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.
SEAWAD team researches Wadden Island development
NL-UK-China collaboration on Sustainable Deltas
TU Delft, together with the University of London’s SOAS and the Shanghai Meteorological Service, have won a joint NSFC-EPSRC-NWO Cooperation China grant for a research project on Sustainable Deltas. Other project partners are the UK Met Office Hadley Centre, Shanghai Normal University, and East China Normal University.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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).