Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure with areas of expertise in flood risk and adaptive planning. Throughout the world, Deltares works on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. The primary task of Deltares is bringing together science and application: translating scientific knowledge into innovative solutions needed in sustainable (clean and safe) development of deltas. Managing these densely populated and vulnerable areas is complex, which is why Deltares works closely with governments, businesses, other research institutes and universities at home and abroad. One of the ongoing projects is adaptation of Deltaic area’s and infrastructure to climate change. Deltares supports the Dutch Government in its decisions to adapt the water management and flood defences in the Dutch Delta in a changing climate, the Dutch Delta Programme. Deltares believes in openness and transparency as is evident from the free availability of their software, models and online courses related to water and soil.