14 May 2020
Shanghai University, Tongji University, TUD and Waternet start cooperation on drinking water disinfection and corona
Two universities in China (Shanghai University, Tongji University) will start a cooperation with TU Delft, section Sanitary Engineering, and water utility Waternet (Amsterdam) on disinfection of drinking water related to the SARS CoV-2 “corona” inactivation.
14 May 2020
TU Delft Global Drinking Water-IWA conference and Best Paper Award 2019
On 25-26 November 2019, the TU Delft | Global Drinking Water programme organized in collaboration with UNESCO-IHE The Role of Technology conference in Delft, with the aim to address the role of technology in reaching Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6.1: Access to Safe Water. With over 100 participants, the first edition this IWA supported conference was a big success, connecting international delegates from all over the world.
16 April 2020
Home lab safety adaptation Electrodialysis tests Tobias Opschoor
Because of the situation regarding COVID 19, the Waterlab at the faculty of Civil Engineering from TU Delft is closed. I have received the authorization to remove my setup from the Waterlab and place it at a different location to continue with the experiments required for the fulfillment of my MSc. I would like to clarify the added safety measures I have taken in order to require TU Delft safety standards and governmental safety measures regarding social distancing to minimize COVID 19 spread.
16 April 2020
Lucky find in water research yields better detection method for coronavirus
Water research and the coronavirus are not a logical combination. Nevertheless, researchers from Delft and Norway have managed to apply a finding from their water research in the detection of the corona virus. A coincidence – but certainly not less useful.
31 January 2020
Last Gijs Oskam award for best MSc thesis
Gijs Oskam passed away last year (2019). He was the most frequent participant of the “vakantiecursus”, but was also known through the development of the Reservoirs of Brabantse Biesbosch and his fights against the pollution of the raw water source, the river Meuse, which is nowadays, again, a very actual problem.
29 November 2019
Minimising fruit crop losses due to frost
Bas van de Wiel (Professor Atmospheric Physics) wants to minimise the fruit crop losses due to frost. Yet surprisingly little is known about this phenomenon. Therefore Van de Wiel received a grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to together with colleague Marie-Claire ten Veldhuis provide clarity on fruit frost.
21 November 2019
Crowdsourced ‘supercomputer’ enables more localised and accurate rainfall forecasts
Accurate forecasts of rainfall are crucial in Africa, where 95% of agriculture depends on highly localised rainfall. Currently, forecasts are based on satellite data and are not sufficiently accurate for small geographical areas.
14 October 2019
Royal couple opens vertical wastewater treatment pilot in New Delhi
The royal couple opened a new pilot installation for the purification of contaminated wastewater in Indian drains.
13 September 2019
Jan Peter van der Hoek in de Volkskrant over de bedreiging van de Maas als bron voor drinkwater
22 July 2019
Veni grant for two researchers of Civil Engineering & Geosciences
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth up to 250,000 euros to twelve highly promising young scientists from TU Delft, two of whom are from the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences.