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Deltares supplies knowledge for Dutch Dikes book

- The latest book about dikes, ‘Dutch Dikes’, which was written by LOLA Landscape Architects, was based in part on knowledge supplied by Deltares. Maaike Bos (a landscape architect) and Harry Schelfhout (a dike safety expert) from Deltares contributed expertise during the past two years relating to dikes, safety, landscape architecture and innovative developments.

Dutch scientists prove: the 1962 Alcatraz Escape was possible

- On 11 June 1962, three prisoners escaped from the heavily guarded prison island of Alcatraz just north of San Francisco. Where did their handcrafted rubber boat take them that night?

Deltares signs agreement with Alberta Canada

- The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), which hosts the Alberta Geological Survey (AGS), and Deltares will work closer together in the field of groundwater resources and subsurface.

Global threat of food and environmental problems: agriculture must be more sustainable

- As result of excessive water consumption and water contamination in agricultural areas, the availability of clean water is falling worldwide. Unless we intervene soon, the present problems with drought, contaminated water and algae will become slowly but surely unmanageable. So agriculture must become more sustainable.

Member of ‘Coastal Engineering’ editorial board

- Marcel van Gent, an expert and consultant with Deltares, has joined the editorial board of the leading international journal, ‘

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