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14 november 2017

Deltares en TU Delft tonen aan: wereldwijd minder doden door stormvloeden

In het verleden zagen we regelmatig stormvloeden (eventueel verergerd door hevige regenval) met veel doden. Voorbeelden zijn Katrina in 2005, met honderden slachtoffers, en Bangladesh in 1970 met ongeveer 300.000 doden door overstromingen. Ook in recente gevallen, zoals bij de orkanen Harvey en Irma, vielen er slachtoffers door overstromingen. Toch toont nieuw onderzoek van Deltares en de TU Delft aan dat er in de grote kuststeden relatief veel minder doden vallen door stormvloeden dan vroeger.

05 november 2017

New PhD Student: Christopher Lashley

A new PhD student has started at the department of Hydraulic Engineering. Christopher Lashley will do his research at the section of hydraulic structures and flood risk. In this newsarticle he introduces himself.

31 oktober 2017

Euro Asia Civil Engineering Forum 2017(EACEF 2017) International Conference in Seoul

This conference is the sixth international conference in a row which was organized by EACEF (European Asian Civil Engineering Forum) which was initiated by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harianto Hardjasaputra (Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karl-Heinz Reineck, (University of Stuttgart, Germany) in 2006 in Stuttgart to promote the cooperation and understanding between European and Asian countries focusing on civil engineering expertise. EACEF plays an important role as the bridge between these two continents, to link European and Asian Civil Engineers, especially those with a commitment to sustainable development.

19 oktober 2017

Japanese contractor ORSC visits TU Delft

On Tuesday 17 October 2017, a delegation of the Oriental Shiraishi Corporation (ORSC) honoured TU Delft with a visit. ORSC is a Japanese contractor, specialised in civil engineering technologies.

04 oktober 2017

Updates from the SEAWAD research team

A month ago, a team of reseachers from different universities set out to investigate how the coast of the wadden sea will change and what can be done to protect it. In this article, the team describes their experiences and findings from the last month!

26 september 2017

Delft Harvey Texas Research Team organiseert Harvey Hackathon

TU Delft heft een interdisciplinair team samengesteld om onderzoek te doen naar orkaan Harvey, gefinancierd door DIMI. De eerste fase bestond uit dataverzameling doormiddel van een Hackathon.

05 september 2017

Delft Harvey Texas Research Team

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane near Rockport, Texas. Harvey’s high winds and storm surge caused devastation along the Texas coast. As Harvey moved slowly inland, meteorologists predicted that Harvey could drop over 35-40 inches of rain during the following week. As a result, unprecedented flooding has occurred over an area the size of the Netherlands. Houston, the 4th largest city in the U.S., is especially hard hit. Early estimates put the damages from Harvey in the top five historical events in the U.S.; over 20,000 people have sought emergency shelter as of August 30, 2017.

01 september 2017

Werken met begroeide voorlanden tegen overstromingsrisico’s

Extreme weersomstandigheden resulteren in steeds meer wateroverlast voor inwoners van kustgebieden, wat op het moment zichtbaar is in het zuiden van de Verenigde Staten. In het onderzoeksproject BE SAFE, uitgevoerd door onderzoekers aan de Universiteit Twente, TU Delft en het mariene onderzoeksinstituut NIOZ, wordt momenteel onderzoek gedaan naar meer natuurlijke manieren van kustbescherming in combinatie met conventionele dijken.

05 augustus 2017

SEAWAD team researches Wadden Island development

How will the coast of the Wadden Islands change in the future, and what can be done to protect it? To answer this question, researchers from TU Delft will embark on a month-long field measurement campaign in Ameland, the Netherlands.

04 augustus 2017

NL-UK-China collaboration on Sustainable Deltas

TU Delft, together with the University of London’s SOAS and the Shanghai Meteorological Service, have won a joint NSFC-EPSRC-NWO Cooperation China grant for a research project on Sustainable Deltas. Other project partners are the UK Met Office Hadley Centre, Shanghai Normal University, and East China Normal University.