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  • 6 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    More than 1.200 participants from over 50 countries attended the second edition of the conference Deltas in time of climate change. The conference took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 24 – 26 September. In three high-level round table discussions, over 100 sessions and many practical workshops, delegates from river deltas all over the world […]

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Dutch flood defense policy is no longer solemnly about building more storm surge barriers and higher embankments, stated Bart Parmet, staff member Dutch Delta program Commissioner at the opening plenary of the second conference Deltas in time of climate change in Rotterdam on 24 September. There are little concrete constructions in our new Delta program […]

  • 29 May 2012

    A Delta Preparatory Team worked from July 2011 until January 2012 on a Delta Plan for Bangladesh. Wednesday 22nd May 2012 a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in Dhaka between the Government of Bangladesh and the Government of the Netherlands. Through this MoU the Government of Bangladesh has embarked on preparing a fifty to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The first joint workshop was organised in Dhaka recently to identify possible measures for the Bangladesh delta plan. It resulted in a series of measures to limit flooding, improve river and coastal management, and prevent water shortages. This was the first important step in the development of an adaptive delta plan for Bangladesh that is […]

  • 9 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Following on from the Delta Scenarios for the Delta Plan in the Netherlands, Deltares is now also involved in drafting the socio-economic scenarios for the Mekong Delta Plan in Vietnam. Alongside climate change, socio-economic developments in that country are vital factors determining the use of land and water in the Mekong Delta. Scenarios important in […]

  • 10 October 2014
    Project & Tenders

    HKV, as member of the international collaboration initiative STUDIO MISI-ZIIBI, has been selected as one of the three finalist teams to participate in the Changing Course: Navigating the Future of the Lower Mississippi River Delta design competition. HKV shares leadership of STUDIO MISI-ZIIBI with US-based firms H3 STUDIO (team lead) and URS. STUDIO MISI-ZIIBI is […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Research & Development, Technology

    The Changing Course Leadership Team yesterday selected three teams to participate in the Changing Course Lower Mississippi River Delta design competition. These teams will develop innovative designs for a self-sustaining Lower Mississippi River Delta that reduce land loss in the region while improving navigation conditions and strengthening resilience for local communities and industries. The three […]

  • 14 April 2014

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District released a draft study report recommending restoration of 90 acres of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to its natural tidal marsh state. The proposed project would fill the sunken interior of areas near Antioch, using existing dredge material including stockpiles from dredging at the Port of Stockton. […]

  • 7 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is set to host two public meetings this month on its ongoing Delta Islands and Levees Feasibility Study, a cost-shared study with the state of California to address critical water resources issues in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. The public meetings, scheduled for Feb. 19 at the Old […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A high-level delegation from the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia (MMAF) will visit the Netherlands from 17 to 21 March to learn how the Dutch have applied ‘Building with Nature’ techniques for flood prevention. The Director General of Marine, Coast and Small Islands, Dr Sudirman Saad, M.Hum, and the advisor of the […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Floods in Bangkok and the Thames delta, salt intrusion in Egypt and Bangladesh; these are just some examples of rising risks to coastal river deltas and delta cities driven by rapid urbanization, subsidence and climate change. How to manage the growing risks for population and industry in the deltas will again be debated at the […]

  • 2 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal formally launched the Bangladesh Delta Plan Formulation Project in Dhaka on 27 August 2014. The launching ceremony was organized by the General Economics Division of the Planning Commission of the Government of Bangladesh. In addition to representatives of various government ministries and agencies of Bangladesh, the Government of the Netherlands, […]

  • 5 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Enbridge plans to continue unfinished dredging works at three major impoundment areas, including Morrow Lake and Delta in 2014. Because the Company failed to complete the required dredging, under the EPA’s March 14, 2013, order, by Dec. 31, 2013, the Comstock Township dredge pad construction is planed for this month. On Feb. 17, 2014, Comstock […]

  • 21 August 2013
    Business & Finance

    Rebuild by Design has announced in New York which ten teams have been selected to go ahead with the development of their proposals for making the East Coast of the United States climate-resilient. The selected teams include a strikingly high number of Dutch participants. The Dutch research centre Deltares is a member of two of […]

  • 29 August 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Keppel and Fitzroy Delta Alliance (KAFDA) were surprised by Premier Campbell Newman’s comments in the Rockhampton Morning Bulletin this week. The Premier has contradicted the Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunt’s promise on an ABC 4 Corners interview that the majestic Fitzroy Delta area is protected from port development forever. “The Premier is playing fast […]

  • 3 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    During the recent International Conference on “Deltas in Times of Climate Change II”, the Delta sessions that focused on the current status and future development of river deltas in Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Mozambique, Myanmar, USA, Colombia, Egypt and the Netherlands sparked a huge interest among visitors. Eight cases were presented according to a framework of […]

  • 30 May 2014
    Project & Tenders

    Waterschap Hollandse Delta (WSHD) intends to carry out the Voorne Putten dredging works to maintain and ensure adequate waterway depths for this year and next, with the contractor being eligible for the 7-year maintenance cycle. WSHD has chosen the work to be carried out with an integrated contract (based on the UAV-GC 2005) for both […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Waterschap Hollandse Delta (WSHD), a Dutch regional water authority based in Ridderkerk, has announced tender for dredging and disposal works. The dredging operations will take place in the metropolitan area of Rotterdam – Rozenburg with the depositing of sediments in a designated area. The official language is Dutch, and tenders should be submitted no later […]

  • 6 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Waterschap Hollandse Delta (WSHD), a Dutch regional water authority covering the south of Zuid Holland, is seeking a contractor to conduct waterways dredging works. The framework agreement in the Ridderkerk area is for the rural dredging of navigational waterways. The tender is divided into lots and can be submitted for a part or a whole […]

  • 28 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    CCCC Fourth Harbor Engineering Co. Ltd. has recently won the bid for a 50,000t petrochemical project in Quanwan zone of Huizhou Port in Guangdong, with a construction period of 456 days. Located in Quanwan zone of Huizhou Port in the east of the Pearl River Delta, the project involves construction of a 50,000t petrochemical berth, […]

  • 11 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) yesterday announced the selection of 24 projects to receive funding from its Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (Prop. 1) Restoration Grant Programs. The awards, totaling $27.8 million, were made under CDFW’s 2018 Prop. 1 Restoration Grant Programs Resiliency, Recovery and Response Proposal Solicitation […]

  • 16 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The public comment period has been extended two weeks for the permit application from California Department of Water Resources (DWR) regarding their proposal to erect three temporary drought barriers in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. Originally set to close today, the comment period is now open through April 29. DWR proposes to place temporary barriers […]

  • 18 June 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On 16 and 17 June 2014, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte payed an official visit to Vietnam. He was accompanied by Minister for Agriculture Sharon Dijksma and a trade delegation consisting of representatives of 22 Dutch companies. On Tuesday morning 17 June, Mr Rutte and Ms Dijksma first took part in a meeting on the […]

  • 12 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Democratic Caucus confirmed Senator Mary Landrieu as chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. National and local conservation organizations committed to Mississippi River Delta restoration – Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana – […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has announced a new call for proposals under the ‘Urbanising Deltas of the World’ (UDW) research programme, and initiates a bottom-up process to further define the content and conditions of the next call. The aim of the UDW programme is to contribute to global water safety, water and […]