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  • 19 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Royal HaskoningDHV, international engineering and project management consultancy with over 130 years of experience, is taking part in the Room for the River program.  Room for the River breaks with the traditional Dutch reliance on dike reinforcement in flood risk management. Instead, it seeks solutions by increasing river conveyance by opening up more room for the […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Dutch national public works Rijkswaterstaat can again delete a Room for the River project from its to-do list. On 12 October, the partial depoldering of the Noordwaard, near Werkendam, the Netherlands, was officially completed. Almost half of the original Noordwaard polder is now again subject to regular floods. Once in 1000 years the polder is […]

  • 23 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    After five years of construction, new 8 km long flood channel by-passing the Dutch river IJssel was officially commissioned today by Dutch Transport Minister, Melanie Schultz van Haegen, and the Chairman of Vallei and Veluwe Regional Water Authority, Tanja Klip-Martin. The new by-pass is one of the last in a series of 30 projects of the […]

  • 3 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Instead of raising the river levee, the Dutch national public works Rijkswaterstaat started to lower the levee along the river Rhine with 3 meter over a length of 2 km. In case of an extreme river discharge, the river will overtop the lowered levee and flood the hinterland, the Noordwaard polder. During the past four years […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    CEDA Dredging Days 2015 conference and exhibition will run during the Europort week, taking place from 5-6 November 2015, at Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This year CEDA Dredging Days will take a comprehensive and practical look at Innovative Dredging Solutions for Ports. The conference program, and accompanying technical exhibition, with its concentration of cutting-edge knowledge […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Dutch Department of Public Works and the province of Overijssel have announced that they intend to award the contract for the IJsseldelta polder to Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. The project is part of the national Room for the River program, which consists of more than 30 measures aimed at providing better flood protection for […]

  • 16 October 2018
    Business & Finance

    By 2030 all main Polish rivers will be used for inland navigation, announced the Deputy Minister Anna Moskwa of Maritime Economy and Inland Waterways during recent ‘Transport Connects, Water Unites’ seminar in Warsaw. The seminar was organised on October 11th on the occasion of a Dutch water and maritime trade mission to Poland. According to […]

  • 3 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded a contract by the Vallei en Veluwe district water board for the construction of the Veessen-Wapenveld high-water channel in the province of Gelderland, the Netherlands. The project is one of the more than 30 measures that make up the Dutch national Room for the River program, which is […]

  • 3 March 2014

    A Dutch consortium is to develop a master plan for managing flood risks in the Cauca river basin in the west of Colombia. Floods are a regular occurrence in this area, and they are not only a direct threat to local inhabitants, they also cause considerable economic damage. Intensive collaboration involving six parties The consortium […]

  • 10 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    Nearly 250 members of the dredging community gathered at Ahoy Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 5-6 November, for this year’s CEDA Dredging Days. Dredging professionals, young, established and expert, assembled to exchange the latest ideas, knowledge and best practice, at a packed event. Anna Csiti, General Manager CEDA and a member of the Program Committee, said: […]

  • 16 May 2013
    Business & Finance

    Mark Hanna, Ph.D., P.E., a senior water resources engineer and an Associate of the firm based in California, will be an expert participant this week during the Room for the River: Los Angeles Workshop and Symposium, set for May 16-17 in Los Angeles. Dr. Hanna will participate in a special track focusing on adaptive strategies […]

  • 14 September 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Netherlands has officially commissioned eight new dwelling mounds, offering a 6m elevated yard for relocated dairy farmers in the Overdiepse polder, along the river Meuse. The oldest form of civil engineering for flood protection has revived in the low country. The concept of elevated mounds was abandoned in the Netherlands some thousand years ago […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    ‘Vertical sand-proof geotextile’ won the 2013 Water Innovation Award 2013 last Tuesday in the ‘Dry feet’ category. ‘Vertical sand-proof geotextile’ is an innovative way of preventing piping. Deltares won the award as part of a team that also included the Rivierenland Water Authority, Stichting IJkdijk, and the Room for the River programme management. It competed […]

  • 6 December 2013

    University of Twente announced its leadership of the RiverCare research program on intelligent river management. The program aims at self-sustaining multifunctional rivers and focusses on the consequences of measures on a river. Other participants in RiverCare are universities of Utrecht, Nijmegen, Delft and Wageningen, as well as various research institutes, companies and government bodies, such […]

  • 29 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The 36th world congress of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) started yesterday and will last until July 3, 2015. The congress, being held in Delft and the Hague, the Netherlands, will cover a wide range of fields related to hydro-environmental science and engineering. This event will provide special emphasis on cross-cutting themes related to […]

  • 21 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Without dikes and coastal dunes around two thirds of the Netherlands would be flooded by the sea or its rivers. In 1995, high water levels in the river Rhine became so critical that more than 250,000 people were forced to leave their homes. As a result, the ‘Room for the River‘ Program was established, between […]

  • 4 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure and the Environment) and Hubert Bruls, Mayor of Nijmegen, pulled a life-size thumb out of a dyke yesterday to illustrate the fact that the River Waal now has more room around Nijmegen. As a result, the water level of the river has dropped by 34 centimeters. The Nijmegen Room […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Dutch king Willem-Alexander and queen Máxima have attended a German-Dutch exhibition on flood protection technology related to the restoration of the Elbe river, following the massive floods in 2002 and 2013. The exhibition took place in the Unesco world heritage Kornhaus building on the banks of the Elbe river in Dessau, Germany, on 10 February. […]

  • 25 September 2018
    Business & Finance

    A delegation of Rijkswaterstaat, in cooperation with the American partner – the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), is currently working on an international handbook for ‘Building with Nature’ to promote flood risk management. A symposium was held on 21 September in Santa Cruz, California, to share the interim results with local stakeholders of USACE. […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    A delegation led by Chinese State forest administration’s vice-minister, Mr Chen Fengxue visited the office of Wetlands International, the Netherlands, and signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on 24 May. The MoU focuses on the international collaboration between SFA and Wetlands International in the coming years. Both parties also discussed the conservation and restoration of […]

  • 18 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    To protect Deventer, Zutphen and the villages on the IJssel River from extreme high water and flooding, an eight-kilometre-long channel is being created between Veessen and Wapenveld. Work will start after the summer on the channel, which can take a maximum of 45% of the water from the IJssel. Scale model tests are currently underway […]

  • 7 February 2012

    Poznan Municipality and investor SwedeCenter have founded a partnership called “Na Rzecz Warty” with the Dutch consultancy firms KuiperCompagnons (Urban Planning & Design) and DHV (Engineering). This cooperation opens up an unique opportunity for designing a complex development plan for the waterfront areas situated on the Warta River. The Dutch Government is supporting the project […]

  • 6 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Climate change is increasing the risk of flooding, both in coastal and delta regions. “With our headquarters in a country that is largely below sea level, we know all about this,” said Ronald Schinagl, Van Oord’s Area Director Netherlands. To guarantee that Dutch feet will stay dry, Van Oord regularly works on coastal defense and dyke […]