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Capobianco, M. (author), De Vriend, H.J. (author), Nicholls, R.J. (author), Stive, M.J.F. (author)
Long-term prediction of sediment transport and of morphological behaviour in the coastal zone, in response to human interference or to change in environmental conditions (collectively global change) is an increasingly important issue in coastal zone management, especially in relation to the needs for environmentally compatible development....
conference paper 1993
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Capobianco, M. (author), Stive, M.J.F. (author), Ruol, P. (author)
With the present paper we aim at summarizing the work undertaken in the MEDDELT Project on the characterisation of the dynamical processes of the Po Delta Fringe and particulalry highlight the conceptual developments achieved about the integrated modelling. We assume to be in a region of the deltaic area where there is tipically a direct...
conference paper 1996
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Capobianco, M. (author), Stive, M.J.F. (author)
All the Mediterranean Dehas are submitted to a physical regression of their coastal fringes and dominated by the wave action because of the decreased water and sediment discharges, if compared to previous stages of their histories. The decrease of the discharges is a consequence of water and solid retention and deviation in the continental...
conference paper 1996
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Van Bokhoven, A.J. (author)
In this research the effect of hydrological extremes on water quality are studied for the Rhine River, in order to assess potential water quality effects of climate change. The water quality of the Rhine was studied for the periods 1975-1977 and 1987-2005. During these periods eight hydrological extremes occured, five of which being classified...
report 2006
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Van Vliet, M.T.H. (author)
report 2006
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Muller, M. (author)
Clouds are the great unknown quantity in predictions about climate change. For aeons they have been drifting quietly across the sky, but scientists still dont know exactly how they are formed and why they eventually come down again as rain. High time to take a closer look at clouds, say researchers at Delft University of Technology. Politicians...
journal article 2007
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Verhagen, H.J. (author)
Dike design is a very traditional craft. Since many generations dikes have been constructed in our part of Europe. After each disaster the dike was rebuilt, and improved. The improvement was always based on the experiences of the previous flood. For example, for many years the design height of a dike was determined as the height of the highest...
conference paper 2007
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Verhagen, H.J. (author), Visser, P.J. (author)
Along the North Sea coast, water levels are rising and waves are intensifying due to climate change. The best scientific evidence suggests that both phenomena are likely to accelerate over the coming decades. In some North Sea coastal areas also land is sinking and tidal heights and rates of erosion are increasing. This means that the risk of...
conference paper 2007
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Van Baars, S. (author)
Analysis of observations of sea level rise in the Netherlands related to physical effects in world climate.
report 2007
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Unesco-IHE (author)
The pressure on the Urban Wastewater Systems (UWwS) increases as urbanization continues relentlessly and climate change appears to lead to more extreme rainfall events. These pressures have a negative effect on the efficiency of UWwS to reduce the urban pollution reaching water-receiving systems. One of the main causes of the problem is that the...
report 2008
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Van Vliet, M. (author), Zwolsman, G. (author), Joziasse, J. (author)
De waterkwaliteit van rivieren is het meest kritisch tijdens hydrologische extremen en onder hoge watertemperaturen. Uit verkennende studies naar effecten van klimaatverandering op de waterkwaliteit in de Rijn (Zwolsman & Van Bokhoven, 2007) en Maas (Van Vliet & Zwolsman, 2007) is gebleken dat er in het algemeen een verslechtering van de...
report 2008
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Deltacommissie (author)
The government asked the Delta Committee to come up with recommendations on how to protect the Dutch coast and the low-lying hinterland against the consequences of climate change. The issue is how the Netherlands can be made climate proof over the very long term: safe against flooding, while still remaining an attractive place to live, to reside...
report 2008
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Van der Hoeven, F.D. (author)
The attention the electric car receives as a promising means of sustainable transportation seems at times to overshadow the rise of that other electric vehicle: the pedelec or electric bicycle. For those who don't know yet: a pedelec is a bicycle assisted by an electric motor. That motor is powered by a rechargeable (lithium-ion) battery. The...
conference paper 2009
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Wagener, T. (author), Sivapalan, M. (author), Troch, P.A. (author), McGlynn, B.L. (author), Harman, C.J. (author), Gupta, H.V. (author), Kumar, P. (author), Rao, P.S.C. (author), Basu, N.B. (author), Wilson, J.S. (author)
Human activities exert global-scale impacts on our environment with significant implications for freshwater-driven services and hazards for humans and nature. Our approach to the science of hydrology needs to significantly change so that we can understand and predict these implications. Such an adjustment is a necessary prerequisite for the...
journal article 2010
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Bakker, C.A. (author), Peck, D.P. (author), Soboll, P. (author), Tempelman, E. (author)
As the world moves into an era of significant changes predicated by the challenge of sustainability, the future holds many questions, with serious consequences depending on the answers. Given the implications of these changes, the world’s design community needs to be constantly challenged to respond. To support conversations on what life will be...
conference paper 2010
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Itard, L.C.M. (author), Guerra Santin, O. (author)
Since a few years the attention for building regulatory systems and enforcement procedures is growing. Various developments in society, politics and the construction industry have influenced changes in the systems of building control in the last 20 years. The influence of climate change and the related demands on buildings will have a very...
conference paper 2010
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Visscher, H.J. (author), Meijer, F.M. (author), Itard, L.C.M. (author)
Since a few years the attention for building regulatory systems and enforcement procedures is growing. Various developments in society, politics and the construction industry have influenced changes in the systems of building control in the last 20 years. The influence of climate change and the related demands on buildings will have a very...
conference paper 2010
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Van de Poel, I. (author), Fahlquist, J.N. (author), Doorn, N. (author), Zwart, S. (author), Royakkers, L. (author)
In some situations in which undesirable collective effects occur, it is very hard, if not impossible, to hold any individual reasonably responsible. Such a situation may be referred to as the problem of many hands. In this paper we investigate how the problem of many hands can best be understood and why, and when, it exactly constitutes a...
journal article 2011
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Jongejan, R.B. (author), Ranasinghe, R.W.M.R.J.B. (author), Vrijling, J.K. (author)
Economic and population growth have led to an unprecedented increase in the value at risk in coastal zones over the last century. To avoid excessive future losses, particularly in the light of projected climate change impacts, coastal zone managers have various instruments at their disposal. These primarily concern land-use planning ...
conference paper 2011
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Costa Branco De Oliveira Pedro, J.A. (author), dos Santos, C.P. (author)
This paper presents an analysis of the main initiatives implemented in Portugal aimed at improving the environmental performance of buildings. The study is focused on the building regulatory system. However, to describe its framework a wider context is analysed for the following reasons: a) strategies and plans on environment and energy...
conference paper 2011
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