News & Agenda

23 April 2018

Voor het eerst opgemeten: stilte ín de storm

Lukt het om voor het eerst een oceaanwervel door te meten? Voorzichtig druppelen de eerste data binnen. Het lijkt binnen de wervel een stuk minder turbulent dan verwacht.

19 April 2018

Hurricane Harvey: Dutch-Texan research shows most fatalities occurred outside flood zones

A Dutch-Texan team found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding: the 100- and 500-year floodplains. Harvey, one of the costliest storms in US history, hit southeast Texas on 25 August 2017 causing unprecedented flooding and killing dozens. Researchers at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and Rice University in Texas published their results today in the European Geosciences Union journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences.

15 March 2018

Increasingly accurate picture of accelerating rise in sea levels

Rising sea levels are affected by all kinds of different factors, most of which we can now effectively unravel and explain almost everywhere in the world. This is according to TU Delft researcher Thomas Frederikse, who has also established that the average rise in sea levels worldwide is accelerating. Moreover, the days on earth are becoming slightly longer... Frederikse will be awarded his doctorate on Monday, 19 March.

09 March 2018

Jan Dirk Jansen appointed as dean CEG

TU Delft’s Executive Board has appointed Professor Jan Dirk Jansen as Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG) with effect from 1 May 2018. Jan Dirk Jansen succeeds professor Bert Geerken, who will retire in May 2018.

04 March 2018

Dutch hydraulic engineering through the eyes of a Swiss journalist

Mid-January, in the middle of high water in the rivers and a one in twenty year storm event from the North Sea, the Swiss journalist Mathias Plüss visited The Netherlands for a one-week tour along Dutch highlights of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management. As part of that, he also visited Delft University. His trip resulted in an article, well worth reading, with lots of personal observations on how The Netherlands deal with water.

05 February 2018

Dutch research in the Caribbean

From Feb 5th to Feb 11th, a unique research cruise initiated by Environmental Fluidmechanics will take place in the Caribbean. During this week, the Dutch research vessel Pelagia will sail from Aruba to St Maarten to perform the first hydrographic survey of an ocean eddy in the region.

04 February 2018

Hurricane Harvey's rainfall partly caused by climate change

Global warming made the extreme rainfall of Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas in August 2017, three times more likely and fifteen percent more intense than it could have been, scientists, one of whom from TU Delft, found.

04 February 2018

Hurricane Harvey's rainfall partly caused by climate change

Global warming made the extreme rainfall of Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas in August 2017, three times more likely and fifteen percent more intense than it could have been, scientists, one of whom from TU Delft, found.

01 February 2018

Timelapse of the 1953 great Dutch flood

25 January 2018

Outstanding academic titles 2017: Unsteady Flow in Open Channels

Het boek "Unsteady Flow in Open Channels' door Prof. Em. Jurjen Battjes en Robert Jan Labeur is geselecteerd voor de prestigieuze Choice magazine lijst "outstanding academic titles 2017".