New relevant publications appear regularly. On this page you will find an overview of a selection of leading publications.


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478 publications found
  1. 01/01/2021

    Factors determining the natural fresh-salt groundwater distribution in deltas

    Most river deltas are densely populated areas with intensive agriculture. The increased shortage of fresh surface water that results from rising demands are expected to lead to increased groundwater pumping, which leads to sea water intrusion. To correctly project the future of fresh groundwater resources in deltas, knowing the current fresh‐salt…
  2. 01/01/2021

    impact of wind-waves and sea level rise on the morphodynamics of a sandy estuarine shoal

    Intertidal shoals are pronounced morphological features found in many estuaries worldwide. Apart from maintaining an ecologically unique intertidal environment, shoals also protect adjacent dyke systems by attenuating waves. The fate of sandy shoals under anticipated sea level rise (SLR) scenarios is underexplored. The current research…
  3. 01/01/2021

    Hydrodynamics in the pits of Borssele and Hansweert : data-analysis and Delft3D-FM modeling

    The study provides a basis for evaluation of the morphological impacts of the dredged sediment disposal strategy and quantification of the expected dredging volumes. The larger framework of this study encompasses an investigation of the transport pathways of sediment in the deep pits of the Western Scheldt. A major question thus relates to the…
  4. 01/01/2021

    Mesoscale morphology of the Inloop van Ossenisse : influence of pilot disposals in relation to autonomous trends

    The aim of this pilot is to obtain information on the redistribution and retention of the disposed sediment at the bed within the deep pits and the impact on the surrounding morphological systems (i.e. from Drempel van Hansweert to the Overloop van Hansweert, and on the northwestern side the Straatje van Willem). The obtained conceptual framework…
  5. 01/01/2021

    Investigation of Sediment Pathways in the Put Van Hansweert : morphological effects of dumping in a deep pit of the Western Scheldt

    Sediment connectivity in the Put van Hansweert was studied using the SedTRAILS model, which constructs sediment pathways from Delft3D model results. An important conclusion is that the SedTRAILS results show good agreement with the conceptual framework of regional morphodynamics, that is presented in Huismans et al. (2021).
  6. 01/01/2021

    Light and primary production in the Western Scheldt : primary production model scenarios

    More insight is needed in the precise effect of changes in turbidity (suspended sediment) and primary production in the Schelde. This report describes a sensitivity analysis, and presents results of a set of the construction of Deurganckdok, and two realistic scenarios in order to get a better insight in these effects.
  7. 01/12/2020

    Fresh water resources in the Changing Wealth of Nations : scoping chapter

    It is important that freshwater resources are valued and managed in a sustainable way. Water as a natural asset and source of wealth has so far not been included separately in the Changing Wealth of Nations book by the World Bank. In this report, we present a roadmap to value freshwater resources on a global scale in a manner that is broadly…
  8. 01/12/2020

    long-term morphological response to sea level rise and different sediment strategies in the Western Scheldt estuary (The Netherlands)

    The objective of this study is to gain insight into the relative impact of (extreme) sea level rise (SLR) and different sediment strategies, i.e. dredging and dumping and beach nourishments, on the hydro- and morphodynamic behaviour of the Western Scheldt estuary (The Netherlands) till the end of the 21st century. For this, a process-based…
  9. 01/12/2020

    Morphological models for IRM : Rhine branches 1D

    Until recently, river maintenance was mainly concerned with single-function interventions to, for instance, improve the river's navigability or reduce flood risk. This type of interventions framework has the negative consequence that an improvement in one function may not be beneficial for another function or service. For this reason and having…
  10. 01/12/2020

    Modelling sand-mud interaction in Delft3D : investigation of sand-mud modules in Delft3D and Delft3D-FM

    Estuaries and tidal basins are unique systems that are often under pressure by increasing human activities and climate change. In many of these systems the contribution from both sand and mud are essential in their response to measures and global change, i.e. their resilience. For complexity reasons, sand and mud are often treated separately or…
  11. 01/12/2020

    Morphodynamic modelling over alluvial and non-alluvial layers : literature review, update to Tuijnder concept

    Rijkswaterstaat is responsible for managing the river system in the Netherlands. As such, it is of crucial importance to predict morphodynamic changes. In the first part of this report, an overview and historical perspective of the possible approaches for predicting morphodynamic changes is given. This aims to help river managers in discerning…
  12. 01/11/2020

    Visualizing changes of the Antarctic Ice Sheet

    This memo describes a new method to visualize data using tiled videomaps. These provide a zoomable video of the current (last 5 years) of ice loss at the area that is most relevant for the Netherlands. This results in an easy-to-understand visualization of some of the processes (glacier flow, sea-ice loss, fracturing) that contribute to the…
  13. 01/10/2020

    Development of a sixth generation model for the NW European Shelf (DCSM-FM 100m) : model setup, calibration and validation

    Upon request of Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), Deltares has developed a sixth-generation hydrodynamic model of the Northwest European Shelf. Specifically, this model covers the North Sea and adjacent shallow seas and estuaries in the Netherlands, such as the Wadden Sea, the Ems-Dollard estuary, the Western Scheldt and the Eastern Scheldt. The development…
  14. 01/09/2020

    Integrated hydro-social modeling at catchment scale : a case for the Rhine basin

    This conference presentation highlights the work on hydro-socio modelling for the Rhine catchment. This casestudy shows the current and planned possibilities of using BlueEarth to support effective stakeholder dialogues.
  15. 01/09/2020

    BlueEarth : an integrated approach from model building to stakeholder dialogue

    This conference presentation presents BlueEarth as an integrated model integration platform to support stakeholder dialogues for water resources management and basin planning