Lunchtime seminar | Innovation in water infrastructures with modular construction

  • 15 Nov 2019
  • 13:00 - 13:45
  • Westvest 7, 2611 AX Delft
Western Europe
IHE Delft | A1b

On 15 November 2019, Alumnus James Zulfan, MSc from Indonesia gave a lunchtime seminar on 'Innovation in water infrastructures with modular construction'.

For many decades, most hydraulic infrastructure, such as weirs and dams, were built as a massive concrete structures across the river. Conventional structures are not always good for the environment and sometimes destroy the ecosystems. Hence, we need innovative solutions for this issue, that can accommodate both infrastructure and environmental objectives. One of the recommended ways is by adapting modular construction that is already implemented in other infrastructure sectors. Using modular construction in water infrastructure has a lot of benefits, including being cost-effective, faster construction, more attractive design, and more environmentally friendly. The project has been implemented in several rivers in Indonesia and funded by the national budget, with full support from the Indonesian government.

About the speaker

James graduated from IHE Delft in 2017 with Master Degree in Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development. He is a fulltime researcher specializing in hydraulic structure and river morphology at the Research Center for Water Resources under the Ministry of Public Works and Housing of the Republic of Indonesia. Recently, he won the 1st prize of Falling Walls Lab in Jakarta (Indonesia) held by DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) and won Euraxess Prizes 2019 for the innovation of a modular weir.

Awards and Honours:

  • Winner of Falling Walls Lab Jakarta 2019
  • Winner of Euraxxes Prize 2019
  • Best Employee Awards of Ministry of Public Works and Housing Indonesia 2018
  • Best Young Researcher of Ministry of Public Works and Housing Indonesia 2015.

In case you are interested to attend the lunchtime seminar, please send an email to Ms. Maria Laura Sorrentino.


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