The Netherlands is a beautiful country, but it needs a roof, we used to joke. The joke has worn a little thin since the droughts of recent…
The road to Tokio
Top athletes from TU Delft have a chance to compete in the Olympic Games in Japan. What does their life look like and how are they doing?
‘I want to bring the worlds of sustainability and finance together’
Karin Sluis, senior consultant and former director of Witteveen+Bos, has been voted TU Delft alumnus of the year 2021.
Delft in space
If all goes well, two new TU Delft satellites will be launched into space this year.
And now for the weather forecast: more sunshine and evaporation
Forest fires, crop failures, inland shipping blocked, salt intrusion and soil compaction: these were some of the consequences of the…
The best way to measure drought
Following the dry summer of 2018, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management established a ‘Drought Policy Consultation’.
Catch-22 in the Netherlands Antilles
Biodiversity on Curaçao and Bonaire is suffering severely from drought
The best time to sow in Africa
When is the best time to sow wheat or maize? In Ghana and other countries in West Africa, this question used to be easy to answer: sometime…
Drought in the city
TU Delft researchers and alumni are involved in various initiatives and innovations to deal with the problem of drought in the city.
Will cows still be able to graze outdoors?
Satellite measurements reveal that the soils of Zuid-Holland are subsiding rapidly at about one centimetre per year. What is going on and…
New ideas for inland shipping
Extremely low river levels are increasingly common in the summer as prolonged droughts during the European spring leave the major rivers…
Jerry makes drinking water safe
One effect of a drought is a shortage of clean drinking water. In 2015, graduate Olivier de Gruijter developed a self-cleaning drinking…
Water walk through Delft
What have the Delfland Water Authority, IHE Delft (Institute of Water Education) and TU Delft degree programmes like Water Management and…
View of Frans van de Ven
We have learned to deal with flooding in the built environment, says hydrologist Dr Frans van de Ven (CEG and Deltares), but we have less…
Consider the impact of technological innovations
Keeping our planet liveable involves major challenges, and drought is one of them, as you can read in this edition.