These are the strategic objectives of Flanders Hydraulics Research:

  1. We support the Government of Flanders in its efforts to:
    • improve the safety of navigation;
    • effectively and efficiently address flooding and water shortages, improve flood safety and focus on the management of water quantity;
    • develop safe, efficient and effective water-related infrastructure;
    • develop sustainable coastal and waterway management;
    • contribute to the waterway, coastal and port policy, as part of economic development, but while also taking into account the environmental impact.
  2. We commit to the long-term objectives of the policy and the customers.
  3. We form strategic alliances to improve our services and strengthen our position.
  4. We develop specific scientific instruments and strive for applicable, high-quality and economically justifiable innovation.