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Niazi, Muhammad Hassan Khan (author)
The increasing frequency and intensity of extreme events due to global warming and climate change is increasing flood risk. To act, rather than react, nature-based solutions (NBS) involving vegetation and wetlands are being explored on top of conventional solutions like dikes. WHY? There was a dire need for global study quantifying the potential...
master thesis 2019
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Scott, Fred (author)
Many tropical, coral reef-lined coasts, are low-lying with elevations less than five meters above mean sea level. Climate-change-driven sea level rise, coral reef decay and changes in (storm) wave climate will lead to greater chance and impacts of wave-driven flooding, posing a heavy threat to these coastal communities. Early warning systems ...
master thesis 2019
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Mori, Sofia (author)
The practice of almost any sport requires friendly and comfortable environmental conditions, cool temperatures and medium humidity levels, as well as satisfactory lighting and ventilation performance (Torsing et al., 2016). The complex challenge of designing sport infrastructure is likely to become even bigger in the expected future warmer...
master thesis 2019
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Miteva, Iliyana (author)
Presently, the urban and natural systems in the world are trying to balance between coping with the extreme climate conditions and the expanding development. The urgency of accommodating these changes calls for flexible and adaptive response, which can sustain the risks and enhance the performance of the systems. This graduation thesis studies...
master thesis 2019
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Wang, Yilin (author)
Facing a lot of challenges brought by climate change, this thesis aims to explore long-term landscape-based solutions for the vulnerable low-lying area in Miami-Dade County to increase the adaptation towards Climate Change through the integration of flood impact mitigation and environment enhancement on spatial-social-ecological aspects. Public...
master thesis 2019
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Sarkisian, David (author)
It is said that Dutch winters are becoming milder and that we experience less severe winters nowadays. In this thesis it is attempted to test meteorological data on whether there is a significant trend. This is done by using the Mann-Kendall test and Sen’s slope estimator. In the last chapter the cultural impact of the changing winters on the...
bachelor thesis 2019
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Onencan, A.M. (author)
Complex and uncertain societal problems cannot be addressed by technical solutions that rely solely on predictions. Institutions that entirely rely on predictions, repeat the same actions (routine), with little reflection on the impact of these technological solutions upon the socio-technical system. Though routine is beneficial for stability...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Eijlander, Sabine (author), Mulder, K.F. (author)
Global society is confronted with various challenges: climate change should be mitigated, and society should adapt to the impacts of climate change, resources will become scarcer and hence resources should be used more efficiently and recovered after use, the growing world population and its growing wealth create unprecedented emissions of...
journal article 2019
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Fatoric, S. (author)
Climate adaptation is a process for minimizing the risks of damage or loss to coastal archaeological sites. Yet, adaptation requires identifying and prioritizing among the diverse aspects of a site’s significance, as not all sites can be simultaneously adapted due to financial and human capital constraints. Developing a measurement framework...
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Gonçalo Melo, Leonardo (author)
In this thesis two different approaches for the construction of environmental extensions compatible with the MRIO database EUREGIO are compared alongside with the latest liter- ature on consumption-based accounts. To date, few studies have focused on the provision of sub-national accounts at the NUTS2 level of detail and never production-based...
master thesis 2019
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Veenman, Tjerk (author)
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student report 2019
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Izeboud, Maaike (author)
An accurate prediction of global sea-level rise requires that the cause of recent and intensifying glacier acceleration along the Antarctic ice sheet (AIS) coastal margins is understood. Ice shelf thinning and abrupt ice shelf collapse have been linked to surface melt that is prevalent across coastal Antarctica. Primarily, surface melt is...
master thesis 2019
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Raso, L. (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author), Timmermans, Johannes S. (author)
Climate change raises serious concerns for policymakers that want to ensure the success of long-term policies. To guarantee satisfactory decisions in the face of deep uncertainties, adaptive policy pathways might be used. Adaptive policy pathways are designed to take actions according to how the future will actually unfold. In adaptive...
journal article 2019
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Raso, L. (author), Kwakkel, J.H. (author), Timmermans, Johannes S. (author), Panthou, Geremy (author)
Adaptive policies have emerged as a valuable strategy for dealing with uncertainties by recognising the capacity of systems to adapt over time to new circumstances and surprises. The efficacy of adaptive policies hinges on detecting on-going change and ensuring that actions are indeed taken if and when necessary. This is operationalised by...
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Fernández-Dacosta, Cora (author), Shen, Li (author), Schakel, Wouter (author), Ramirez Ramirez, C.A. (author), Kramer, Gert Jan (author)
-based fuels”) have been proposed to combat climate change. However, the...
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Rasing, Sjoerd (author)
“It was generally believed that losing one’s life to a hurricane is… something that happens in far-away places,” the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh wrote in his 2017 book ‘The Great Derangement’ (p. 26). The current climate and environmental crises are in the very first place crises of culture, crises of imagination. [...] An idea in close...
master thesis 2019
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Wolf, Malte (author)
Humanity is facing large scale environmental challenges emerging from the anthropogenic climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are widely considered to be the main driver of the changing climate. With the built environment currently being accountable for about 40% for our total GHG emissions there is a great urgency to act and change our...
master thesis 2019
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Aranguren Rojas, Ignacio (author)
This thesis adopt existing methodologies for flood-risk assessment in other civil infrastructure (such as dams or urban flooding) and apply them in road type infrastructure in order to quantitatively assess flood vulnerability and risk in project locations where historical closure data is not available and the complex global network-approach...
master thesis 2019
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Hiemstra, Koen (author)
The summer and autumn of 2018 showed the negative effects of both low-flow conditions and bed degradation over the last century on the river functions of the Dutch Rhine. These resulted in record-breaking water levels, extreme low navigation depth and subsequently nautical problems. As climate change will increase the inter-annual variability of...
master thesis 2019
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Box, Jason Eric (author), Colgan, William T (author), Røjle Christensen, Torben (author), Schmidt, Niels Martin (author), Lund, Magnus (author), Parmentier, Frans-Jan W (author), Brown, Ross (author), Bhatt, Uma S (author), Wouters, B. (author), More Authors (author)
Key observational indicators of climate change in the Arctic, most spanning a 47 year period (1971–2017) demonstrate fundamental changes among nine key elements of the Arctic system. We find that, coherent with increasing air temperature, there is an intensification of the hydrological cycle, evident from increases in humidity, precipitation,...
journal article 2019
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