NL
2016

Our world is changing fast. There will be 9 billion people by 2050. By that time, most of us will be living in densely populated cities in deltas and along coasts where water levels will be constantly rising due to climate change. And where, at the same time, there will be a constant decline in the supplies of safe freshwater we need. Not just for drinking, but also to grow the crops to feed everyone.

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Maarten Smits
Maarten Smits
Jaap Kwadijk
Jaap Kwadijk
Karla Peijs
Karla Peijs
Maarten Smits
Managing Director
Maarten Smits
Jaap Kwadijk
Chairman Deltares Scientific Council
Jaap Kwadijk
Karla Peijs
Chairwoman Supervisory board
Karla Peijs

The social challenges facing delta areas throughout the world do not fit neatly into a sub-division of the research and consultancy world. The social problems transcend that level. Deltares distinguishes between four major issues that are largeley outside the domain covered by Deltares but where Deltares expertise is important.

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