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    9 must see water and subsoil highlights when visiting Delft

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    Each year, hundreds of international water managers, engineers and scientists visit Deltares. The visitors come to work with us on joint research projects, to attend events such as the Delft Software Days, and to consult us for strategic water issues. Many of our visitors stay in Delft for several days or weeks. By visiting these highlights, you will enjoy your visit to Deltares even more.

    26 January 2024

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    Development of a coastal wave emulator using new technologies

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    How can we achieve global coverage and locally relevant coastal wave estimates? Deltares experts Fedor Baart, Martin Verlaan, Guus van Hemert and former Deltares expert Anna van Gils utilised new technologies to develop a coastal wave emulator. In this blog Fedor Baart explains about the development of this simulator.

    10 August 2023

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    Dry, drier, drought – Assessing drought risks to support decision making, risk financing and disaster response

    Background

    Droughts are among the most far-reaching and yet some of the most elusive natural hazards to nature as well as to mankind. In recent years, countries around the world have been severely impacted by droughts that affect food supply, agricultural income, employment opportunities, drinking water facilities and energy production. As shown in the figure below, countries like India, South Africa, California, and Malawi have suffered from severe droughts over the past years. An increasing need exists for more accurate assessment and monitoring of drought hazards and impacts, to support decision making on drought risk reduction, risk financing and disaster response.

    16 March 2023

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    A small window of opportunity to keep our planet liveable

    Roshanka Ranasinghe, Senior Specialist Deltares and IHE Delft’s Professor of Climate Change Impacts & Coastal Risk, contributed to the latest assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was released earlier this month. He explains here why the world needs to act NOW to adapt and to avoid runaway climatic change.

    14 March 2023

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    Measuring groundwater yourself

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    What is the groundwater level on your land? Groundwater levels that are too high or too low can cause damage. Using the instructions below, you can measure the groundwater level yourself and discover how this level changes due to factors like rain, drought or building work in your area.

    10 March 2023

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    12 frequently asked questions about high water on rivers

    Background

    The peak discharge of the Meuse in early 2023 was the highest discharge measured since records began in july 2021. The second and third highest discharges were in January 1926 and December 1993, when the peaks were in the same order of magnitude (between 3000 m3/s and 3300 m3/s). An overview of frequently asked questions and answers can be found below

    29 January 2023

  7. Managing floods and droughts: the governance challenges

    Floods and drought are some of the most tangible and devastating consequences of climate change. Deltares and The World Bank organised a session during the Stockholm International Water Week titled 'Managing Floods and Drought: The Governance Challenges'. The session aimed at presenting a new framework, referred to as the EPIC Response, for the combined management of floods and drought.

    17 November 2021

  8. How to prepare Tokyo Olympics 2021 for next super typhoon?

    Background

    In an internal study, researchers from Deltares analysed the probability and possible consequences of typhoons during the Summer Olympics of 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, and what actions could be taken to minimise adverse consequences during the sporting event to the team and equipment.

    16 June 2021

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    People matters – Why quantifying inclusion is key to climate adaptation

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    Climate change is expected to have major consequences for the availability and quality of water, and lead to more intense and frequent natural disasters. The impact on people with little capacity to adapt will be disastrous. The CAS side-event ‘For people’s sake’ showed that inclusiveness is essential in climate change adaptation investments to establishing a more equal society. The importance of social inclusion is increasingly acknowledged, but making the concept tangible in the field is considered challenging.

    7 February 2021

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    Drought in cities: a global problem

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    There are no fewer than 54 cities worldwide with a high risk of drought. Our solution? Knowledge about water systems and good governance. Read more about this in this blog by groundwater expert Dimmie Hendriks.

    31 May 2018

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    The future of realtime hydrological forecasting

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    Real-time flood forecasting is one of the most effective flood risk management measures. Indeed, many governments operate bespoke hydrological forecasting services that continuously monitor and forecast coastal and fluvial water levels.

    22 July 2017