Archive Programme News and Events

Round table session held on Delta Approach In this round table sessions representatives of Dutch government, private sector and knowledge institutes discussed 'The Delta Approach'. The central question was: "To which extend can generic steps and tools be identified to increase the resilience of deltas?" Outcomes can be found in this report. Outcomes of this session will be shared and discussed during the Adaptation Futures conference in Rotterdam (May 10-13, 2016).
Delta Alliance Secretary, Thursday 4 February 2016
Knowledge shared around Urbanising Deltas of the World From 25-27 January 2016, the UDW research programme organised an international conference on research uptake with over 50 participants in Ho Chi Min City. The objective of the meeting was to strengthen the linkages of the UDW researchers and research with a wider community of practice in the professional field of urbanizing deltas.
Delta Alliance / NWO, Thursday 28 January 2016
A plea for putting the issue of Urbanizing Deltas on the New Urban Agenda On request of the Dutch government, Delta Alliance and Delft University of Technology prepared a paper for input in the Habitat III (UN conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development) preparation process.
Delta Alliance / TU Delft, Wednesday 27 January 2016
Webinar held on tackling salinity and climate change in Bangladesh and The Netherlands In this webinar Fulco Ludwig from Wageningen University discussed how future climate change is set to impact urban water supply in the region. He drew upon his work in the city of Khulna in Bangladesh. Reinier Visser from Acacia Water shared experiences from Bangladesh and The Netherlands. In both countries Acacia Water has been involved in creating freshwater bubbles underground through Managed Aquifer Recharge.
Delta Alliance Secretary / The Waterchannel, Wednesday 27 January 2016
Publication: Hydraulic engineering in the social-ecological delta: understanding the interplay between social, ecological, and technological systems in the Dutch delta by means of “delta trajectories” Several of the world's largest deltas have recently been conceptualized as social-ecological delta systems. Although such conceptualizations are valuable in emphasizing complex interaction between social actors and ecological processes in deltas, they do not go into specific dynamics that surround technological developments in the hydraulic domain. By drawing from concepts originating in socio-technical systems research, we stress the importance of technology, particularly the domain of hydraulic engineering, in shaping a delta’s future.
Martijn F. van Staveren, Jan P. M. van Tatenhove in Ecology and Society, Monday 18 January 2016
Third Annual Workshop ‘Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty’ held in Delft (NL) The aim of this workshop on Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty was to foster a community of practice sharing new developments in methods and tools, taking lessons learned from their applications, facilitating their use in practice, and ultimately encouraging sound decision making.
Delta Alliance Secretary, Wednesday 23 December 2015
'Living with the Mekong', Travel report of a Dutch architect Architect Joep Janssen (1977) lived and worked four years in Ho Chi Minh City. In Living with the Mekong he gives a personal account of how Vietnam and the Vietnamese people cope with the consequences of climate change.
Blauwdruk Publishers, Friday 27 November 2015
Delta Alliance Webinar on coast and deltas: recording and highlights online On 8 October 2015 the Delta Alliance Webinar: 'Squeeze an orange, but do not squeeze the delta's coast please!' took place. Have a look at the recording and the 5-minute highlights of this webinar.
The Water Channel / Delta Alliance, Thursday 15 October 2015
Henk Ovink’s Rebuild by Design Competition receives US Federal innovation award Henk Ovink, Delta Alliance International Governing Board Member, developed the Rebuild by Design Competition. This international design competition tasked with developing innovative plans to protect the New York region from another Superstorm Sandy, has been awarded the first-ever 'Most Groundbreaking Federal Challenge or Prize Competition' in the USA.
Delta Alliance Secretary / Government.nl, Friday 9 October 2015
New Delta Flume takes Dutch dike expertise forward The Netherlands has a new hydraulic research facility: the Delta Flume. The ten-metre-high wave board from Delta Alliance partner Deltares can simulate any wave pattern found at sea or in rivers. This facility in Delft will be the location for full-scale studies of the effects of extreme waves on dikes, dunes or breakwaters.
Deltares, Monday 5 October 2015
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