We have designed this website to inform and facilitate current students, prospective students, alumni, scientists, practitioners, media, colleagues and our staff on our field of focus. Our homepage offers access to section-related information that we control and update, to our direct "Delft" environment and it offers a login to our staff.
Of the vast amount of information that you may find we mention the highlights. Under news you will find recent and aged articles, while agenda provides the most recent activities and events of our department. Under research you will find current and recently completed research project descriptions often with access to publications. Under education you will find information for high school students, university of applied science students (pre-masters), foreign students, bachelor students (master programs) and master students (graduation projects and reports). Also all the hydraulic engineering courses are given here.
To contact persons within our department or other department related matters various members of the departmental support can be contacted. What is more, contact and accessibility will give more general information to find us. Please take a look at vacancies when you are looking for a job or when you want to do research in hydraulic engineering.
We offer access to the Virtual Knowledge Centre - Hydraulic Engineering, designed for anyone who is active in the field. Many links on this portal points to the central library of Delft University of Technology. The aims of the knowledge center are (1) to provide integrated access to library and faculty information resources per subject and (2) to facilitate sharing of the knowledge contained within the user group through use of discussion forums. The primary target users are students and staff of Civil Engineering.
Delft Harvey Texas Research Team
On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane near Rockport, Texas. Harvey’s high winds and storm surge caused devastation along the Texas coast. As Harvey moved slowly inland, meteorologists predicted that Harvey could drop over 35-40 inches of rain during the following week. As a result, unprecedented flooding has occurred over an area the size of the Netherlands. Houston, the 4th largest city in the U.S., is especially hard hit. Early estimates put the damages from Harvey in the top five historical events in the U.S.; over 20,000 people have sought emergency shelter as of August 30, 2017.
The role of vegetated foreshores in coastal protection
Extreme weather is causing increasingly wide-spread flooding in coastal areas, as the events in the Southern United States have shown. In research project BE SAFE, the University of Twente, TU Delft and marine research institute NIOZ are working on combining more natural ways of coastal protection with conventional dikes.