News & Agenda
Crowdfunding purified water in India
Using the recently launched TU Delft crowdfunding platlform, Ralph Lindeboom is looking for donors to support his water purification project in India.
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’.
H2020 Grant for TWIGA
Professor Nick van de Giesen is project leader of the new Horizon 2020 project TWIGA; Transforming Water, weather, and climate information through In situ observations for Geo-services in Africa. TWIGA will receive 5 million euros funding from the H2020 Research & Innovation programme.
Radar satellites able to measure ‘water stress’ in trees
Radar technology in space can be used to measure how ‘thirsty’ plants and crops are. This could play a key role in improving our understanding of how ecosystems and the water and carbon cycles interrelate. In theory, we have the technology to monitor crops on a global scale and identify where remedial action is needed. On Friday 1 December, Tim van Emmerik will be awarded his PhD at TU Delft for his work on the subject.