09 September 2021
High water Limburg summer 2021 more drastic than river floods in 1993 and 1995
The heavy precipitation along with the high water of July 2021 in the Netherlands and surrounding countries was an extreme and exceptional event with major social consequences in Limburg. Commissioned by the Expertise Network for Water Safety (ENW), a broad consortium of knowledge institutions, led by Delft University of Technology and Deltares, has now made an initial analysis of the available information on a range of topics.
18 August 2021
Emma was in Delft while her parental home was flooded
When waves batter the coast, energy is generated. Researchers Branko Šavija and Yading Xu from TU Delft want to capture that by using a special type of concrete to create an alternative energy source.
27 July 2021
Large international field study on climate change
Due to climate change, floods and droughts are expected to occur more frequently. Therefore, a group of TU researchers (CEG) is participating in a large international field study in Spain in July.
14 July 2021
VIDI grant for Giorgia Giardina
NWO awarded a VIDI grant to Giorgia Giardina to further expand her research into monitoring the safety of bridges from space and to set up her own innovative research line.
13 July 2021
10 years Sand Motor is a success!
The Sand Motor celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday July 1. That day Rijkswaterstaat and the Province of Zuid-Holland presented the results during the Coastal Dynamics congress (28 June - 1 July). After 10 years, the Sand Motor appears to be a success. For ecologists, recreational users and certainly for researchers. Professor Stefan Aarninkhof: “The Sand Motor will continue to be the ‘living lab’ of Coastal Engineering in our backyard.”
01 July 2021
Strategy for the Netherlands Polar Programme
The aim of the Netherlands Polar Programme (NPP) is to stimulate and support the development and execution of high-quality research in the Arctic and Antarctic. It is a special programme operated by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), financed and commissioned by the Dutch government. The Netherlands has been committed to scientific polar research since it obtained Consultative Party status in the Antarctic Treaty in 1990, and Observer status in the Arctic Council in 1998. This Pole Position-NL 3.0 describes the third integrated polar research strategy (2021–2025). It is complementary to the Netherlands’ Polar Strategy 2021—2025, titled Prepared for Change, published by the government of the Netherlands. The research strategy was developed with the aid of a strategy committee under the auspices of the NPP Programme Committee
22 June 2021
Sea level rise outpaced by vertical dune toe translation on prograding coasts
Karin Sluis, Senior Advisor and former Director of Witteveen+Bos, has been chosen as TU Delft Alumnus of the Year 2021.
10 May 2021
25 partners from the construction industry sign Manifesto
More than 25 parties from the construction world, including 4TU.Bouw, are joining forces for an innovative approach to replacement and renovation.
10 May 2021
Miljarden euro’s schade, wellicht 2600 doden en volle vluchtroutes: dit kan gebeuren als Lekdijk doorbreekt
We leven in een land met veel water en staan er zelden bij stil dat onze dijken het zouden kunnen begeven. Toch is die kans bepaald niet denkbeeldig, bleek onlangs uit een alarmerend rapport van hoogleraar Stefan van Baars. Bij hoogwater zou de Lekdijk tussen Kinderdijk en Groot-Ammers volgens hem zomaar eens kunnen breken, met dramatische gevolgen tot en met Gorinchem aan toe.
29 April 2021
1,000 rivers emit nearly 80% of global ocean plastic pollution
A publication in Science Advances sheds new light on where and how much plastic flows into the oceans via rivers.