Knowledge is our core business

aiming at scientific and societal impact

What we do

NUSDeltares helps to solve problems that Singapore and other fast-growing cities in South-East Asia encounter, now and in the future. Not only by providing practical and implementable solutions, but also by increasing the appropriate knowledge and local capabilities needed to manage the natural and urban system.


NUS and Deltares experts work together in three different ways; through fundamental research, applied R&D and specialist consultancy we provide our clients with top expertise, and innovative and practical solutions. We distinguish ourselves from other consulting organizations by focusing on the knowledge-intensive innovation projects that provide clients with strategies and tools to tackle future societal challenges.

A distinguishing and cross-cutting element in our portfolios is the development of unique data-, model- and informationsystems. They are crucial to capture knowledge, to integrate and transfer it, and make knowledge applicable. These systems enable therefore well educated analyzes and decisions on the desired aggregation level.


The success of this approach is demonstrated by a healthy and steady portfolio of innovation projects for various government agencies in Singapore and private sector parties.


We develop

The fundamental and applied research programs of NUS and Deltares form the basis of our knowledge portfolios. In these programs, new knowledge is created, serving as input for roadmaps that result in new innovations with societal impact.

Our research

We share

Our philosophy is that knowledge should be shared and disseminated. We do that through courses and webinars, and by our open source software policy.

Our courses & webinars

We apply

Societal challenges require multidisciplinary approaches. In our projects, recently developed knowledge from various domains is brought together and made applicable. This 'integration-by-application' approach, combined with stakeholder involvement, results in dedicated innovative solutions for our clients.

Our projects

  • Data, models and information systems

    Data, models and expert knowledge are important sources of information about the actual and expected state of water- and soil systems. In our integrated information platforms we combine them, using concepts from data science and hydro-informatics. This results in the best possible information, at the relevant spatial and time scales and at the desired aggregation levels.

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  • Software

    Our advanced data-, model- and information systems all are developed and maintained according to best software practices. These software tools are not only essential for our work, but are also important vehicles through which we share our knowledge and technology. Our open-source policy enables a large community to use and/or further develop these tools.

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  • Facilities

    In our research, field and laboratory experiments are indispensable to improve our understanding of processes and to obtain validation data. In specialist consultancy, we use experimental facilities to investigate phenomena in case numerical models are not yet capable to describe them with sufficient accuracy. Jointly, NUS and Deltares dispose of unique laboraties and facilities.

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