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Drought

Drought

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

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’

‘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

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

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

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

Catch-22 in the Netherlands Antilles

Biodiversity on Curaçao and Bonaire is suffering severely from drought

The best time to sow in Africa

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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.