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Vleugel, J.M. (author), Bal, Frans (author)
Climate change mitigation calls for a massive reduction in CO2-emissions from human sources. A primary human source is combustion of fossil fuels. Transport by road is one of the major and growing users of fossil fuels worldwide. Private cars with internal combustion engines dominate our roads. This paper discusses the feasibility of aligning...
conference paper 2018
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Vermeersen, L.L.A. (author), Baart, F. (author), Cohen, Kim M. (author), Frederikse, T. (author), Kiden, Patrick (author), Kleinherenbrink, M. (author), Riva, R.E.M. (author), Slobbe, D.C. (author), van der Wegen, M. (author), More Authors (author)
Rising sea levels due to climate change can have severe consequences for coastal populations and ecosystems all around the world. Understanding and projecting sea-level rise is especially important for low-lying countries such as the Netherlands. It is of specific interest for vulnerable ecological and morphodynamic regions, such as the...
journal article 2018
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Suárez, Rafael (author), Escandon, R. (author), López-Pérez, Ramón (author), León-Rodríguez, Ángel Luis (author), Klein, T. (author), Silvester, S. (author)
According to the IPCC Climate Change projections by 2050 temperatures in southern Spain will have increased noticeably during the summer. Housing-in its current form-will not be able to provide a suitable response to this new climate scenario, and will in turn prompt an increase in cooling energy consumption and a series of problems relating...
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Lendering, K.T. (author), Sebastian, Antonia (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author), Kok, M. (author)
The application of risk-based approaches for the design of flood infrastructure has become increasingly common in flood management. This approach, based on risk reduction and reliability, is used to assess the performance of conventional interventions (e.g., flood defences and dams) and to support decisions regarding their implementation....
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Onencan, A.M. (author), van de Walle, B.A. (author)
The Paris Agreement was a monumental stride towards global climate change governance. It unlocked the climate change gridlock, introducing country-subjective commitments and a five-year review mechanism. To support the implementation of the Paris Agreement, we designed the Nzoia WeShareIt climate change game. Game sessions were conducted in...
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Sayol Espana, J.M. (author), Marcos, M. (author)
This study presents a novel methodology to estimate the impact of local sea level rise and extreme surges and waves in coastal areas under climate change scenarios. The methodology is applied to the Ebro Delta, a valuable and vulnerable low-lying wetland located in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Projections of local sea level accounting...
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Kahsay, Tewodros Negash (author), Kuik, Onno (author), Brouwer, Roy (author), van der Zaag, P. (author)
A multi-country, multi-sector computable general equilibrium (CGE) model is used for the first time to evaluate the economic and water resource availability effects of trade liberalization (removal of import tariffs) and facilitation (reducing non-tariff barriers) under climate change in the Nile Basin. The analysis uses the GTAP 9 Database...
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Bouwer, LM (author), Jonkman, Sebastiaan N. (author)
Changes in society's vulnerability to natural hazards are important to understand, as they determine current and future risks, and the need to improve protection. Very large impacts including high numbers of fatalities occur due to single storm surge flood events. Here, we report on impacts of global coastal storm surge events since the year...
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Leal Filho, W. (author), Echevarria Icaza, L. (author), Neht, A. (author), Klavins, M. (author), Morgan, E.A. (author)
The urban heat island (UHI) is a phenomenon whereby temperature levels in urban areas are higher than in surrounding rural settings. Urban heat islands are a matter of increasing concern, since they can affect communities by exacerbating air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (due to the greater use of air conditioning) and the occurrence of...
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Bobbink, I. (author)
For the last five years, graduates within the master track of Landscape Architecture at TU Delft’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment have been working on the theme of “Flowscapes”. In the graduation guide the theme is explained as follows: “Flowscapes, explores infrastructure as a type of landscape and landscape as a type of...
conference paper 2018
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Van Oldenborgh, Geert Jan (author), Van Der Wiel, Karin (author), Sebastian, Antonia (author), Singh, Roop (author), Arrighi, Julie (author), Otto, Friederike (author), Haustein, Karsten (author), Li, Sihan (author), Vecchi, Gabriel (author), Cullen, Heidi (author)
During August 25-30, 2017, Hurricane Harvey stalled over Texas and caused extreme precipitation, particularly over Houston and the surrounding area on August 26-28. This resulted in extensive flooding with over 80 fatalities and large economic costs. It was an extremely rare event: the return period of the highest observed three-day...
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Gaitan Sabogal, S. (author)
Cities are vulnerable to local floods due to heavy rainfall. Urban flooding causes damage to buildings and contents, and also disturbs daily city activities as it entails drainage, transportation, and electricity interruptions. Urban flooding is expected to increase as climate change drives heavier rainfall events. Population and assets...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Wen, Y. (author)
Organic pollution of rivers by wastewater discharge from human activities negatively impacts people and ecosystems. Without treatment, pollution control relies on a combination of natural degradation and dilution by natural runoff to reduce downstream effects. To implement integrated water management for organic river quality at global scale, a...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Pearson, S.G. (author), Storlazzi, C.D. (author), van Dongeren, A. R. (author), Tissier, M.F.S. (author), Reniers, A.J.H.M. (author)
Many low-elevation, coral reef-lined, tropical coasts are vulnerable to the effects of climate change, sea level rise, and wave-induced flooding. The considerable morphological diversity of these coasts and the variability of the hydrodynamic forcing that they are exposed to make predicting wave-induced flooding a challenge. A process-based...
journal article 2017
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Stead, D. (author)
Different policy approaches and responses to common environmental challenges, such as climate change, exist between countries, and sometimes even within countries. This situation arises because public policy-makers are not only driven by concerns of theoretical purity but are also influenced by a range of social, political, economic, cultural...
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Fernandez Dacosta, C. (author), Van Der Spek, Mijndert (author), Hung, Christine Roxanne (author), Oregionni, Gabriel David (author), Skagestad, Ragnhild (author), Parihar, Prashant (author), Gokak, D. T. (author), Strømman, Anders Hammer (author), Ramirez Ramirez, C.A. (author)
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Berghuijs, W.R. (author), Larsen, Joshua R. (author), van Emmerik, T.H.M. (author), Woods, Ross A. (author)
/P) explains ∼90% of the spatial differences in mean runoff across the globe. However, it is unclear if changes in aridity over time are also the most important cause for temporal changes in...
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Souza, Glaucia Mendes (author), Ballester, Maria Victoria R. (author), de Brito Cruz, Carlos Henrique (author), Chum, Helena (author), Dale, Bruce (author), Dale, Virginia H. (author), Fernandes, Erick C.M. (author), Foust, Tom (author), Karp, Angela (author), Lynd, Lee (author), Osseweijer, P. (author), van der Wielen, L.A.M. (author), More Authors (author)
Bioenergy has been under intense scrutiny over the last ten years with significant research efforts in many countries taking place to define and measure sustainable practices. We describe here the main challenges and policy issues and provide policy recommendations for scaling up sustainable bioenergy approaches globally. The 2016 Intended...
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Chappin, E.J.L. (author), Bijvoet, Xanna (author), Oei, A. (author)
In order to attain a truly sustainable society it is necessary for people to make ‘the sustainable choice’ in daily life, business and governance. Instrumental in increasing the awareness and understanding about sustainability issues and improving people's behaviour regarding sustainability issues is sustainability education. However,...
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Frederikse, T. (author), Simon, K.M. (author), Katsman, C.A. (author), Riva, R.E.M. (author)
Sea-level rise and decadal variability along the northwestern coast of the North Atlantic Ocean are studied in a self-consistent framework that takes into account the effects of solid-earth deformation and geoid changes due to large-scale mass redistribution processes. Observations of sea and land level changes from tide gauges and GPS are...
journal article 2017
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