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Macquart, Timothée (author)
The Netherlands was faced with drought disruption within their Inland Waterways (IWT) in the past few years. The drought of 2018 was so severe that the disruption caused economic losses. As the topic of drought disruption is new, little strategies have been developed to reduce the economic loss due drought disruption. One concept has gained...
master thesis 2020
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Machairas, Ilias (author)
Due to climate change, extreme phenomena like droughts are going to be intensified. Even though droughts in agriculture have been studied, regarding urban environment their consequences are rather unexplored. Cities are susceptible to droughts and the estimation of their vulnerability is the first step for their protection. The objective of this...
master thesis 2020
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Verschuren, Dionne (author)
This research focuses on the impact of extreme low river discharges, meaning discharges below 1200 m2/s at Lobith. In 2018 extreme low river discharges in the river Rhine led to congestions in the main Dutch part, called the river Waal. The river Waal is an important river for inland navigation, but during low discharges the...
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Molenaar, Floor (author)
With changing climatic conditions, droughts are expected to increase in duration and intensity. Under drying conditions, desiccation cracks can form in clay soil, which is often used as dyke cover and in some cases also for the core of the dyke. These desiccation cracks have a potential impact on the stability of dykes. The main objective of...
master thesis 2020
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van Terwisga, Stijn (author)
In this report the hydrological response to multiyear droughts has been researched. Long-term droughts have resulted in an increase in tree die-off in affected areas. As the hydrological response is related to the vegetation in a catchment, it is of interest to find out whether catchment response regarding rainfall-runoff is different after a...
master thesis 2020
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Wijntje Santamaría, R.A. (author)
This graduation project proposes a new critical approach towards the design of drought adaptive interurban forest structures. The increasing drought during the summer is currently neglected in the design (and management) of green structures in the Netherlands. Several studies underpin the importance of taking drought stress in consideration for...
master thesis 2020
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van Poelgeest, Remco (author)
The summer of 2018 was one of the hottest and driest summers since the start of measurements by the Dutch weather service in 1900. This lead to forest fires, problems for farmers and extreme low water levels. The Rhine at Lobith recorded an all-time low water level and also the Ijssel an Meuse rivers recorded extreme low water levels. This...
master thesis 2020
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Veras Morais, M. (author)
Since the earliest records, the Brazilian semiarid, in the northeast of the country, has suffered from water scarcity and recurrent droughts. To mitigate the effects of high variability and low availability of water in the region, governments have been investing, since the 1960s, in the construction of dams to stop the loss of water to the ocean...
master thesis 2020
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Xie, Xinbai (author)
Current climate change characterized by increasing temperature has led to an increase in the intensity and frequency of extreme droughts that have more prolonged and profound ecohydrological and social impacts. By paying attention to the hydrological change before and after extreme drought and the patterns of drought recovery of ecohydrological...
master thesis 2020
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Weijers, Rutger (author)
In 2018 The Netherlands experienced the most severe drought since 1976. In response to this, the Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management established the 'Beleidstafel Droogte'. An external scientific committee took part in the Beleidstafel Droogte. One of their key recommendations was to introduce other drought indicators since the...
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Luger, Christianne (author)
The Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA) framework incorporates the uncertainties of climate change that impact project planning, socioeconomic justification, and engineering design into a step-wise and collaborative planning process to guide a technical analyst to low-regret risk- and cost-effective solutions; Research has been...
master thesis 2020
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Kool, Juliette (author), Muntjewerff, Stijn (author), Goedhart, Roos (author), Crispijn, Floor (author), Bischoff Tulleken, Ben (author), Durry, Sebastian (author)
Cape Town is a city with over four million people and a growing population. Due to three consecutive dry summers as a result of climate change, a growing population and an increased per capita water demand, the city’s main water supply was nearly depleted. Cape Town depends for 98% on surface water stored in dammed reservoirs, which is...
student report 2020
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Rooze, Daan (author)
The purpose of this thesis is to conduct research on increasing flood resilience and, albeit to a lesser extent, drought resilience of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America. Focusing on the Orleans Lakeside sub-basin, this project builds on previous work through a joint design-engineering approach. This project seeks to address two...
master thesis 2020
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Mulder, Esmée (author)
The livelihood of the Maasai pastoral communities in Longido District of Northern Tanzania are impacted by droughts regularly, with expectations of increasing variability in rainfall patterns the coming years due to climate change. The goal of this research is to explore if weather forecast and remote sensing data can be tailored to existing...
master thesis 2019
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Kievits, Servaas (author)
Inland waterway transport (IWT) is one of the three main modalities for inland transport of dry, liquid and containerized cargo. As IWT performs well on cost-competitiveness, environmental friendliness, and congestion-related issues, authorities strive to shift freight transport from road to water. Inland waterway connections, however, are...
master thesis 2019
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Petchiappan, Ashwini (author)
The Amazon rainforest is among the most vital ecosystems on earth, holding about a quarter of the global terrestrial carbon sink. Since 2005, three 100-year return period droughts have occurred, the likes of which have the potential to turn the forest from a carbon sink to a source – meaning disastrous consequences for the planet. Monitoring of...
master thesis 2019
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van Dijk, Ruben (author), Streefkerk, Ileen (author), Schuurman, Ludo (author), van 't Klooster, Floris (author), Mc Gregor, Julia (author)
This study investigates the many dynamics of the Manyame Catchment and comes up with recommendations on how to adapt or become more resilient to the risks at hand. The bad politics and forthcoming economic situation of Zimbabwe has led to instability and dramatic inflation over the last decade. This has resulted in a terrible investment climate,...
student report 2019
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Panis, Marijke (author)
In 2008 the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) started with Forecast-based Financing pilots to improve existing Early-Warning Early Action systems. Forecast-based financing is a new methodology to prepare, deliver and respond in a more effective and efficient manner, based on hazard forecasts. Actions are triggered when a forecast exceeds a danger...
master thesis 2019
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Sanjaya, Stephen (author)
Drought is a recurrent extreme climate event that strongly affects every spectre of the natural environment and human lives (Madadgar andMoradkhani, 2014). There were numerous drought episodes recorded in MidwesternUSA, particularly in California. It has affected many aspects, including water shortages, groundwater overdraft, critically low...
master thesis 2018
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Hemshorn de Sanchez, Anna Luisa (author)
Droughts are a serious threat to the planet. Especially in agriculture, the consequences are devastating leading to reduced yields or crop failure with further implications for economics, politics and society. Being able to monitor and predict agricultural droughts is an important step to reduce agricultural vulnerability and secure livelihoods....
master thesis 2018
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