To stay ahead of the competition and maintain our leading market positions, we want to be recognised for our thought leadership and our innovations.

Innovation in action

Innovation in Action programme that we ran throughout 2014, highlighted how our innovations benefit our clients and society, lowering costs, and helping the transition to a sustainable future. Examples included: the cost effective and simple solution to horticultural water storage in the Netherlands; the award-winning folding lock gate design which offers substantial savings in construction and maintenance; and floating islands, a unique solution to creating urban space in fast-growing cities across the world.

Changing perspectives

The pace of change in societies and in the environment requires flexibility both in the way we work and in our solutions. Through innovation we are constantly adapting and renewing to combine different approaches and to include resilience.

“Success comes from recognising different perspectives and competing problems and being able to bring stakeholders together behind the best solution,” explains Lisette Heuer, Director of our Innovation Taskforce. “Doing it smarter – faster and within budget constraints – creates the pressure for out-of-the-box thinking and that is where we have been really successful.”

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New Vision for the Dairy Sector

  The Big Food and Agriculture Challenge

The Mekong Delta Plan

Innovation Demands Collaboration

  NACO and Schiphol Take Off with Innovation

  Doha’s New Public Transport Backbone


Innovative saltwater intrusion prevention at the Krammer locks
  Walking on water - a unique solution to create urban space
  Team effort in Littlehaven delivers new ways to enjoy the coast

Renewables good news for biodiversity

  Successful removal and reuse of methane from drinking water
  Changing Places: From Traditional Networks to Smart Grids
Water Storing Greenhouse Roofs

  Unique folding lock gate gains recognition

  Utrecht cyclists head underground