World Water Day | Water Walks

  • 22 Mar 2019
  • 10:00 - 14:30
Western Europe
Delft, The Netherlands

This year, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education is organising water walks round Delft for local people, as well as staff and students of the Institute. There will be two types of walks, one focusing on the social water features of the city and the second visiting the infrastructure used in the management of water in Delft. Each walk will start outside IHE Delft and last one hour, finishing back at the starting point.

Iris de Geus of The History Company will lead walks at 10.00 and 12.45 and her tour will focus on the important relationship between Delft and water in all its facets. It will include:

  • Phoenixstraat: cess pits, sewers and archaeology
  • Oude Delft: water brought prosperity to Delft (VOC building)
  • Zuidkolk: water as a divisive element (women's rebellion of 1616)
  • Wijnhaven: the development of a water pipe system
  • Hoogheemraadschap Delfland: connection between breweries and water

Ronald de Heer is a former Hydraulic Engineering lecturer at IHE Delft and his walks will take place at 12.45 and 14.30. The walk will include some features of the Delft waterplan including:

  • Hoogheemraadschap Delfland
  • Plantagebrug (pumping station)
  • Oostplantsoen (former TU-building for civil engineering); Rietveld (closure with intake & low-lying street often flooded in the past)
  • Voldersgracht (movable closure  weir)
  • Oude Langendijk (closure with intake)

Come along and join a group of your choice – maximum group size is 20, so first come first served. Wear blue for World Water Day!


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