Our people work throughout the world, and they come to us from everywhere on the planet. Working for Deltares means working in an environment in which flexibility and freedom of thought are encouraged. We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the relevant courses of study at universities and institutions of higher education, and the relevant labor market. This broad diversity in terms of background is one of the main strengths of Deltares. Diversity is not only a question of ethnic origin or gender but also of age and disabilities. Do you want to continuously develop your scientific knowledge? Is it your ambition to be a pioneer in your field of work, here in The Netherlands and abroad? Do you like to find innovative solutions and dislike standard thinking? Then you are very welcome at Deltares.
Deltares was established in 2008 after the merger of GeoDelft; Delft Hydraulics; parts of TNO Built
Environment and Geosciences and parts of the specialist services RIZA, RIKZ and DWW of
Rijkswaterstaat. The establishment of a research and innovation centre for delta issues was vitally
important in order to keep the vulnerable and flood-sensitive Dutch delta liveable in a sustainable
way. The aim was to advise both the government and the business community and to combine and
strengthen the knowledge available in the Netherlands so that innovative solutions could be found
to address the consequences of climate change. Deltares was also expected to play an important
role in providing international access to Dutch knowledge in the field of water management.
Deltares is an independent applied research institute in the area of water and subsurface. We are
involved throughout the world in smart innovations, solutions and applications for people,
environment and society. We focus primarily on deltas, coastal regions and river catchments.
Managing these densely-populated and vulnerable areas is complex and so we work closely with
government authorities, commercial companies, research institutes and universities in the
Netherlands and internationally. Our motto is "Enabling Delta Life". As an applied research institute,
Deltares is successful if its knowledge is put to good use in and for society. Deltares is very
demanding when it comes to the quality of its knowledge and advice.