News & Agenda
Marcel Stive receives Jiangsu Friendship Award
In September, Marcel Stive received the Jiangsu Friendship Award from the governor of the province of Jiangsu (China).
TU Delft researchers visit Great Barrier Reef to rehabilitate coral
This week a team of researchers from TU Delft, Van Oord and Australia’s national science agency CSIRO are travelling to the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia to test a new method for the large-scale rehabilitation of coral.
On the first of November, the ninth edition of the delta congress took place in Zwolle. At the congress it was busier than ever.
Nomination for Dutch Data Price 2018
During summer, the jury of the Dutch Data price 2018 have reviewed almost 50 submissions and the HANZE dataset (Historical Analysis of Natural Hazards in Europe) has been nominated as one of the nine contestents. This dataset is from reseacher Dominik Paprotny who published a paper on this dataset.
New staff member: Alissa Albrecht
Allisa Albrecht is a new staff member at the department of Hydraulic Engineering. In this article, She introduces herself shortly:
Sand Motor as continuous field laboratory for teaching and research
The Sand Motor, a large-scale peninsula comprising 21 million cubic metres of sand created on the coast at Kijkduin-Ter Heijde, has become a leading example worldwide of sustainable coastal protection. How is nature developing here, how are the dunes being replenished, and what is happening to the coastline? To answer these questions we need high-quality measuring equipment to continually monitor the coastline here. Thanks to financial support from Stichting Zabawas, the Sand Motor has now become a field laboratory for teaching and research in hydraulic engineering.
New MOOC: Introduction to Water and Climate
Water is a crucial element in climate and for society. Find out about the latest engineering interventions for water management in rivers, coasts and the urban environment.
ICCE conference and Miami Beach SLR adaptations
Interview Anne Ton: Monitoring oevers Houtribdijk - met een waadpak naar de bodem
PhD-student Anne Ton doet onderzoek op de afdeling waterbouwkunde naar de efficiëntie van de versterking van de Houtribdijk, de 25 km lange dijk tussen Lelystad en Enkhuizen die met zand en steen verstevigd wordt. ‘Het gebruik van zandige oevers op een plek als dit is wereldwijd uniek. Ik kan het dus nog helemaal zelf ontdekken.’ Zei ze in een interview met Rijkswaterstaat.
Extreme sea levels predicted to increase along global coastlines
Future global warming will lead to an increase in ‘extreme sea levels’, with consequent flood risks to coastal infrastructure and human populations. An international research team from Italy, Greece, the Netherlands (TU Delft / Deltares) and the UK published this new research in Nature Communications.