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05 August 2017

SEAWAD team researches Wadden Island development

26 July 2017

Vacancies at the Watermanagement department

Discover the new vacancies at the Watermanagement department for Professor of Urban Water Infrastructure and Professor of Hydrology & Water Resources.

17 July 2017

New chair of Environmental Technology for Merle de Kreuk

Merle de Kreuk has been appointed Professor of Environmental Technology at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences.

11 July 2017

Luuk Rietveld bestowed honorary doctorate on Mozambican engineer Manuel Alvarinho

On Friday 13 January 2017 TU Delft celebrated its 175th anniversary. On this occasion an honorary doctorate was bestowed on Manuel Alvarinho by his honorary promotor Luuk Rietveld. Alvarinho is a Mozambican Civil Engineer, and president and founder of the Water Regulatory Council in Mozambique. He has been working in the water supply and sanitation sector for over 35 years.

16 June 2017

Professor Jan Peter van der Hoek in Waterspiegel: De wondere wereld van het Nederlandse drinkwater

In Nederland komt er altijd drinkwater uit de kraan; lekker, gezond én betaalbaar. Niet veel mensen staan er bij stil, maar eigenlijk is dat heel bijzonder. Nog maar 170 jaar geleden dronken we uit de gracht en stierven er jaarlijks vele Nederlanders aan cholera, buiktyfus en andere besmettelijke ziekten. Hoe hebbenwe die omslag voor elkaar gekregen?

09 June 2017

Two new stories of science

Two new stories of science have been posted on the Hydraulic engineering website. This time, Caroline Katsman talks about her research about the influence of ocean whirls on surface water sinking. Also Victor Chavarrias talks about his research about meandering and “humanised” rivers in the world.

09 June 2017

Timo Schweckendiek receives GEOSnet Young Researcher Award

On June 5, 2017 Dr. Timo Schweckendiek, research associate at the Department of Hydraulic Engineering of TU Delft, received the ‘GEOSnet Young Researcher Award’ at the Geo-Risk 2017 conference (Denver, USA).

26 May 2017

A Model Monument

Last Friday, a special hydraulic model was put in front of the office of Bas Jonkman. The model stands as a reminder of the early deceased Ir. Thijs van Zwieteren.

23 May 2017

Global mean sea level rise is accelerating faster than previously thought

Globally sea levels are on the rise. Now researchers from TU Delft and other European universities report a reconstruction of global mean sea level since 1902 that yields a slower average rise before 1990 than previously thought, but shows similar high rates as independent satellite observations from 1993-2012. This suggests that global mean sea level has been accelerating much faster than previously assumed in the past two decades. The results appear this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

23 May 2017

Global mean sea level rise is accelerating faster than previously thought

Globally sea levels are on the rise. Now researchers from TU Delft and other European universities report a reconstruction of global mean sea level since 1902 that yields a slower average rise before 1990 than previously thought, but shows similar high rates as independent satellite observations from 1993-2012. This suggests that global mean sea level has been accelerating much faster than previously assumed in the past two decades. The results appear this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).