News & Agenda

01 February 2022

Increasing the availability of fresh water in coastal areas

Increasing the availability of fresh water in coastal areas

Fresh water is scarce in the Dutch coastal area. Climate change and salinisation are putting freshwater availability under even more pressure. This is a problem for agriculture and horticulture in coastal areas, especially in dry summers. In the AGRICOAST project, led by Boris van Breukelen of TU Delft, a consortium of knowledge institutions, companies and social organisations aims to increase the availability of fresh water in the Dutch coastal area. The project has been awarded a grant of 1.5 million euros from NWO to appoint five PhD students.

01 February 2022

Hybrid offshore renewable energy parks

Hybrid offshore renewable energy parks

21 January 2022

Port of Rotterdam and SmartPort extend support to TU Delft Ports & Waterways professor

Port of Rotterdam and SmartPort extend support to TU Delft Ports & Waterways professor

The Port of Rotterdam and SmartPort have extended their agreement with TU Delft for five more years to provide financial support for the professor Ports & Waterways. They are making a total of 1 million euros available for this purpose.

02 December 2021

Claire Chassagne and Alex Kirichek winner of NWO team science award 2021

Claire Chassagne and Alex Kirichek winner of NWO team science award 2021

This week it was announced that the MUDNET team, of which Claire Chassagne and Alex Kirichek are members, won the NWO Team Science award 2021.

11 November 2021

The North Sea is ready for its close-up

The North Sea is ready for its close-up

08 November 2021

Rain Showers grow in size and intensity

Rain Showers grow in size and intensity

02 November 2021

Using dredged mud to strengthen our dikes

Using dredged mud to strengthen our dikes

17 September 2021

Open Textbook Ports and Waterways: Navigating the changing world

Open Textbook Ports and Waterways: Navigating the changing world

Ports and waterways should be viewed as parts of a coherent system that supports waterborne supply chains. Their integral design and operation is essential. Such is the vision of the Ports and Waterways team of our faculty.

16 September 2021

Energy from concrete nominated for Best Tech Idea

Energy from concrete nominated for Best Tech Idea

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.

09 September 2021

High water Limburg summer 2021 more drastic than river floods in 1993 and 1995

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.