Best Thesis award Koninklijk Nederlands Waternetwerk We're very proud that two of our current Master students, Marc Frankena and Marco Aldershof, were nominated for the Best Thesis award of the Koninklijk Nederlands Waternetwerk! Although both their thesis were judged to be of 'exceptional quality', only one can win: congratulations to Marco Aldershof and his partner Paul Sinnema on winning the award!
MSc Thesis prize for Daan Poppema Daan Poppema (Water Engineering and Management) has won the MSc Thesis prize of Civil Engineering 2018. The prize was awarded on Friday November 2 after the yearly graduation ceremony for civil engineering bachelors.
Planetary Accounting Network University of Twente is a founding member of the new ‘Planetary Accounting Network’ – a research centre focusing on the limits of a liveable planet. ‘Living well’ implies living on a healthy planet. How can we keep the planet healthy, stay well within its limits and, if possible restore its health? `
Satelliet vertelt onderzoekers of Twentse grond te nat of te droog is "Wij meten bodemvocht hier met sensoren”, vertelt onderzoeker Rogier van der Velde wijzend naar de grond, “en vanuit de ruimte met een satelliet.” Het klinkt bijna als science fiction. Vanuit de ruimte kijken of akkerlanden niet uitdrogen of te nat worden. En toch gebeurt het.
New paper by Aguilar-Lopez et al: Failure of grass covered flood defences due to wave overtopping: a probabilistic assessment method. Transitions on dikes have a large impact on the dike stability during wave overtopping events. It is quite common to find dikes with integrated hard structures such as roads, which also represent bottom irregularities and surface roughness changes which directly influence the erosion rates of dike covers from the overtopped waves.
New paper by Anouk Bomers et al: Modelling effects of an asphalt road at a dike crest on dike cover erosion onset during wave overtopping Structures integrated in a grass-covered dike may increase erosion development. Currently, safety assessment methods for flood defences are only applicable for a conventional grass-covered dike and the effects of structures on dike cover erosion are poorly understood.
TEDxTwenteU: ‘Your water footprint revealed’ This year’s edition of TEDxTwenteU, with the theme ‘Building Bridges’, took place Wednesday May 2nd , at Concordia. A small audience of 100 people will listen to ten speakers from all over the UT. We spoke to one of them, Rick Hogeboom, whose talk is about the size of our water footprints.
Effects of environmental properties on sand wave morphology The bed in shallow shelf seas is not flat but composed of large bedforms with length scales up to 100- 1,000s of meters (Figure). A good understanding of such bed forms, such as sand waves, is of key importance for shipping safety, offshore constructions, and the deployment of cables and pipelines.
Exploring the effects of wave breaking on turbulence distributions The flow of water under wind-driven waves near the coast is highly energetic, leading to the production of chaotic, “turbulent” fluid motions. Turbulence plays an important role in the flow and the transport of sediment under waves. Therefore, understanding turbulence dynamics is crucial to understanding the behavior of waves and their effects on shoreline processes (e.g., beach erosion).
The water footprint of world’s artificial reservoirs In our group, we try to keep track of all water flows that are appropriated for human use, be it for agriculture, industrial or domestic use. So far, however, the water consumpution of man-made reservoirs has been overlooked.
Opportunity for WEM-students to join Wetskills The Wetskills Foundation invites Bachelor, Master, PhD students and recent graduates with a passion for water to apply for the Wetskills Water Challenge programme in Cape Town, South Africa, from 15 – 28 June, 2018. With water higher on everyone’s agenda than ever because of the persistent drought, your solutions to pressing Cape Townian water issues is urgently needed.
Internationally aired radioshow interviews Rick Hogeboom on water issues The Scholar’s Circle, a weekly syndicated public affairs radio show that airs on over 15 radio stations in the USA and New Zealand, has a series on water issues featuring WEM’s Rick Hogeboom. Host prof. dr. Maria Armoudian interviews Rick, panel style, to share his research with the public.
Morphodynamic assessment of side channels Side channels are often constructed to increase the conveyance capacity of the river and to increase its ecological value. As part of his PhD, Pepijn van Denderen (MFS group) estimated the development of several side channel systems and the corresponding timescales.