News & Agenda

05 February 2018

Dutch research in the Caribbean

From Feb 5th to Feb 11th, a unique research cruise initiated by Environmental Fluidmechanics will take place in the Caribbean. During this week, the Dutch research vessel Pelagia will sail from Aruba to St Maarten to perform the first hydrographic survey of an ocean eddy in the region.

04 February 2018

Hurricane Harvey's rainfall partly caused by climate change

Global warming made the extreme rainfall of Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas in August 2017, three times more likely and fifteen percent more intense than it could have been, scientists, one of whom from TU Delft, found.

04 February 2018

Hurricane Harvey's rainfall partly caused by climate change

Global warming made the extreme rainfall of Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas in August 2017, three times more likely and fifteen percent more intense than it could have been, scientists, one of whom from TU Delft, found.

01 February 2018

Timelapse of the 1953 great Dutch flood

25 January 2018

Outstanding academic titles 2017: Unsteady Flow in Open Channels

Het boek "Unsteady Flow in Open Channels' door Prof. Em. Jurjen Battjes en Robert Jan Labeur is geselecteerd voor de prestigieuze Choice magazine lijst "outstanding academic titles 2017".

21 January 2018

New staff member: PhD student Anne Ton

A new PhD student has started at the department of Hydraulic Engineering. Anne Ton will study the behaviour of the sandy foreshore in front of the Houtribdijk at the section of Coastal Engineering. In this news article she introduces herself.

02 January 2018

Physical modelling of damage progression on breakwaters

In October/November 2017 Jeroen van den Bos and Bas Hofland joined a team of European researchers in an investigation of physical modelling techniques in a laboratory wave basin in Hannover. The tests were aimed at the application of novel measurement techniques to obtain a better representation of the damage progression of breakwaters.

02 January 2018

New staff member: Arne van der Hout

A new lecturer has started at the department of Hydraulic Engineering. Arne van der Hout will work part time at the section of Ports and Waterways. In this news article he introduces himself.

13 December 2017

International AGU Award for Huub Savenije

Hydrologist Professor Huub Savenije of TU Delft will be presented with the prestigious International Award of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) on Wednesday 13 December. The International Award is given annually in recognition ‘for making an outstanding contribution to furthering the Earth and space sciences and using science for the benefit of society in developing nations’.

05 December 2017

Multidisciplinary Project after Hurricane Harvey

The Addicks and Barker Reservoirs in Houston, Texas, are built to prevent downtown Houston from flooding during big rain events. However, during Hurricane Harvey, big parts of the city were still flooded. The major damages caused by these floodings raised questions about the performance of the reservoirs. Therefore a multidisciplinary group of four Master students traveled to Houston to conduct an eight week during project on the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs in collaboration with Rice University in September 2017.