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.