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  • 10 December 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A group of companies and organisations from the Dutch water sector has announced that the first edition of the Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge to start in January 2016. Under the theme SMART DELTA, the program will engage university students across Myanmar with the challenges of sustainable delta development. Students will be encouraged to apply their own, […]

  • 18 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge 2016 is now officially launched, announced Deltares today. The challenge is an exciting program in which university students are invited to investigate key water problems in their own country and cooperate with professionals experts to develop their own ideas and solutions. The program specifically appeals to the interests, skills and capabilities of young people and […]

  • 20 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Delta Academy of the Myanmar-Netherlands Water Challenge 2016 was held in Yangon last week. It all started on Tuesday 10 May as forty selected students and young professionals from nine universities and institutes across Myanmar came together for a three-day intensive program to learn about sustainable delta development. Through a rich program of case studies, […]

  • 14 January 2016
    Business & Finance

    Deltas, Infrastructures and Mobility Initiative (DIMI) congress, named Deltas & Ports of the Future: towards new synergy of Delta Technology, Spatial Design and Governance, will take place on 28 January, 2016, at the Aula, TU Delft. “This congress aims to discuss how we can develop ‘smart combinations’ of flood defense systems with other important societal […]

  • 11 July 2013

    Deltares is participating in a field test of an improved air-bubble curtain. The aim of these curtains is to restrict salinity intrusion. The pilot will be carried out near one of the Krammerjachtsluizen. Deltares is an independent, institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Throughout the world, Deltares works on […]

  • 28 April 2016
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    Research institute Deltares recently conducted a series of test in its new Delta Flume on the smart shaped Hillblock revetment block. The Delta Flume tests – allowing Deltares to generate waves up to 5 meter and simulate a superstorm – will provide more insight for more efficient levee designs. Hillblocks, developed by entrepreneur Hans Hill, are […]

  • 19 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV recently looked back on a very successful Dutch trade mission to Vietnam with specific focus on climate resilience and socio-economic development through improved inland waterway transport. During the mission Royal HaskoningDHV signed a multimillion-euro World Bank funded contract to make the Mekong Delta, which is home to millions of people, more resilient to […]

  • 30 April 2018
    Business & Finance

    The future of the Mississippi River Delta will likely look drastically different than it does now, according to the Restore the Mississippi River Delta latest article. “As sea level rise increases, we need to be smart about where and how we build land along Louisiana’s coast. A viable future for coastal Louisiana means a smaller […]

  • 10 April 2019
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV has been selected to deliver the first integrated Master Plan for the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, funded by the World Bank. According to their announcement, the plan will set out development orientations and spatial planning across different disciplines in the Mekong Delta to 2030, with a further view towards 2050. “The geographical situation […]

  • 15 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Yesterday, water experts from around the globe gathered at the UNESCO-IHE headquarters in the Netherlands to present and debate smart solutions for a wide range of water management issues. As one of the key note speakers, Deltares’ Director of Science Jaap Kwadijk adressed the worldwide appeal and potential of Dutch delta technology. Sea level rise, […]

  • 19 July 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Hans Schutte, who was appointed Director-General of Higher Education, Vocational Education, Science and Emancipation in September 2012, paid an introductory visit to Deltares on Thursday 18 July. Mr. Schutte was informed about the Deltares role as an applied research institute and about collaboration with universities and other research institutes. The programme included a visit to […]

  • 1 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredging Today brings you an overview of the most popular stories from the past week (April 25-May 1, 2016).    Spotlight on LNG-Powered Dredger Royal IHC recently released an article written by Robert van de Ketterij, Managing Director of IHC MTI, about the advantages and challenges of running a trailing suction hopper dredger on liquefied […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    A coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday released a report outlining 19 priority projects for restoring the Mississippi River Delta following the 2010 Gulf oil disaster.  Restoring the Mississippi River Delta for People and Wildlife: Recommended Projects and Priorities was jointly authored by conservation groups working together on Mississippi River Delta restoration – Environmental Defense Fund, National Wildlife Federation, National […]

  • 14 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Greater New Orleans, Inc. announced the launch of the Coalition for Coastal Resilience and Economy (CCRE). CCRE is a business led coalition that will create an educated, informed voice of advocacy for sustainable restoration efforts in Louisiana’s wetlands, rivers, deltas, and coastline. “Water is the existential issue for Southeast Louisiana,” said Michael Hecht, President & […]

  • 27 March 2014

    A brochure describing 35 innovative water managements projects that put the Netherlands on the map as a global player in innovative water management is being published to mark World Water Day. The brochure entitled Waterinnovaties in Nederland (Water Innovations in the Netherlands) is a joint effort of the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Rijkswaterstaat […]

  • 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 […]

  • 15 March 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., introduced the Dredging for Restoration and Economic Development for Global Exports (DREDGE) Act of 2013 in the Senate and House to direct the Corps of Engineers to achieve, operate and maintain a 50-foot channel from Baton Rouge to the mouth of the Mississippi […]

  • 25 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Royal HaskoningDHV, AGT and TechForce Innovations are drawing up a ‘smart’ plan for the protection of Bhola Island’s coastline saving lives and money. The aim of the consortium is to develop sustainable coastal protection solutions for Bhola Island, located at the mouth of the Meghna River, home to 1.7 million Bangladeshis. An innovative Erosion Early […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 18 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    The Balance Island concept – developed by Grontmij, Imares and Waterachitect – will be taken to Southeast Asia to determine if it offers an effective solution to the salinization of drinking water and agricultural land in the river deltas of Bangladesh and Vietnam. The concept was developed two years ago specifically for the mouth of the Haringvliet, the Netherlands. […]

  • 19 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    ‘In my time as State Secretary, I witnessed the birth of Deltares. This top institute is already five years old, and it has developed into a global player with activities in more than 80 countries,‘ Minister Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and the Environment was talking at the opening today of the new Deltares building […]

  • 2 July 2012
    Equipment, Technology

    In the Deltares Delta flume, 25 scientists from several European universities are carrying out research on the erosion of sandy beaches with changing groundwater levels and under various wave conditions. Especially for this study, a sandy beach of 20 meters wide with a further 60 meters under water, was reconstructed in the Delta flume. A […]

  • 10 June 2013

    Deltares was host on 6 June to Ecuador’s Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. Minister Rene Ramirez, who was accompanied by Ecuador’s ambassador to the Netherlands, was visiting Deltares to be introduced to the Institute and to investigate openings for further collaboration. At present, Deltares is working in Ecuador on resolving flooding problems in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 16 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Dutch Research Institute Deltares has just released Annual Report 2016: a selection of the company’s most interesting moments and high-priority projects. In the report, the company shows how it has contributed to safe and sustainable deltas, coastal regions and rivers in 2016. According to Deltares, the report presents a selection of Dutch and international highlights based on […]