Deltares is a leading not-for-profit, internationally operating specialist consultancy and applied research institute in the field of water and subsurface. It stands as an independent foundation under Dutch law. Throughout the world, Deltares works on innovative solutions and applications for people, environment and society. Our main focus is on deltas, coastal regions and river basins. 

In REACHOUT, Deltares is the co-lead institute with CAS and will be mainly responsible for the management and coordination of the project, as well as communication and dissemination work.  

Deltares was established in 2008 with the merger of WL | Delft Hydraulics, GeoDelft and parts of TNO and Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management). This makes Deltares a young organization, built from components with a respectable reputation and extensive experience (more than 50 years). It commonly fulfils the function of advisor and technical arm of the State and commercial companies that seek practical solutions that generate a positive impact on society. It has around 900 professionals of more than 40 nationalities who carry out practical research and offer specialized advice in the Netherlands and abroad to clients who want to see the latest developments in knowledge applied. 

The Team

Joletta de Man

Joletta de Man is a communications professional with international premium brand experience in several companies varying from the field of probiotics for a large diary company, projects for ministeries and now climate adaptation. Within Reachout she is part of the communication team on behalf of Deltares.

Gaby Langendijk

Dr. Gaby S. Langendijk is a climate scientist at Deltares, specialising in cities under climate change. Dr. Langendijk’s research is centred around the impacts of climate change on urban areas and developing adaptation strategies and climate services to enhance resilience.

Ad Jeuken

Dr. Ir. A.B.M. Jeuken is an expert advisor in the field of climate change adaptation and water management. He has a master degree in environmental sciences from the Wageningen University and finished a PhD in Global Climate modelling at KNMI and the University of Eindhoven.

Sarah Wright

Sarah Wright is a junior researcher at Deltares, specializing in climate adaptation and water management. Sarah’s focus is centered around adaptation planning, especially using integrated approaches such as Climate Resilient Development and methods like Adaptation Pathways. She loves thinking about how to best present data in ways that are both useful and beautiful, translating science for non-technical decision makers and stakeholders.

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The climate story of Gdynia​

Short summary: A story about Jan and Maria during extreme precipitation.

Theme: Flooding

End user: Citizens

Link to the story: under construction