NUSDeltares, as the strategic knowledge alliance between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Dutch applied research institute Deltares aims to bridge the gap between science and society.

Topics Our expertise

The water- and subsoil- 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.

News NUSDeltares latest developments

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MindBlown Investigaters learn about polders and land reclamation

24 November 2021 -

The sea levels are rising and Singapore is a low-lying island. Does that mean we’re all going to drown? In ‘Mind Blown!’, the investigative series for children broadcasted in Singapore, investigators ask tough questions in a fun way to find answers. In this episode our very own coastal engineer Sepehr Eslami Arab explains on the beach of Singapore what a polder is and how it is built to reclaim land from the sea.

Join us at the SIWW2021 – visit our booth

15 June 2021 -

The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) is one of the leading water events in the world to share perspectives on fostering innovation and collaboration towards a more sustainable water future. Deltares and NUSDeltares are participating at the SIWW2021. The event will be virtually from 21 June to 2 July 2021.

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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