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05 September 2017

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.

01 September 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.

05 August 2017

SEAWAD team researches Wadden Island development

04 August 2017

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.

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.

18 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).