Stichting Deltares is the Dutch institute for applied research and development on issues related to living and working in delta areas. The mission of Deltares is to develop, acquire, apply and disseminate integral, multidisciplinary knowledge and knowledge products related to living and working in delta (coastal, estuarine, and riverine) areas, on an internationally leading level. With this, Deltares supports public authorities, private parties and society in their operations and ambitions, related to sustainable development of delta regions.

The primary task of Deltares is bringing together science and application: translating scientific knowledge into innovative solutions needed in sustainable development of deltas. It plays an active role in innovation networks with the ultimate goal of creating societal value, by supporting and speeding up innovation. Relevant areas of expertise of Deltares relevant for this project include ecosystem services, flood risk management, participatory modelling, and adaptive and investment planning.

Deltares is a leading research institution in watershed interventions that brings a strong academic and practical understanding of Integrated Flood Management (IFM) measures in the chain from flood hazard to flood impact as well as on water risk interventions to deal with droughts.