What we do

What we do

The international challenges in the area of water management revolve around water for a healthy society. For the Netherlands, as a delta metropolis, the quality of the urban environment is a top priority. Water safety in metropolitan environments, as places where people can live, work and recreate in a healthy manner, is now increasingly under pressure. In delta areas we must have critical, future-proof dikes and robust storm surge barriers

But we also need resilient cities that can withstand weather extremes, including increasingly hot and dry summers for instance. For this reason, not only is water safety necessary, but so too is a continuous access to sufficient freshwater of the right quality. But climate change now means that these can longer be taken for granted. Resilient and future-oriented water management must therefore achieve an optimal balance between water safety and water security. Climate change and urbanisation magnify the uncertainties of the future. Scenario development, the design of resilient, robust and constantly traceable water infrastructure are taking on fundamental importance. This, within an increasingly digital world that demands that data is shared and combined in a secure and transparent digital environment. Think for instance of the increased number in types of sensors, the use of satellite data (spectral imaging), infra-connected BIM and parametric calculation. But in all of this, we naturally desire, as a society, to maintain complete control over our critical water infrastructure. As engineering consultants, we provide specific tool boxes and instruments that ensure these future adaptations.

Resilient Urban Water

Resilient Urban Water

In metropolitan areas space is frequently scarce and the infrastructural density is high. Extreme weather events can cause considerable damage to infrastructure and buildings. Dareius has developed two tools to deal with these problems: the design tool RESCIDO and the analytical tool URBRAIN.

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Water safety

Water safety

Water safety is a huge challenge in delta areas. Flood prevention and management require that water be seen as an important spatial and societal structuring element. Based on thorough analysis, we both provide and contribute to the design of future-proof and (data-) intelligent water infrastructure.We have collected our instruments and competences in the SPiFRAME and REDO Toolboxes. We can work with these, together with the client, in making projections and supporting the adaptable design of future-proof water infrastructure.

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Water security

Water security

In the water management of the future, water security and water safety go hand-in-hand. Large parts of Europe are faced with flooding. But dry summers also produce drought conditions in natural, agricultural and urban areas. We have created the QARDAN Toolbox to analyse regional and local drought problems. And, drawing on our many years of experience with urban groundwater, we have also developed the WASSER Toolbox, with which we realise subsurface water storage solutions (ASR) with a regional scope. 

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Digital water

Digital water

The steerability of our water system is essential in this regard. In this context, sensors have for years been a recognised tool in the maintenance and management of water infrastructures. They help monitor their actual condition and facilitate faster and more targeted risk management action. The goal is to maximise data-use effectiveness and thus generate deep and – for water practice – meaningful knowledge about the water system. Included within our water program.

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If you would like to know more about our products and services, please contact us at:

Maarten Kuiper MSc mkuiper@dareius.com +31 6 53 27 54 49
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