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Van der Lugt, P. (author), Vogtländer, J.G. (author), Alexander, J. (author), Bongers, F. (author), Stebbins, H. (author)
In a carbon footprint assessment, the greenhouse gas emissions during the life cycle of a material can be measured, and compared to alternative products in terms of kg CO2 equivalent. If applied correctly, wood acetylation opens up a range of new innovative applications in which high performance yet carbon intensive non-renewable materials such...
conference paper 2014
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Van Herk, S. (author)
The frequency and consequences of extreme flood events have increased rapidly worldwide in recent decades and climate change and economic growth are likely to exacerbate this trend. Flood protection measures alone cannot accommodate the future frequencies and impacts of flooding. Integrated flood risk management (IFRM) considers a portfolio of...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Fyke, J.G. (author), Vizcaino, M. (author), Lipscomb, W. (author), Price, S. (author)
The integrated surface mass balance (SMB) of the Greenland ice sheet (GrIS) has large interannual variability. Long-term future changes to this variability will affect GrIS dynamics, freshwater fluxes, regional oceanography, and detection of changes in ice volume trends. Here we analyze a simulated 1850–2100 GrIS SMB time series from the...
journal article 2014
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Attema, J.J. (author), Loriaux, J.M. (author), Lenderink, G. (author)
Observations of extreme (sub) hourly precipitation at midlatitudes show a large dependency on the dew point temperature often close to 14% per degree—2 times the dependency of the specific humidity on dew point temperature which is given by the Clausius–Clapeyron (CC) relation. By simulating a selection of 11 cases over the Netherlands...
journal article 2014
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Wols, B.A. (author), Van Daal, K. (author), Van Thienen, P. (author)
Climate change may result in lowering of ground water levels and consolidation of the soil. The resulting (differential) settlements, associated with soil property transitions, may damage underground pipe infrastructure, such as drinking water distribution sys- tems. The work presented here offers an approach for the prediction of pipe failure...
journal article 2014
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Taleghani, M. (author), Tenpierik, M. (author), Dobbelsteen, A. (author)
In the light of energy reduction, transitional spaces are recognised as ways to receive natural light and fresh air. This paper analyses the effects of courtyard and atrium as two types of transitional spaces on heating demand and thermal comfort of a Dutch low-rise dwelling, at current and future climate in 2050. The inclusion of a courtyard...
conference paper 2013
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Clarkson, J.D. (author), Braun, K. (author), Desoto-Duncan, A. (author), Forsyth, G. (author), De Gijt, J.G. (author), Huber, N.P. (author), Miller, D. (author), Rigo, P. (author), Sullivan, D. (author)
A significant issue associated Flood Defence Systems (FDS) is the difficulty of predicting how these structures will behave when inevitably they have been loaded beyond their designed capacity by a flood. The flood can cause these structures to fail catastrophically with loss of life and substantial damage to property. For a limited incremental...
conference paper 2013
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Luscuere, L.M. (author)
Large scale sociotechnical systems such as electricity systems will have to deal with the effects of climate change. Constant effort keeps this system operational as much as possible. Traditional metrics can tell us something about the system such as the amount of power that is generated or consumed, or the amount of consumers whose needs are...
master thesis 2013
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Le, T. (author)
For three hundred years, Mekong delta has become a water society where inhabitants in this region developed adaptive strategies, often called “shaking hand with floods”. Historically, people first settled on the lightly higher terraces and later on the levees along the river. With the digging of canals, people started to settle along the canal...
master thesis 2013
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Wang, L. (author), Van Gelder, P.H.A.J.M. (author), Vrijling, J.K. (author), Ranasinghe, R.W.M.R.J.B. (author), Maskey, S. (author)
To guarantee a safe flood defence in a changing environment, the adaptation to climate change needs to be considered in the design of river dikes. However, the large uncertainty in the projections of future climate leads to varied estimations of future flood probability. How to cope with the uncertainties in future flood probability under...
conference paper 2013
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Roders, M.J. (author), Straub, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
Over the past years, research has clearly enunciated the necessity of adaptation to climate change in the built environment. Policy is being developed on national and municipal levels to have adaptations implemented. However, for the actual application of the measures, property owners are the actors that have to commission the construction...
conference paper 2013
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Winkelhorst, J. (author)
Due to climate change, it is expected that the design river discharge of the Rhine will increase from 16000 m3/s in 2015 to 18000 m3/s in 2100. In order to make the Dutch water system climate proof, dikes must be reinforced and raised and/or the design water level must be lowered. In this study, a flood channel as a measure to decrease water...
master thesis 2013
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Flikweert, D.C. (author)
In the Southwest Delta are the main assignments flood defence, freshwater supply, ecology and fragmentation of the urban delta. This fragmentation occurred because urban regions developed on the edge of the estuarine landscape of Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt. The characterless in between landscapes are disturbing the relation between urban regions...
master thesis 2013
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Zagare, V.M.E. (author)
This paper presents the spatial implication of climate change-related variables and the role of the representation and analysis of the data as a tool for the development of planning policies in urbanized deltas. The presentation illustrates some partial and preliminary results of a broader investigation regarding socio-economic variables too, in...
journal article 2012
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Mulder, K.F. (author), Petrik, O. (author), Parandian, A. (author), Grondahl, F. (author)
Providing electricity from renewable sources is of key importance both to reduce depletion of fossil fuels and reduce emissions of greenhouse gasses. Many of the renewable energy technologies are not ideal for electricity networks. Reservoir hydropower is one of the most ideal renewable sources as it can store energy efficiently, and can be made...
journal article 2012
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McClain, M.E. (author)
Sustainable development in Africa is dependent on increasing use of the continent’s water resources without significantly degrading ecosystem services that are also fundamental to human wellbeing. This is particularly challenging in Africa because of high spatial and temporal variability in the availability of water resources and limited amounts...
journal article 2012
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Balica, S.F. (author), Wright, N.G. (author), Van der Meulen, F. (author)
Worldwide, there is a need to enhance our understanding of vulnerability and to develop methodologies and tools to assess vulnerability. One of the most important goals of assessing coastal flood vulnerability, in particular, is to create a readily understandable link between the theoretical concepts of flood vulnerability and the day-to-day...
journal article 2012
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Huang, F. (author), Xia, Z. (author), Li, F. (author), Guo, L. (author), Yang, F. (author)
Hydrological changes of the Irtysh River were analyzed concerning the changes of annual runoff and its distribution features within a year measured by coefficient of variation and concentration degree. Abrupt changes were detected by the heuristic segmentation method. Possible causes of the hydrological changes were investigated considering...
journal article 2012
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Konings, V. (author)
Since 2008, for the first time in history, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities. This development can be seen in the Mekong delta in Southern Vietnam, one of the world’s most threatened delta areas related to climate change. This area is experiencing a quick process of urbanisation and economic growth. Meanwhile, large areas...
master thesis 2012
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Murshid, S.M. (author)
Bangladesh, located on the northern littoral of the Bay of Bengal, is one of the most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change and sea level rise. Agriculture is the prime economic activity in the densely populated coastal areas of the country. During the dry season of the year (November to April), when rainfall is low, the...
master thesis 2012
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