Newsitems - River Basin Development chair group

River Basin Development and Water Governance chair groups are jointly organizing an exciting workshop addressing the question: Can hydropower be sustainable?
It will take place on 28 and 29 April 2020 in Delft, the Netherlands, and will address key issues relating to the sustainability of hydropower. More information via this link.

Alumni James Zulfan is the winner of Falling Walls Lab Jakarta and EURAXESS Prize
James Zulfan, alumni of the Water Science and Engineering master (Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development), is the winner of Falling Walls Lab Jakarta and EURAXESS Prize. James has developed a modular method for dam construction using lightweight modules which aims to change the way we deploy small weirs. These easily transportable modules can be readily assembled in a “lego-like” fashion.

           

Sustainable water storage to meet water, food and energy development goals - Africa 2019
From 2 to 4 April, IHE Delft was present at AFRICA 2019 - Hydropower and Dams Conference. IHE Delft organised and hosted a session on “Sustainable water storage to meet water, food and energy development goals”. The session was chaired by Miroslav Marence and Luca Ferrini (GIZ Niger). The conference session was promoted within the framework of a thematic research programme on Sustainable Hydropower and Multipurpose Storage to meet Water, Food, and Energy Development Goals: A Program for Collaborative Research and Innovation, supported by the Programmatic Cooperation between the Directorate-General for International Cooperation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IHE Delft in the period 2016 – 2020. Read more about the outcomes here.

Drones in Hydraulic Engineering and Hydro-Environmental Studies
IHE Delft has a more than 5 year experience in the use of drones for various applications in the hydro-environmental application and IAHR is the leading professional association in this sector. This Special Issue of the IAHR magazine Hydrolink showcases the application of drones in a variety of case studies. Linked to this is the imminent creation of a Working Group on the use of drones in hydro-environment research, under the auspices of IAHR and IHE. If you are interested in knowing more or in taking part in the WG, please contact Dr Paolo Paron at 

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