Latin America and the Caribbean

With a vibrant and growing population, Latin America and the Caribbean is a dynamic region with great potential. The region has many unique natural resources. Latin America is one of the world’s most biodiverse regions, and the Caribbean is often described as a ‘biodiversity hotspot’.

Although Latin America and the Caribbean account for only 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions, the region is increasingly facing the impacts of climate change. Think temperature and precipitation, extreme weather and resulting disasters, melting glaciers, droughts and flooding of rivers and coasts. Highly urbanized coastal areas and small island states are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise.

These challenges have profound implications for local communities, the economy and the environment. However, they are opportunities for the region in the form of the so-called “green transition”. Many countries are already adapting to this change and taking climate action by investing in renewable energy, decarbonizing their economies and building resilient infrastructure. There are also many opportunities for renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and geothermal heat. Nature-based solutions not only offer opportunities to reduce hazards, but also to adapt existing infrastructure and built-up areas.

Local expertise and partners

Together with our Latin American and Caribbean partners, Deltarace wants to build on the existing and growing knowledge base by finding innovations, nature-based solutions and local applications for these challenges. Our experts have local networks, so we work closely with local communities and relevant stakeholders. Many of our experts are from the region and have experience and in-depth knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing the region. Projects are implemented in collaboration with our partners.

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Most of our work is carried out through projects for private and public sector clients. We work in a variety of sectors including natural resources, water and environment, development and infrastructure. Our clients include utilities and energy providers, international and regional corporations, water managers and national, regional and local governments.

Special advice

We provide expert advice to create natural solutions together. Our focus on integrated water resources management allows us to contribute to greater water security across Latin America and the Caribbean, including groundwater and surface water, tailored to rich geographic landscapes, taking into account the unique circumstances and needs of countries and regions. We provide open software, tools and expertise to help policymakers make forecasts so they have clear and reliable information.

Thanks to our local experience in developing resilient infrastructure, we work with local governments to mitigate flood risk for cities. We also develop integrated solutions for urban water management, river management and coastal management, balancing economic, environmental and social needs. We support governments in understanding and quantifying the impacts and risks associated with climate change and developing robust and viable strategies to deal with natural disasters.

Feel free to share

Deltares believes in openness and transparency, and sharing knowledge and innovative insights globally contributes to our mission of ‘Powering Delta Life’. to us Dare to share The policy applies to all our customers and includes the software and tools we develop, but also our exclusive and tailored solutions. We provide skill development and training with an emphasis on collaborative development.

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Climate adaptation is central to our work. Our solutions help improve water security in Latin America and the Caribbean, and help the region meet the challenges of climate change in ways that benefit society, economy and environment.

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