International student competition 'Smart Cities - Water' Wanted: enthusiastic students with visionary ideas and interesting concepts that can contribute to a smart and easy-to-manage water chain in a smart city.
Suzanne Hulscher wordt Simon Stevin Meester Voor haar technisch-wetenschappelijk onderzoek en de manier waarop zij de verbinding zoekt met de maatschappij, ontvangt prof.dr. Suzanne Hulscher, hoogleraar Water Engineering and Management aan de UT, het Simon Stevin Meesterschap 2016: de hoogste onderscheiding voor technisch onderzoek omvat een geldbedrag van 500.000 euro en een kunstwerk. Hulscher ontvangt de prijs in het najaar.
Effects of wave breaking are felt When waves break, their organized motion is converted into random velocity fluctuations (turbulence). These turbulent fluctuations contribute to the transport of sediment particles, and consequently, lead to changes of the beach profile. The effects of these fluctuations should therefore be considered when trying to predict the long-term coastal evolution and to improve coastal safety. However, wave breaking effects on sand transport are often neglected in such predictions because the effects are complex and not well understood.
Dr. Bas Borsje benoemd als 1 van de 5 leden van de Jonge Waddenacademie In 2015 nam de Waddenacademie het initiatief om De Jonge Waddenacademie op te richten. Met het oprichten van De Jonge Waddenacademie wil de Waddenacademie jonge onderzoekers stimuleren om onderzoek te doen naar het Waddengebied, bij voorkeur in multidisciplinair verband.
Exploring new data for SMART monitoring of water SDG targets On 30 November and 1 December 2015 the workshop “Exploring new data for SMART monitoring of water SDG targets” took place in the House of the Regional Government in Maastricht, The Netherlands. The workshop was organized by the Netherlands National IHP-HWRP Committee Secretariat and jointly convened by the National IHP-HWRP Committees of The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.
How to measure green water scarcity What is green water? No, it is not water that is green of color. It is normal freshwater, but in a specific part of the hydrological cycle. Green water refers to the precipitation on land that does not run off or recharge the groundwater but is stored in the soil or temporarily stays on top of the soil or vegetation. Eventually, this water returns to the atmosphere through evapotranspiration from the soil and vegetation.
Green and blue water footprint reduction in irrigated agriculture: effect of irrigation techniques, irrigation strategies and mulching One of the important prospects for relieving increasing water scarcity is to reduce the consumptive water use in the agricultural sector, which makes up the largest share in global freshwater consumption. This study explores the effect of three management practices on the soil water balance and plant growth, using the AquaCrop model and the global water footprint (WF) standards.
New research project: BE SAFE Promising Building with Nature (BwN) solutions for flood management, such as vegetated foreshores, inherently have a dynamic nature. Therefore there is a relatively large degree of uncertainty with respect to their contribution to flood protection. This hampers the implementation of vegetated foreshores in flood risk management in the Netherlands and abroad.