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Calero Gonzalez, Alex (author)
Sherpa Space Inc., a South Korean startup located in Daejeon, aimed to develop an innovative home appliance capable of growing high-quality medicinal and edible plants by combining aeroponic agriculture with their own patented lighting technology.<br/>To do so, they envisioned a whole service behind the device, which included supplying consumers...
master thesis 2018
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van Zelst, Vincent (author)
Global flood exposure simulations show that about 600 million people, of which 320 million in urban areas, are at risk to the impacts of global sea-level rise and changing storm intensity and frequency. Increasing availability of data and computational efficiency enables to assess flood hazard on a global scale. Implementation of salt marshes...
master thesis 2018
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Peeters, Lotte (author)
In this thesis, a coupled hydrodynamic, morphodynamic and plant growth model is reviewed. The goal of this model is to simulate plant colonization and channel formation on an initially flat or ascending substrate in a tidal landscape. To be able to simulate these biophysical processes on a small enough scale (while still using the same spatial...
master thesis 2018
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Tierolff, Espen (author)
Currently, 54% of the general population lives in urban areas. This number is estimated to increase to 66% by 2050. Urbanization is generally linked to several phenomena that are detrimental to the overall quality of life; the urban heat island effect, and the decrease of air quality due to pollutants. The addition of vegetation to urban areas...
master thesis 2018
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Stam, Martine (author)
Flood defenses are important to keep large parts of the Netherlands dry. These primary flood defences<br/>are every twelve years assessed on safety during the Dutch national safety assessment. In 2017, the new<br/>safety standards (WBI2017) were introduced. These stricter standards caused that in total 251 km of the<br/>primary flood defences...
master thesis 2018
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van Tilburg, Inez (author)
Regional water systems are being controlled to prevent flood events by different measures, such as water storage, weir management and vegetation maintenance. Vegetation maintenance has a significant effect on flood risk, because the hydraulic roughness decreases after cutting of vegetation. Stream restoration is a project in regional water...
master thesis 2018
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van Duijn, Erik (author)
The Ayeyarwady River is the most important river in Myanmar, connecting the cities Mandalay and Yangon, making inland water transport economically attractive. The Ayeyarwady River has a dynamic character, caused by the significant discharge difference between the dry and rainy season, and the related suspended sediment transport. Point bar...
master thesis 2018
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Lokin, Lieke (author)
Vegetation on river banks and bars contribute to the stability of these morphological features; however, the exact processes that contribute to this stabilization are still subject to research. This study has looked into the flow phenomena at the streamwise interface between a vegetated and non-vegetated river bed. Flow velocities in vegetated...
master thesis 2017
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van Tol, Maurits (author)
Biofuels are inextricably bound up with policy. Various drivers can be identified for the production and consumption of biofuels, such as environmental considerations, energy security and economic development. Therefore, biofuels may be an appealing option to policy makers. Biofuels are in general more expensive to produce than their fossil...
master thesis 2017
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Go, Eunyoung (author)
Food waste is the fastest growing issue of our time. Countries in the EU discard an estimated 89 million tons of food every year. Worse, the food waste will increase to about 126 million tons in 2020 if we do not take action (European Union Committee, 2014). Moreover, most countries are burying food waste in the landfills. This manner of...
master thesis 2017
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Hábetler, Zsófia (author)
The main objective and secondary objective, which corresponds to the in-depth research are as follows:<br/><br/>(1) To develop guidelines for engineers to include salt marshes in hydraulic infrastructure projects, subject to the Building with Nature philosophy.<br/>(2) To investigate the effect of grazing at salt marshes on the coastal...
master thesis 2017
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Loozen, M.M. (author)
The Colorado River with a total length of 2330 km is located in the Southwest of North America, originating from the Rocky Mountains and flowing into the Gulf of California. In 1963 the Glen Canyon Dam was built to generate hydropower. The construction of the dam caused several significant changes in the river system. One of these changes is the...
master thesis 2017
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Vollenhoven, S.N. (author)
The Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) onboard the Ice, Cloud, and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat) has provided measurements of vegetation structure and together with upcoming follow-up missions such as ICESat-2, vegetation changes may be studied globally in the near future. In this research project, ICESat’s individual ability to...
master thesis 2017
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Suh Heo, H.Y. (author)
Various flood protection measures are studied across the globe, and nature-friendly and environmentally resilient methods are gaining more attention. As part of the building with nature initiative, the project BE SAFE (Bio-Engineering for SAFEty) studies the effects of a vegetated foreshore as a flood protection measure which is found to be very...
master thesis 2016
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Szilágyi, L.K. (author)
This paper is a Master thesis that investigates the potentials of spatial design in the battle against accelerated climate change. As such, it aims to solve related global issues (deterioration of resources, overconsumption, wasteful consumption) with tools that are in strong physical, functional or habitual connections with their natural and...
master thesis 2016
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Alphenaar, K.J. (author)
The current vegetation monitoring method of Rijkswaterstaat is a manual, time consuming and costly method and therefore only is performed once in six years. The vegetatielegger is a map, which shows the standard situation of the vegetation types that are allowed at any location in the river foreland area of the Netherlands. No rougher vegetation...
master thesis 2016
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Rovers, L.H.C.J. (author)
Green roofs, also known as vegetation roofs, are becoming very popular for residents of houses or apartments and for good reasons. Vegetation on rooftops have many benefits on global and local level. Expectations show that the climate change will lead to heavier storms and causes the sewers in Rotterdam to overflow. Hence, the municipality of...
master thesis 2015
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Rovers, L.H.C.J. (author)
Green roofs, also known as vegetation roofs, are becoming very popular for residents of houses or apartments and for good reasons. Vegetation on rooftops have many benefits on global and local level. Expectations show that the climate change will lead to heavier storms and causes the sewers in Rotterdam to overflow. Hence, the municipality of...
master thesis 2015
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Döbken, J.W. (author)
Aquatic vegetation, found in coastal waters and inter tidal areas, has important features for hydraulic engineering solutions, including sedimentation and stabilization of the bed. The increasing demand to predict wave hydrodynamics with aquatic vegetation asks for insight in the mechanisms and improved model methods. Striving to a more...
master thesis 2015
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Onrust, B. (author)
This research proposes an algorithm for the generation of realistic plant distribution for both existing and future areas using spatial data. The main motivation for this research is to be able to generate realistic plant positions for the 3D visualization of existing and future natural environments. Current techniques for determining plant...
master thesis 2015
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