Water safety poses a major challenge in delta areas. We are keen to contribute to the design of future-proof and (data-) intelligent water infrastructure on the basis of sound research. A Digital Twin approach can be helpful in this respect. In this approach, the physical and digital identities are inextricably linked to each other. The goal is to have traceable, future-proof and dependable water infrastructure. Our approach results in improved efficiency and cost reductions, as well as a lower chance of failure in every stage of the life cycle. With specially designed instruments, we can look at what lies ahead together with our client, and provide assistance in designing feasible future-proof water infrastructure.