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Keshav, Saket (author)
All ecosystem services of river are governed by flow regime. The different components of flow regime like topography, geology, and climatic variation contribute to different ecological processes. These ecosystems provide a wide range of direct and indirect benefits to a human being. The ecosystem services such as hydropower, irrigation, drinking...
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Bruins Slot, Hilco (author), Nugteren, Alex (author), van Rie, Victor (author), Nota, Hugo (author), Overgaauw, Tim (author), van der Heide, Niels (author)
This report is written with the aim to evaluate a possible port expansion in the port of San Vicente, Chile. In order to achieve this a thorough analysis on the port operations, hydrodynamical analysis using Delft3D and a bottleneck analysis on the infrastructure have been executed. A preliminary design for the port expansion is created. This...
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Brouwer, Wietske (author), van Hamel, Amber (author), van Haren, Mick (author), Kindermann, Paulina (author), Verboeket, Rik (author)
The Kathmandu Valley in Nepal is facing the combined effects of population growth, rapid urbanization, economic development, and climate change. This results in serious water management challenges: growing freshwater demands, declining water tables, drying of streams, and deteriorating water quality. Insufficient surface water supplies have led...
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Brouwer, Wietske (author), van Hamel, Amber (author), van Haren, Mick (author), Kindermann, Paulina (author), Verboeket, Rik (author)
Like other cities in Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur faces rapid urbanisation and population growth. Unsafe, new settlements are partly located at the floodplains and the government lags behind in implementing proper land-use policy to control unrestrained settlement. The rivers are not only constrained by uncontrolled settlements, but also by...
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Kong, Wei (author)
Tap water qualification is quite important for human health, the DNA extraction from tap water is a current challenge since the microbes inside is limited. This article aims to evaluate various DNA extraction methods and based on the different reagents or procedures and their influence to do some modifications for better extraction. DNA yield,...
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Görkey, Isitan (author), El Moussaoui, Chakir (author), Wijdeveld, Vincent (author), Sennema, Erik (author)
Blockchain is a technology that is in use increasingly. Although owing its common use to the cryptocurrencies there is more to the blockchain technology than just the monetary use. One of these uses is by smaller groups of participants under the control of a central authority, for instance at a company. Such private blockchains use permissioned...
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Braat, Charlotte (author)
The knowledge deficit model assumes that people make more informed decisions when they are presented with more information. This model is often used in communication strategies while it has received quite some critique from science communicators and is not well supported by social science theories. One of these critiques comes from the observed...
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Eggink, Jan (author), Ponssen, Jasmijn (author), Meneses Di Gioia Ferreira, Lucas (author), Monique Vashti, Monique (author), Kong, Tao (author)
To help combat climate change, promote sustainable development and match the goals set in the Paris Agreement, the Province of Zuid-Holland wants to transition to a circular economy. To make this transition successful, the Province ought to adopt an integrative approach, addressing other elements such as socio-spatial inequality, pressure for...
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Posner, Noah (author), Moonen, Djoshua (author), Tariq, Sameer (author)
Modern societies manage an ever increasing amount of data. By mining<br/>these data-sets, it is possible to gain understanding of problems. Through a<br/>process of informed consent companies have been able to sequence the genome<br/>of large populations. Providing insight to the consumer about their family<br/>lineage and possible future risks...
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Gerritsen, Gerben (author)
To validate rainfall intensity in urban areas measured by satellite a first prototype proof of concept is introduced and tested. Using low-cost electronics an umbrella is converted into a mobile acoustic rain gauge which can be used in urban areas to measure rainfall intensities. A reed switch is placed in the umbrella to measure whether the...
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Zdebel, Elzbieta (author), Kliučininkas, Paulius (author), Hollander, Kevin (author), Cai, Ning (author)
In the Netherlands, the organic sector is one of the key pillars of the economy. Currently, the country holds the role of the second biggest exporter of food globally, having 94.5 billion in value of goods exported in 2019. In South-Holland itself the organic sector contributes to the regions’ budget by 16%. Most of the production is happening...
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Jeronimus, Roos (author), van den Broek, Jort (author), Gathanga, Jackson Kariuki (author), GAO, Chen (author)
In the province of South Holland steps have been taken to create a circular construction industry to mitigate current linear processes. These linear processes include wasteful resource-intensive models that lead to loss of value and depletion of raw materials. However, to achieve a complete circular construction industry, the true social and...
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Heijnen, Jurriënne (author), Westerbeek, Karlou (author), Saunders, Kelvin (author), Pattarasumunt, Sorawit (author)
Economy and technological innovation have always shaped the Dutch landscape and society. The evolution of the Internet has led to a new economy based on digital information and communication. New production, consumption and business models are mushrooming, especially in the Province of South-Holland. This fast development is facilitated by the...
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Ionescu, Victor (author), van der Meer, Mike (author), van Kooten, Bram (author), Paardekooper, Gijs (author), Teunissen, Jasper (author)
Currently, literature regarding Multiagent Path Finding (MAPF) does not give a broad enough overview of all the different approaches. Many papers are hard to read and require proper knowledge of MAPF. The goal of this report is to give a global overview of MAPF. To achieve this goal, we provide a detailed explanation of what MAPF problems look...
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Andringa, Lise (author), Eijkelkamp, Timo (author), Grolleman, Thomas (author), Schouten, David (author), Szadkowski, Xavier (author), Ophof, Oscar (author)
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is scheduled to present their solution for a storm surge barrier on Galveston Island in 2021 to congress for approval. A solution for an engineered dune system on the Galveston Island West End has been proposed, but storm surge models have shown that protection from this engineered dune only goes...
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Dekker, Jelle (author), Vermeulen, Stefan (author), de Roode, Menno (author), Li, Yangzi (author)
The province of South Holland is a key player in the global food economy. However, its agrifood sector is currently generating unwanted outputs. CO<sub>2 </sub>emissions are the largest and most problematic output flow of this sector, causing negative externalities such as climate change and sea-level rise. Actors producing the CO<sub>2</sub>...
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van den Brink, Ilse (author), Goselink, Cas (author), Tatar, Karolina (author), Bohun, Simon (author), Hou, Zhe (author)
The province of South-Holland is located in a delta, where the Netherlands have been changing the landscape for centuries to keep out the water and create the productive, highly urbanised and well connected landscape it is now. Due to climate change, the water system brings about an increasing pressure in both the rivers as well as the sea. In...
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Posner, Noah (author), Stefanidi, Andrei (author), Hanhart, Jasmijn (author), Thakoerdajal, Dinesh (author)
Laparoscopy was shown to be highly effective in improving patients healthcare outcomes in comparison to traditional open surgery, ensuring faster healing, reduced scarring of the tissue and reduced pain. Laparoscopy has a great technological complexity, causing difficulties which make it of great interest to the engineering community. This...
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Witjaksono, Muhammad (author)
Study of self-sealing and self-healing in clay is a fascinating topic which can be applied in many fields namely in construction sector or as the underground nuclear waste repository. However, lack of references still hinders the advancement of such field. Meanwhile, more advance researches are available for self-sealing and self-healing in...
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Kool, Juliette (author), Muntjewerff, Stijn (author), Goedhart, Roos (author), Crispijn, Floor (author), Bischoff Tulleken, Ben (author), Durry, Sebastian (author)
Cape Town is a city with over four million people and a growing population. Due to three consecutive dry summers as a result of climate change, a growing population and an increased per capita water demand, the city’s main water supply was nearly depleted. Cape Town depends for 98% on surface water stored in dammed reservoirs, which is...
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