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  • 17 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Policymakers from a range of national Colombian government authorities visited Deltares last week for a knowledge-exchange program about water management. The emphasis was on governance aspects, the planning process and the use of information from model studies. The participants included Claudia Pineda, the water director of the Ministry of the Environment and Sustainable Development, and […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The Nanjing Hydraulics Research Institute (China), Deltares, Delft University of Technology, UNESCO-IHE and Rijkswaterstaat last week signed a joint declaration stating that they wished to further intensify their collaboration. At present, Deltares is engaged in a range of projects with China relating to dike strength, dike monitoring, and flood risk management. Frans van den Berg […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Deltares. The first joint project of KICT and Deltares is entitled ‘the interaction between vegetation patchiness and river hydraulics: linking field, flume and model to reduce uncertainties in predictions’. In this project large unscaled flume experiments with natural […]

  • 13 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, Deltares started building the new Delta flume at their premises on Rotterdamseweg in Delft. This research facility will replace the present one in the Dutch North-East Polder and will be much more advanced. The new facility is unique as far as size and test features are concerned. Deltares uses the Delta flume to perform […]

  • 30 January 2013

    On Friday, 1 February, Jaap Kwadijk, the Deltares Scientific Director, will be introducing Dutch flood protection policy at a conference in New Jersey for planners. He will be focusing in particular on the long-term policy, including areas like the Delta Programme. Friday will be the 60th anniversary of the disastrous floods that afflicted the Netherlands […]

  • 30 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Throughout the world, nature-based solutions are gaining ground over traditional engineering solutions for the reduction of flood risks, an independent institute for applied research in the field of water and subsurface, Deltares, said in its latest announcement. When implemented properly, they generate additional benefits for local residents, nature and, ultimately, the economy. But a lot […]

  • 30 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Deltares has announced that Bert van der Valk, geologist at Deltares, was a co-author of the book ‘Schatten van het Mammoetstrand. Over speuren in grondlagen, opgraven onder water en vissen naar fossielen’. (Treasures of the Mammoth Beach. About investigating in the earth, excavating below water and fishing for fossils.) It recounts the construction of the […]

  • 24 January 2013

    The state visit of Queen Beatrix, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Maxima to Singapore on 24 and 25 January, will also include a visit to NUSDeltares, the alliance of Deltares and The National University of Singapore (NUS) in the field of water management. On 25 January, the Royal Party will visit the NUSDeltares Aquatic Science Centre, […]

  • 12 November 2013

    In early 2011, 38 people fell victim to the floods in the Brisbane river basin in Australia. The economic damage amounted to 2 billion Australian dollars. To enhance flood protection in this area, the Australian government called in Deltares recently to conduct a hydrological study of the river. Quantification of probabilities of extreme water levels […]

  • 17 January 2013
    Business & Finance

    The repair work on the lock ‘De Blauwe Dromer’ near Zeewolde/Harderwijk is making steady progress. The temporary dam required to do the work safely is now being installed. The repair work is being done for the provincial authority of Flevoland by the Van den Herik contracting company. Deltares, the research institute for water, subsurface and […]

  • 7 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Deltares has begun a collaboration with the universities of Cambridge, Barcelona and Hamburg to establish a research community for the numerical modeling of soil interacting with water. The aim is to further develop a dynamic calculation method, the Material Point Method (MPM), making it suitable to apply for contractors, designers and engineering companies. MPM is […]

  • 10 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A delegation from the Dutch Government Agency Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch Union of Water Boards and Deltares visited UK yesterday. This visit looked at ways of deploying Dutch expertise to combat the floods in England. The team of experts was appointed by Roeland Allewijn, the Rijkswaterstaat director of Flood Risk Management and Water Use. “We have […]

  • 3 April 2014

    The Sand Motor appears to be doing its job: strengthening the coast in a natural way by using the wind, waves and currents. The sand from the man-made peninsula on the coast near Ter Heijde (in South Holland) is spreading as predicted by the Deltares models. That was the picture that emerged during a congress […]

  • 22 March 2017
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Coastal cities of low lying countries, such as the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Germany often have a gentle beach with a dike and a promenade. Along the promenade buildings such as hotels and restaurants are present, protected by storm walls. During a heavy storm the waves will run up to the promenade and impact […]

  • 29 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    In recent years (2009-2015), Deltares has studied the impact of sand nourishment on the functioning and the quality of the coastal ecosystem. As a part of Knowledge for Primary Processes – Coastal Management and Maintenance (KPP BenO Kust), Deltares programmed the research questions and commissioned or implemented a range of studies. “The results provide an […]

  • 9 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Today at 17:00 CEST, Deltares is setting up a Webinar entitled: ‘D-Flow Flexible Mesh, the new hydrodynamic simulation engine’. The webinar is presented by Arthur van Dam (Deltares). D-Flow Flexible Mesh is the new Delft3D hydrodynamic simulation engine from Deltares. It offers 1D2D3D modeling of hydrostatic flow on both structured and unstructured grids, and also […]

  • 31 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Deltares is aiming to team up with the corporate sector and top research institutes to launch an international research project focusing on the safe burial depth of sea cables against encounters with ships’ anchors. The R&D project will be conducted in the form of a Joint Industry Project (JIP) named SAFETRENCH. “Interested parties are invited […]

  • 10 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, has recently visited the Koopmanspolder in Andijk. The Minister turned on the low-energy water link between the IJsselmeer and the Koopmanspolder, which consists of a windmill and a fish-friendly outlet through which water and fish poured from the IJsselmeer into the polder. The polder was […]

  • 17 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    Deltares experts have developed a new Augmented Reality (AR) design tool called ‘The Sandbox’ for coastal interventions anywhere in the world. The Sandbox was already on display at the Sand Motor congress in September but the new version can be seen soon at the Flood Risk Conference in Lyon. The Sandbox is literally a box […]

  • 29 November 2019
    Business & Finance

    High waves battered the Nordic rock in the Deltares Delta Flume on the afternoon of Wednesday, 27 November, when Deltares was testing the strength of the non-bonded revetment on behalf of the Wadden Sea Dikes study program (POV-W). The same program has looked previously at bonded Nordic rock and the effect of transition structures (from […]

  • 30 October 2013

    Deltares and CEMADEN are teaming up to improve predictions of natural disasters such as floods and landslides. There were severe floods in Brazil in early 2013, causing enormous flows of mud and debris in the cities. In recent years, flash floods like this have claimed hundreds of casualties. The collaboration agreement that has just been […]

  • 20 November 2013
    Equipment, Technology

    Eighteen European partners are joining forces to develop a toolkit for making coasts less vulnerable to flooding and the impact of floods. The new toolkit provides policymakers with concrete instruments and methods for enhancing protection of their coast from the dangers of sea flooding, coastal erosion and sudden floods caused by rainfall. Deltares in coordinator […]

  • 21 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    FLOODrisk 2012, the second European Conference on flood risk management, was opened on Tuesday November 20 by Harry Baayen, general director of Deltares. FLOODrisk 2012 was organised by Deltares en HR Wallingford and is being held in Rotterdam from 20 to 22 November. FLOODrisk 2012 will explore recent advances in flood risk analysis and innovations […]

  • 3 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Minister Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and the Environment is in Colombia this week, leading an economic mission that includes representatives from seventeen Dutch companies and organisations, including Deltares. Alongside the primary focus on integrated water management, there will also be opportunities to look at harbor development, inland shipping and urban development. The Netherlands has […]

  • 24 March 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development, Technology

    To address water-related issues, decision-makers and experts across the world need to access information, data and models quickly to support their strategic planning, preparedness and response activities. The new interactive data research laboratory (iD-Lab) at Deltares officially opened yesterday to tackle this challenge. The iD-Lab is an interactive space where users can access, combine and visualize […]

  • 30 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Deltares has become a part of the Moffatt & Nichol Team, one of the three finalists in the prestigious ‘Changing Course Lower Mississippi River Delta’ competition. A total of 21 international teams entered the competition. The winning teams were selected on the basis of their understanding of the Lower Mississippi River Delta region and their […]