Quantifying vegetation dynamics for designing and managing Nature-based Solutions

Globally, population growth, urbanization and sea level rise will expose an increasing number of people and assets to coastal flooding. Traditionally, governments tend to protect river basins and coastlines against flooding and erosion using man-made structures such as levees, breakwaters and revetments.

These traditional solutions seem generally cost-effective but are permanently altering the system in negative ways that reduce resilience and limit future adaptation possibilities. Nowadays, Nature-based Solutions such as mangroves and marshes, are considered as sustainable and cost-effective alternatives.

Webinar speakers:

  • Dr.ir. Ellis Penning, Programme manager Sustainability
  • Dr.ir. Koen Berends, Researcher river dynamics and inland waterways
  • Dr.ir. Jasper Dijkstra, Researcher eco-engineering in coastal ecosystems
  • Ir. Uwe Best, PhD researcher Coastal Engineering

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Incorporating the cascading impacts of critical infrastructure damages in economic flood risk analysis

This webinar will present a generic and transferable framework to quantify the economic costs of cascading impacts when infrastructure is flooded. The development of the framework was funded by NOAA, and carried out as a collaboration between FIU, Deltares, ICF, South Florida Water Management District, and Broward County.

The free webinar will walk the participants through the framework and illustrate its application in Broward County. We hope to discuss with participants ideas for future use and expansion of the framework and address participants questions related to the method and how to apply it in other communities.

The webinar presenters:

  • FIU: Jayantha Obeysekera
  • Broward County: Jennifer Jurado
  • SFWMD: Carolina Maran
  • Deltares: Kathryn Roscoe
  • Deltares: Frederique de Groen

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WaterLOUPE webinars

The aim of this webinar is to inform you on the benefits the WaterLOUPE tool can have for your work and to explore opportunities to engage with us.

WaterLOUPE is a user-friendly dashboard that provides information on water scarcity risks now and in the future of your river basin. It combines data on hydrology, exposure and vulnerability at the local level.

As opposed to other existing tools, WaterLOUPE takes the vulnerability of actor-groups into account when calculating the risk. This component is key in identifying local risks and in choosing the right solutions in the catchment area to reduce water risks.

The presenters in this webinar are

  • Sophie Vermooten (Deltares)
  • Vetrivel Dhagumudi (Kimberly-Clark)
  • Dimmie Hendriks (Deltares)
  • Panel of experts for the Q&A

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WaterLOUPE: water scarcity dashboard

On 31 May 2018, Deltares and KCC were hosting the webinar “WaterLOUPE: water scarcity dashboard”.

The webinar session presenters are:

  • Vetrivel Dhagumudi (Kimberly-Clark, USA)
  • Sophie Vermooten (Deltares, The Netherlands)
  • Dimmie Hendriks (Deltares, The Netherlands)

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AquaConSoil Webinar – 19 January 2021

On January 19th, 2021, Ms Annemieke Nijhof had the honor the give the first keynote. Annemieke Nijhof is the CEO of Deltares and has many years of experience working for (among others) the Dutch national government and as CEO of TAUW group. She gave a very inspiring keynote on the importance of connections for the soil-sediment-water system.

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AquaConSoil Webinar – 16 March 2021

Cleaning up contaminated land protects human health and the environment and enables communities and other stakeholders to pursue future beneficial use or reuse of sites and their natural resources for economic, environmental, and societal purposes. However, clean-up activities use energy, water, processed or raw materials, and other natural resources to achieve clean-up objectives and the process of clean-up therefore creates an environmental footprint of its own.

In recent years EPA clean-up programs have learned that we can optimize environmental performance and implement protective clean-ups that are greener by increasing our understanding of the environmental footprint and, when appropriate, taking steps to minimize that footprint. In addition, we have increasingly taken actions to ensure the protectiveness of our remedies and their resilience to increasing impacts of climate change. In this keynote we will explore the symbiotic nature of climate change resilience and climate change mitigation actions applied at contaminated land clean-ups.

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iMOD 5.2 and beyond

In this webinar, we present the latest developments related to iMOD 5.2, the BMI coupling MODFLOW 6, several iMOD python tools and the development of the new iMOD GUI.

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The Louisiana-Netherlands Partnership in Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Adaptation

Join The Royal Netherlands Embassy, the Water Institute of the Gulf, and key partners on Jan. 14, 2021 for a webinar/discussion of the current and future partnerships between Louisiana and The Netherlands, which grew substantially in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.

Following the 2005 hurricane season, The Netherlands found an open and enthusiastic reception in Louisiana to its expertise on coastal protection, integrated water management, and nature-based solutions. In The Netherlands, Louisiana found inspiration for recovery, long-term planning and investment, and a comprehensive approach to water management. This relationship deepens even today as Louisiana continues to develop and invest in leading world-class coastal protection, restoration, and adaptation projects.

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Supporting Sustainable development of the Gulf with the Gulf Community Model – focus on MENA

A presentation of the Gulf Community Model, an hydrodynamic numerical Delft3D model of the Gulf, available to governments, researchers and other interested users to study the marine environment of the Gulf. The model is based on the in-house Gulf models available in Deltares, which have been used and developed in many studies over the past decades.

In this introductory webinar, we will present different possible applications of the community model to study relevant societal topics and as an opportunity for effective collaboration in the region. Such topics include Climate Change Adaptation, Sustainable coastal development and planning, Integrated Coastal Zone Management and Future Desalination and Water Strategies. By combining this Community model, available as a basis, and local knowledge from partners around the region, collaborative research on important topics for the region is made possible. This webinar also invites attendees from local governments and research institutes to join in research collaboration.

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CIFRe Webinar: Guidance for Application of the CIrcle Tool

Since 2016, Broward County, South Florida Water Management District and Deltares USA have been partnering, as part of the NOAA funded CIFRe Project, to assess direct and cascading impacts of flood events on critical infrastructure (CI) functioning and resilience using the Critical Infrastructure – Relations and Consequences for Life and Environment (CIrcle) Tool.

Deltares, Broward County and South Florida Water Management District organised a webinar to present the CIrcle Tool, share their experiences and give advice on how the tool can be used in workshops for other case studies.

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Create your first iMOD groundwater flow model

iMOD is an easy to use Graphical User Interface and an accelerated Deltares-version of MODFLOW with fast, flexible and consistent sub-domain modeling techniques. iMOD facilitates very large, high resolution MODFLOW groundwater modeling and also geo-editing of the subsurface. The capability of iMOD to rapidly view and edit model inputs is essential to build effective models within reasonable timeframes.

In this iMOD webinar we will create a MODFLOW groundwater flow model step by step. It includes basics like installation of iMOD and data viewing and editing in 2D and 3D. The webinar will be based on Tutorial 4 of the iMOD User Manual. For this webinar, no experience in using iMOD is required.

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‘Assessing the role of coastal vegetation for wave attenuation using the MI-SAFE viewer’

The MI-SAFE viewer is developed in the FAST project (Foreshore Assessment using Space Technology), and is a valuable tool to assess the presence of vegetation and it contribution to wave attenuation anywhere on the world. Data on topography, bathymetry, vegetation cover and change, storm surge and wave statistics are derived from earth observation imagery, global databases and numerical modelling.

Field data collected during the FAST project have been used to calibrate our model (XBeach) and its vegetation parameters. In addition to global, large-scale data, we have derived detailed and more accurate data for specific sites (Expert Level of services). Tailor-made solutions are offered to fit the user’s requirements for implementing nature-based flood defences.

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Model coupling with OpenMI – Introduction, basic concepts and live demonstration

In this webinar, we will show the possibilities of model coupling with OpenMI to modellers and project managers in water related integrated modelling and other interested attendees. We will present different research projects and case studies where OpenMI has been applied in the past and illustrate the added value of model coupling. You will also learn how the different processes were coupled. Ideally, you have basic experiences with computer model simulations and are familiar with computational grids, boundary conditions and model forcing.

This webinar covers the following topics:

  • What is OpenMI?
  • Examples of water flow simulation models
  • Coupling mechanisms
  • The OpenMI configuration editor
  • Setting up an OpenMI composition
  • Migrate existing models to OpenMI compliance

The lecture was given by Dr. Bernhard Becker (OpenMI Expert, Deltares) and Andreas Burzel (Flood Risk Analyst, Deltares).

This OpenMI webinar was organised within the frame of the FP7 Network of Excellence CIPRNet, which is being partly funded by the European Commission under grant number FP7-312450-CIPRNet. The European Commission’s support is gratefully acknowledged.

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Ocean modelling and Early-Warning System for the Gulf of Thailand

In this webinar, we will show the development and implementation of the first real-time operational storm surge, wave and wave setup forecasting system in the Gulf of Thailand, a joint applied research initiative by Deltares in The Netherlands and the Hydro and Agro Informatics Institute (HAII) in Thailand. The modelling part includes a new hydrodynamic model to simulate tides and storm surges and two wave models (regional and local).

The hydrodynamic model is based on Delft3D Flexible Mesh, capable of simulating water levels and detailed flows. The regional and the recently-developed local wave model are based on the SWAN model, a third-generation wave model. The operational platform is based on Delft-FEWS software, which coordinates all the data inputs, the modelling tasks and the automatic forecast exports including overland inundation in the upper Gulf of Thailand.

Planning adaptively for rising sea levels, supported by quick-scan tools

In this webinar we walk through the adaptive planning method, show adaptive planning outcomes for the Little-River (C-7) basin in Miami from a previously-funded NOAA project, and demonstrate a prototype for a quick-scan model that assesses adaptation options at a multi-basin scale in Miami.

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Running WANDA from Python a short introduction

In this webinar, we will show how to run WANDA from Python. The WANDA API (Application programming interface) is a new addition to WANDA which enables to possibilities of writing scripts to perform certain task (e.g. creating figures, building of models, etc.). The WANDA API is accessible from Python, C and C# (.Net platform). This gives the user the freedom to choose its own preferred platform to write scripts.

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Understanding Health issues related to water systems – focus on MENA region

Digital twins for pipeline systems – focus on MENA region

Digital twins are used more often in the digital world. Also, in the field of operation of pipeline systems they can be a very useful asset. Digital twin can be used to monitor performance of a pipeline system and plan maintenance better. Another application is the training of operators.

During the webinar we will discuss the advantages of using a digital twin in the operation of pipeline systems. This will be followed by a demonstration of the digital twin system WANDA-FEWS, which is developed by Deltares. WANDA is the hydraulics of pipeline simulation tool and Delft-FEWS is the data integration platform both developed by Deltares and used world-wide. Combining these two, results in a high-quality performance monitoring platform.

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