Deltares Research on Flood Risk

Rising sea-levels, population growth and increasing economic activity result in a growing demand for accurate flood risk forecasting and possible protective measures.

The research programme aims to improve the precision of assessments of dike strength, water-level predictions, wave heights and erosion, and to allow for better risk appraisal. It covers the full scope of flood risk management: from risk calculations to practical support for making policy decisions. The impact of this research is reflected in flood prevention measures that are more effective, more cost-efficient and socially acceptable. The research concentrates on the following topics

  • Real-time information for flood event management
  • Global data and tools for flood risk assessment
  • Event-driven hydro- and morphodynamics
  • Dikes, levees and dams
  • System behaviour of coasts, estuaries and rivers
  • Flood Risk Strategies