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Eulderink, Juliette (author)
Hydrological modifications to the natural flow regime through the regulation of a river threaten the integrity of river ecosystems. In Myanmar, the exponentially growing hydropower sector poses a threat to the ecohydrology of some of the last large free-flowing rivers in the world. This study investigates to what extent the natural flow regime...
master thesis 2019
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van der Kooij, Jim (author)
The Dutch government set two environmental goals by 2050. One of them is being climate neutral and the other one is to have a circular economy. In order to meet both goals in the best environmental conditions, extensive environmental research is required. This thesis is one of these researches and its main focus is on the climate neutral goal by...
master thesis 2019
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van Ardenne, Maurits (author)
We have entered a new époque, transforming our societies from the mechanical to the digital. This unlocks a lot of new opportunities and abilities, but also results into big societal and behavioural changes, which need to be addressed in our built environment. Architecture seems to have disappeared on the background, while technological...
master thesis 2019
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Bhat, Madhukeshwar (author)
With the rising global pollution and rising concern over sustainable operations, manufacturing companies are under tremendous pressure from its stakeholders to adopt Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM). However, companies in addressing SSCM, largely focus on the economic aspects neglecting the other two crucial pillars of sustainability....
master thesis 2018
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van Dongen, Karel (author)
The objective of this research project is to verify whether 3D printing of concrete (3DPC) reduces the environmental impact by increasing the structural efficiency. During the literature study, numerous articles were identified that claimed an increase of structural efficiency by using 3DPC to reduce material use. Some of these articles suggest...
master thesis 2018
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Portunato, Luigi (author)
The subject of this research is the concept design of a compact and economically feasible platform for studying the behaviour of bowhead whales in the ice-infested water around the coast of North-East Greenland and particularly in the Fram Strait.

The study is focused on the capabilities of the vessel to operate in a dynamic ice...
master thesis 2018
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Schramkó, Sába (author)
Valparaiso is currently in a state of environmental abandonment that threatens the unique coexistence of rural and urban socio-spatial practices in the peri-urban areas of the city. Local practices of animal husbandry and family farming are dependent on the abundance of water in the streams and the ecosystem of sclerophyll forests. The...
master thesis 2018
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Böing, Donald (author)
In the last decennia, the world has seen a staggering increase in urbanization in coastal areas. Socio-economic pressure in coastal areas is increasing, while extreme weather events become more common. This thesis focuses on the development of coastal areas in order to combat the rising threats of flood risk and socio-economic pressure. Through...
master thesis 2018
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Lambert, Ingrid (author), Parodi, Matteo (author), Vieira Passos, Marlon (author), Caldera, Ganga (author), Almadhoun, Yasser (author)
Relative sea level rise and climate change represent long-term threats for the ecosystems and flood defence system in the Wadden Sea. Moreover, the flood-dominant tidal basins in the area lead to sedimentation in the navigational channels used by the ferry services that connect the mainland to the Dutch Wadden islands. This report provides flood...
student report 2018
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Şükür, Müjdat (author)
Current mobile sensory technology allows us to track eye movement and measure physiological activities in our body. There are several studies conducted in how our body reacts to certain environments by using skin conduction (Nold, 2009) or EEG sensors (Mavros, P., Austwick, M.Z. & Smith, A.H. (2016). Although these methods are fairly new in...
master thesis 2018
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Tan, Sheng Chien (author)
Over the last 50 years, the global airline industry has seen resilient growth in the demand for passenger travel; this trend is expected to continue in the coming decades. With kerosene being the predominant source used as jet fuel, this increase in air traffic is expected to result in the depletion of non-renewable fossil fuels and undesired...
master thesis 2018
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van Oers, Anna (author)
Citizens in 2050 will face a scala of mental health problems. Future unemployment caused by automation of jobs will evoke the lack of feeling a purpose or feeling useful for society. This will especially be the case for the lower-educated and less wealthy part of the population. Living in a city that will get denser and denser, the population...
master thesis 2018
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Steehouder, Peter (author)
From the environmental point of view, future mobility (positive) and the change in the hydrological system (negative) are taken as trends from which the urban program needs to develop. This research starts with the conception that the Strategy of te Two Networks (S2N) internalizes a method that could help face the given challenges occurring both...
master thesis 2018
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Brouwer, Wybren (author)
A practice theory approach for studying clothing consumption in the Netherlands consisting of a practice analysis, and two case studies of alternative forms of practice. Aim of the research was to assess the potential of these alternative forms of practice to change the organization of consumer behaviour and subsequently reduce environmental...
master thesis 2017
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Geelhoed, Anne (author)
The environmental awareness in business practices has grown to be a central issue in corporate social responsibility for many multinational companies. Unfortunately, it remains a way of brand management for many companies, rather than a drive for structural change in business practices.Business models should therefore be reshaped, to deliver...
master thesis 2017
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Henseler, Matthijs (author)
The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) form potentially a great communications framework for financial institutions to report on their indirect environmental sustainability performance. To date, however, no serious effort has been made to specifically assess a financial institution's indirect impact - its impact through the...
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Huurman, Marloes (author)
master thesis 2017
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Simanovsky, Yafim (author)
Urban populations in coastal contexts suffer increasingly from both environmental and spatial risks. Major flooding events, storms, fires, landslides and earthquakes coupled with the unorganized urban fabric located at the locations most at-risk to these hazards render millions of people extremely vulnerable. The externalities in terms of...
master thesis 2017
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Franken, Arnout (author)
This thesis consists of a research study concerning the application and environmental performance of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) for application in movable bridge design. The research is accompanied by a proposed redesign exploiting the advantageous properties of FRP and a life cycle assessment (LCA) of multiple FRP variants’ environmental...
master thesis 2017
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Verton, Marlinde (author)
A growth in the Dutch food retail is observed. People eat and drink significantly more. 50% of all food is bought in supermarkets and every day over 4 million people in the Netherlands buy their groceries in the supermarket (Rabobank, 2016) (CBL, 2016). However, the current supermarket cannot exist in the future. In its current state, it faces...
master thesis 2017
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