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  • 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 […]

  • 3 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    New funding from the Alberta government will allow work on the southwest berm and other mitigation measures to go ahead to protect High River from future flooding like the 2013 disaster in southern Alberta. “The Town of High River was one of the communities most severely affected by the damaging floods of 2013. Local flood […]

  • 26 September 2017
    Business & Finance

    People from Niutao and Nanumanga, outer islands of Tuvalu, rely heavily on shipping operations for the supply of life’s necessities but also to prepare and respond to a crisis or emergency, according to Deltares’ latest announcement. New maritime infrastructures are expected to improve livelihoods for the local population and the resilience of Tuvalu’s maritime sector, […]

  • 30 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Deltares experts gave a workshop last week to analyze cascade effects on critical infrastructure in South Florida, caused by natural hazards such as floods. The workshop was organized together with the Broward County and South Florida Water management District and was part of a NOAA climate change project. The goal of this project is to […]

  • 19 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The South Korean east coast is frequently suffering from erosion which threatens its coastal infrastructure and community, Deltares said in its latest announcement.  So far the processes driving the coastal erosion are not well understood and measures such as nourishments, (submerged) breakwaters, groynes and revetments have not always been successful in mitigating the erosion. “Therefore, […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Deltares’ coastal morphodynamics expert, Alessio Giardino, was in Ecuador this month to train employees of INOCAR (the Oceanographic Institute of the Navy) on the use of the Delft3D software. The particular focus was on projects related to sediment management in the marine and coastal environment. The training consisted of several topics within Delft3D: hydrodynamics, waves, sediment […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Last week an article entitled ‘Floods and climate: emerging perspectives for flood risk assessment and management’ appeared in the professional journal Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. In this article, 30 international hydrologists, including Laurens Bouwer of Deltares, advocate the creation of a stronger link between hydrological, climatic and environmental know-how so as to achieve […]

  • 9 April 2013

    The ‘Economically Efficient Flood Standards to Protect the Netherlands against Flooding’ project, which calculated the optimal design for Dutch dikes, has won the prestigious Franz Edelman Award in Texas. Deltares came in ahead of five other finalists, including Baosteel, Chevron, Dell, Kroger and McKesson. A consortium of Dutch organisations developed and implemented a new method […]

  • 4 March 2013

    Minister Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and the Environment) will be on a working visit to Washington and New York from 4 to 6 March to see how the Netherlands and the United States can work together more closely on water defences. A number of companies will be joining the minister during part of the visit. […]

  • 20 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The project ‘Economically Efficient Flood Standards to Protect the Netherlands against Flooding’ has been chosen as one of the final six contenders for the prestigious Franz Edelman Award. The project was carried out for the Delta Programme by a consortium led by Deltares. Deltares performed the analyses for the project and wrote the final rapport […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    During the International Aquatic Sciences Meeting in Granada, Deltares will organize a session titled ‘The role of natural ecosystems in coastal protection: Mechanisms, quantification and application’. Several international experts will discuss to reveal the innovative ways that natural ecosystems can contribute to coastal protection.   On February 26th, Deltares will give two presentations: – Coastal […]

  • 19 March 2020
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Deltares, in cooperation with the World Bank, is working on a study in the Caribbean to assess the impact of sea level rise and resilience potential of 17 countries in the region. The aim of the study is to derive proxies to estimate the resilient potential of each country in the region and their potential […]

  • 2 November 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Deltares is helping the city of New York to devise a New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan. The plan describes a vision for restructuring a number of districts close to the coast, with the aim of combining urban development with water safety. The main reason for taking action is a pressing lack of space in […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Business & Finance

    Dutch water experts will help Wisbech in the Fens of Cambridgeshire, England, with the development of a new plan for flood-resilient residential area. Deltares, Royal HaskoningDHV and Nelen & Schuurmans will be working with the English drinking water company Anglian Water to create a new, safe and sustainable, residential area as part of the Wisbech2020 […]

  • 7 May 2010
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Two Dutch organisations – Deltares, an expertise centre for delta technology located in Delft and Rotterdam-based dredging company Van Oord – have together come up with an innovative concept to combat the oil spill threatening the US’s southern coast. Their proposals consist of a set of radical measures that will do more to limit the […]

  • 21 November 2012

    Deltares is performing tests in the Atlantic Basin (wave current basin) to study the suction effects of passing ships on ships moored in a port. The aim of these tests is to make ports safer. Especially in narrow passages, the suction effects of large vessels can lead to large problems: breaking mooring lines, damage to […]

  • 14 June 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On 17 June 2016, Deltares researcher Dirk-Jan Walstra will be awarded a doctorate for his research into the anatomy of (submerged) sandbars off the coast. “Walstra’s study, entitled ‘On the anatomy of nearshore sandbars’, offers insight into sandbanks’ behavior and how we can reinforce our coastlines through the targeted positioning of underwater sand deposits,” Deltares […]

  • 17 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Delta Flume at Dutch-based research institute Deltares was the location last week for the first storm test on 47-year old asphalt taken from an original Dutch sea levee. Trials started on 10 July and are being conducted in the enormous flume – which is 300m long, 9.5m deep and 5m wide – to find […]

  • 16 October 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    In mid-2013, Delft-FEWS, the Deltares hydrological forecasting system, will be operational on the Salto Grande dam on the Uruguay/Argentina border. During the last fortnight, two hydrologists from the Comisión Técnica Mixta de Salto Grande (CTM), the organisation that manages the dam, were at Deltares in Delft to train with the system. CTM will be using […]

  • 10 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    Deltares has just announced that “The MI-SAFE package: Resources to implement nature based flood defense” webinar will take place on July 20, 2017, from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CEST. “Nature-based solutions are becoming recognized as amongst the most sustainable and cost-effective approaches towards coastal flood and erosion risk reduction. So far, however, such solutions have […]

  • 2 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    Erik Mosselman, Deltares’ expert for river engineering, morphology and fluvial morphodynamics, visited Buenos Aires recently to kick off a pre-feasibility study on new inland waterways. This pre-feasibility study assesses current and projected transport of Argentinian products, costs and benefits of new inland waterways, water requirements and availability for new waterways, possible interference of new waterways […]

  • 27 December 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A film has been produced showing the tests conducted last August on the IJkdijk in Bellingwolde in the north of the Netherlands. Deltares was responsible for conducting the test series. The project comprised ‘all-in-one sensor validation testing’, a number of experiments to determine the quality and predictability of sensors, and of analysis and visualisation systems. […]

  • 12 September 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A preliminary analysis of the results has shown that the sensor systems predict the dike breaches well in advance. The dikes collapsed at the IJkdijk test location in Bad Nieuweschans, the Netherlands, on Saturday, 8 September. The exact failure mechanism still has to be determined. The first two dikes collapsed on 26 and 27 August. […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders, Research & Development

    From March 1st 2015 onward, Deltares will be mobilizing Dutch knowledge questions with the aim of establishing the research agenda for the, soil-sediment-water system, subsurface and land use in Europe. As the work package leader, Deltares will also be making sure that other European countries do the same. The Horizon2020 project to establish this specific […]

  • 29 October 2012
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Over the next couple of months, Deltares will be performing a large number of tests with the different types of toe construction used in building harbour dams. The aim of this research is to draw up a more accurate calculation method for constructing dam toes. Various constructions will be tested under a range of wave […]

  • 27 June 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Smarter ways of exchanging information in the water sector should result in lower costs, innovation and a stronger international position. Rijkswaterstaat, IBM, the Delfland water authority, Delft University of Technology and Deltares announced the launch of Digital Delta yesterday. Over a period of 12 months, these organisations will be looking at how improvements to the […]