The institute’s mission is to design resilience solutions in the Rotterdam delta and transfer these solutions around the globe. The institute will develop policies, technologies, business models and methodologies that address concrete societal issues prevalent in urban deltas.

The institute will design its solutions in the heart of the Rotterdam delta. In doing so, it will improve the resilience of the Rotterdam delta while also boosting the earnings capacity of the Netherlands.

This delta offers an ideal environment in which to study and design solutions for urban delta systems, as all global challenges come together in this compact, complex and dynamic region. The institute will collaborate with deltas around the world to maximize mutual learning and solution adoption.