Deltapijn (waterforum.net, 4th of November, 2013)
Ties Rijcken on waterforum.net.
The Sand Engine Churns to Bring Sand to the Beach (PBS Newshour, 29th of October, 2013)
Marcel Stive on PBS Newshour.
On anniversary of Sandy, a warning to other major coastal areas (Reuters, 23rd of October, 2013)
Bas Jonkman on Reuters.
'Gewenste natuur Hedwigepolder zal niet ontstaan' - EenVandaag - 22 oktober 201
Han Vrijling in EenVandaag.
Against the tide (www.fastcompany.com, 14th of October, 2013)
Marcel Stive and Huib de Vriend on www.fastcompany.com.
Energie in vloedgolf fenomenaal (alleen te lezen vanaf TU Delft netwerk) (De Telegraaf, 28th of September, 2013)
Guus Stelling in de Telegraaf.
Zeebeving niet altijd oorzaak tsunami (alleen te lezen vanaf TU Delft netwerk) (De Telegraaf, 12th of September, 2013)
Guus Stelling in De Telegraaf.
TU Delft, Royal HaskoningDHV en Iv-Infra verkennen ontwerp voor stormvloedkering Houston (September, 2013)
Bas Jonkman in multiple media.
Kuilen ontdekt bij de Oosterscheldedam (BNR Nieuwsradio, 21st of August, 2013)
Matthijs Kok on BNR Nieuwsradio.
Duitse Dijken wel hoog maar niet sterk genoeg (Cobouw, 5th of July, 2013)
Prof.dr.ir. Bas Jonkman investigated the levees on several failure mechanisms around the Elbe River. He points out that the discussion about multiple-layer-safety also has to consider large amounts of intruded water after a breach, which has to be pumped out afterwards.
Dutch and German dike experts held post flood field investigation along Elbe river, Germany (Dutch Water Sector, 4th of July, 2013)
Article on a post-flood field investigation to Germany, including an interview with Prof.dr.ir. Bas Jonkman.
Nederland staat voor forse opgave waterveiligheid (forum.net, 10th of June, 2013)
Prof. dr. ir. Bas Jonkman speaks about the hydraulic challenges in the Netherlands during his inaugural speech.
BNR Radio interview (BNR Radio, 3rd of June, 2013)
Professor Han Vrijling is in an interview with Paul van Liempt.
We zijn gaan waterpraten (Cobouw, 27 of May, 2013)
Vertrouw op de dijk (Trouw, 23rd of May, 2013, three-page newspaper article)
In this newspaper interview, prof. Han Vrijling expresses his concerns about the disregard of hydraulic engineering knowledge in the present Dutch flood protection policy. Vrijling warns for a flood to come if we do not improve the river dikes. The trouble seems to be more interest in building with nature, room for the rivers or multiple-layer-safety than dike improvement. Moreover, the professor notices that all kinds of experts are involved in projects, but almost no hydraulic engineer to be found anymore. Dikes have proven to be the most sound structures since centuries, but piping and outdated norms are causing weaker dikes. Vrijling would like to focus on the maintenance and strengthening of the dikes for the years to come, and to call in hydraulic engineers.
Het is tijd voor grote, concrete plannen (De Ingenieur, 21st of May, 2013)
Bas Jonkman and Han Vrijling are speaking about: their exchange, Rijkswaterstaat, the Delta Works, the safety norms of the dikes, the maintenance of hydraulic structures and the international collaboration.
Water als energiebron (only to be read at the TU Delft network) (De Telegraaf, 11th of May, 2013)
Schultz realiseert doorbraak in debat meerlaagsveiligheid (waterforum.net, 1st of May, 2013)
Arcadis helpt New York bij waterkering; Deur staat op kier voor grote klussen (only to be read at the TU Delft network) (De Telegraaf, 30th of April, 2013)
Veiliger en goedkoper waterbeleid (only to be read at the TU Delft network) (De Volkskrant, 27th of April, 2013)
Stroming is nauwelijks veranderd (only to be read at the TU Delft network) (Algemeen Dagblad, 27th of March, 2013)
Nederlandse waterbouw poldert in de hele wereld (NRC Weekend , 9th of March, 2013, two-page newspaper article)
Climate change causes many problems throughout the world, like floods, hurricanes and sea level rise. Many countries are therefore interested in the expertise of the Dutch. Dutch 'delta technology' is very much in demand, because the Netherlands knows the risks of wind and water and also embraces them. The Dutch Crown Prince Willem Alexander and Minister of Infrastucture and the Environment visited New York on occasion of the water conference of the United Nations. Professor Bas Jonkman points out that hydraulic engineering has to be custom-made; solutions should be found in a mix of hard and soft structures, and also a mix of prevention and reduction of consequences afterwards. He emphasises that the Dutch should bring in real hydraulic engineering expertise and not merely talk about water, otherwise the Dutch value will fall out.
Veiligheidsnorm Noord- en Zuid-Hollandse kust naar 1:100.000 (WaterForum, 12th of February, 2013)
Het rijk der rubbertegels (only to be read at the TU Delft network) (De Volkskrant, 7th of February, 2013)
TU Delft trekt lessen uit 1953: ‘veel geleerd, er is weinig mee gedaan’ (www.waterforum.net, 4th of February, 2013)
We moeten terug naar de inhoud (WaterForum Magazine, January, 2013)
Bas Jonkman, Xuexue Chen, Flora Anvarifar, Mark Voorendt and Wouter ter Horst
Morgen officiële herdenking watersnoodramp (NOS Journaal, 31st of January, 2013)
Eenderde van onze waterkeringen voldoet niet aan de eisen (Radio 1, 31st of January, 2013)
Nederland onder water? (EenVandaag, 31st of January, 2013)
Marcel Stive and Olivier Hoes
Dijken (Telegraaf, 31st of January, 2013, small newspaper article)
An assurance and disaster plan for flooding are not prefered by prof. Bas Jonkman. He is pointing at the dikes which has to be maintained in order to be conform the safety levels. To do this properly the government has to invest more in this subject.
TU Delft geeft workshops watermanagement in Thailand (hieristhailand.nl, 29th of January, 2013)
Bas Jonkman and Huub Savenije
Land slecht voorbereid op watersnood (De Volkskrant, 26th of January, 2013, one-page newspaper article)
Prof. Bas Jonkman and Minister Melanie Schultz in the sequel to "Je moet erover nadenken: wat zou ik doen als het misgaat" (see below). The warning of high water against area sea and river dikes remains with all the consequences.
Je moet erover nadenken: wat zou ik doen als het misgaat (De Volkskrant, 26th of January, 2013, three-page newspaper article)
Minister Melanie Schultz of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment discusses how safe the unique Netherlands is and what will happen during flooding, mentioning prof. dr. ir. Jonkman. This is in response to the memorial of the dutch flood disaster of 1953. The Second Delta Commission will be important for the water safety in the future, just like the First Delta Commission was.
Ruimte voor water (NRC Weekend, 26th of January, 2013, two-page newspaper article)
In this article on occasion of the Dutch storm surge disaster of 1953, Prof. Jonkman stresses that at present still 33% of the Dutch primary flood defences does not meet the requirements. Therefore, there is still much work to be done. Next to 'hard' solutions (steel or concrete structures), 'soft' measures like the 'Room for the River' programme and the 'Sand Engine' are interesting options, but the effectivity of the solutions should be a prevalent criterion.
We redden het niet met wat extra oefenen (only to be read at the TU Delft network) (De Volkskrant, 26st of January, 2013)
Miljarden te verdienen met onze deltaplannen (only to be read at the TU Delft network) (Algemeen Dagblad, 10th of January, 2013)
Energie uit getij (only to be read at the TU Delft network) (De Telegraaf, 5th of January, 2013)