Topics Our expertise

The water- and subsurface related expertise of NUS and Deltares covers a broad area. This enables us to do research, provide training and carry out specialist consultancy.

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Climate adaptation

Climate related changes in rainfall, temperature and sea levels will have an impact on communities, companies and industries worldwide. At NUSDeltares, we are actively working to develop the crucial knowledge needed to address the effects of climate change.

High density living

High density coastal areas are particularly vulnerable. Rapid urbanization has increased both the economic and societal value of these areas. Drought, flooding, heat and enviromental degradation can have a major impact on the economy.

Urban water management

Water in urban areas is often sourced from man-made reservoirs or intensive managed water bodies. Besides providing potable water, reservoirs, lakes, canals and rivers provide several other functions, such as recreation opportunities and water storage for flood control. Different functions have different, often conflicting, requirements regarding water quality and quantity.

Projects Multidisciplinary approaches

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water quality monitoring and prediction service Singapore
Climate adaptation

A national water quality monitoring and prediction service for Singapore

NUSDeltares developed, implemented and validated a national water quality monitoring and prediction service to help the National Environment Agency Singapore manage Singapore’s coastal waters.

Urban water management

In-stream wetlands

The use of eco-engineered in-stream wetlands systems as part of the ABW-waters in Singapore achieves the water quality goals by optimizing the natural capabilities of plants to improve the quality of stormwater collected from the urban landscape.

Climate adaptation

SeCURE Singapore Centre on Urban Resilience

The Centre will facilitate and stimulate cross-disciplinary cooperation across the SE Asian region, and will provide the data-rich environment to enable this. The SeCURE initiative has been presented and discussed already with a large number of potential partners and sponsors, and is rapidly gaining more support.

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About us

NUSDeltares is the long-lasting knowledge alliance between
the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Dutch applied knowledge institute Deltares.

We bring together the best minds, extensive network and experience from two leading institutes, to deal with the pressing climate change, sustainability and urbanization challenges Singapore and South-East Asia are facing today.

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