Deltares is a leading, independent, Dutch-based research institute and specialist consultancy for matters relating to water, soil and the subsurface. Deltares applies advanced expertise to help people live safely and sustainably in delta areas, coastal zones and river basins. The essence of our work is the development, application and sharing of knowledge. We develop knowledge in partnerships with universities, other research institutions and the business sector, not only in government research programmes but also in contract research.
HR Wallingford is an independent research and technology organisation based near Oxford in the UK. Our objectives include promoting, carrying out and disseminating research in hydraulics and related fields, for the study of the natural and built environment. At HR Wallingford we inform and support scientifically sound decision-making through our use of up-to-date knowledge, information and techniques. Our research supports a diverse range of consultancy projects and clients, with more than 50% of our turnover coming from projects outside of the UK.
Samui Design & Management was established in 2000 to meet the growing needs of organisations developing and implementing their business through a combination of printed, web and new media. Samui has worked for over 100 different Clients covering both private and government sectors, in the UK and internationally.
Flood Control 2015 is a Dutch public-private partnership for crisis management during flood alerts. Nine experts in water specialists and, among other fields, ICT, are developing innovative, integrated and modular solutions that can be used worldwide with existing processes and systems. Flood protection is primarily about strong dikes. Even so, the most promising way forward is a smarter approach to the entire system: the dike, the people and the locality. Flood Control 2015 integrates these three factors in advanced forecasting and decision-making systems, making flood protection more transparent, faster and better. This enhances safety levels and reduces the costs of managing water systems at the same time.
UrbanFlood is a European funded project under the EU 7th framework Programme investigating the use of sensors within flood embankments to support an online early warning system for real time emergency management. Application of the concepts to support routine asset management, which includes the regular inspection of dikes, is also considered.
To find out more about UrbandFlood, visit www.urbanflood.eu.
The IJkdijk is an international test setup for new inspection and monitoring technologies for water barriers. The purpose of the IJkdijk is to look into whether these inspection and monitoring technologies can be used to improve the inspection of levees in order to gain a clearer understanding of their behaviour. The ultimate aim is to establish the current strength of levees so that the authorities in the Netherlands can intervene sooner and more reliably should that prove necessary. The levee of the future is being designed and tested by the IJkdijk.
To find out more about Ijkdijk, visit www.ijkdijk.eu
The goal of the Dutch Room for the River Programme is to give the river more room to be able to manage higher water levels. At more than 30 locations, measures will be taken that give the river space to flood safely. Moreover, the measures will be designed in such a way that they improve the quality of the immediate surroundings. The Room for the River programme will be completed by 2015.
To find out more about Room for the River, visit: www.roomfortheriver.nl
Grundfos is a global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology. We contribute to global sustainability by pioneering technologies that improve quality of life for people and care for the planet.
To find out more about Grundfos, visit www.grundfos.com.
BFDS, Benelux Flood Defence Systems is the first company in the Benelux to respond to the flooding problems causesd by climate change. With a full range of intelligent flooding barriers, BFDS provides tailored solutions to flooding that are perfectly adapted to customers' needs.
To find out more about BFDS, visit www.bfds.be
Aquaburg in Münster Germany is a provider of integrated mobile flood protection systems. The company provides systems with surge heights of 60 cm - 150 cm, which can be built quickly, onsite and without heavy logistics.
To find out more about Aquaburg, visit www.aquaburg.com
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the UN system's authoritative voice on the state and behaviour of the Earth's atmosphere, its interaction with the oceans, the climate it produces and the resulting distribution of water resources.
As weather, climate and the water cycle know no national boundaries, international cooperation at a global scale is essential for the development of meteorology and operational hydrology as well as to reap the benefits from their application. WMO provides the framework for such international cooperation.
To find out more about WMO, visit www.wmo.int
Knowledge for Climate is a research programme for the development of knowledge and services that makes it possible to climate proof the Netherlands. Governmental organisations (central government, provinces, municipalities and water boards) and businesses, actively participate in research programming through the input of additional resources (matching).
Knowledge is developed within the research programme that is necessary to be able to assess investments to be made in spatial planning and infrastructure over the coming twenty years in terms of their resistance to climate change, and for making changes where necessary. It is about climate proofing the Netherlands.
The research programme focuses on eight areas, called hotspots. Investments will also be made in improving climate prediction and climate effect models, with a National Climate Facility established for the purpose. An important part of the programme is Knowledge Transfer and International Cooperation.
To find out more about KvK, visit knowledgeforclimate.climateresearchnetherlands.nl
The aim or ultimate objective of IMPRINTS is to contribute to the reduction of loss of life and economic damage through the improvement of the preparedness and the operational risk management of flash flood and debris flow (from now on FF & DF) generating events, as well as contributing to sustainable development through reducing damages to the environment. To achieve this ultimate objective, the project is oriented to produce methods and tools to be used by practitioners of the emergency agencies and utility companies responsible for the management of FF & DF risks and associated effects. Impacts of future changes, including climatic, land use and socioeconomic changes will be also analysed, in order to provide guidelines for mitigation and adaptation measures.
To find out more about IMPRINTS, visit www.imprints-fp7.eu
FloodProBE is a European research project with the objective of providing cost-effective solutions for flood risk reduction in urban areas. FloodProBE aims to develop technologies, methods and tools for flood risk assessment and for the practical adaptation of new and existing buildings, infrastructure and flood defences leading to a better understanding of vulnerability, flood resilience and defence performance. This research supports implementation of the Floods Directive through the development of more effective flood risk management strategies. The work is being undertaken in close partnership with industry, and is utilising pilot sites across Europe, to help provide practical industry guidance and cost effective construction solutions.
To find out more about FloodProBE, visit www.floodprobe.eu
Fugro provides the people, equipment, knowledge and technology needed to support the exploration, production and transportation of the world's natural resources. Fugro also provides its clients with the technical data and information needed to to design, build and maintain buildings and infrastructure in a safe, reliable and efficient way.
To find out more about Fugro GeoServices B.V, visit www.fugro.nl
We offer Off-The-Shelf software solutions for the management of water, air and energy. KISTERS offers high-capacity scalable systems, which can easily be tailored to large or small customers and local demands. KISTERS software is in operation in 6 of the 7 continents of the world: North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. Our customer base is made up of private companies from small firms up to well-known multinationals, as well as federal, state and local public administrative authorities.
To find out more about KISTERS AG, visit www.kisters.de
JigsawM2M design and develop innovative machine to machine (M2M) solutions. The Jigsaw FloodGuard System is a real time, web based flood warning system which uses simple, low cost, GPRS based, battery powered sensors to warn of the onset of flood event, displaying the floods progress on a web site, triggering wide area alarms, and launching texts as pre-defined flood levels are breached. Individual flood sensors are typically installed by site owners, communities, or local councils for their own protection, but being web based, can easily form the basis of a wide area state or national network.
To find out more about Jigsaw M2M, visit www.jigsawm2m.com
CRC Press / Balkema, a premier global publisher of scientific and technical content in Engineering, Earth Sciences and Water Sciences, provides essential material for academics, professionals, and students. CRC Press products include world-class references, handbooks, and textbooks as well as the award-winning CRCnetBASE eBook collections. CRC Press is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.
Improving the climate for the benefit of people, the environment, and the economy; that is the challenge confronted by the collective initiators; Port of Rotterdam, the City of Rotterdam, eployers’ organization Deltalinqs, and DCMR Environmental Protection Agency Rijnmond. The Rotterdam Climate Initiative creates a movement in which government, organizations, companies, knowledge institutes, and citizens collaborate to achieve a fifty per cent reduction of CO2 emissions, adapt to climate change, and promote the economy in the Rotterdam region.
To find out more about the the Rotterdam Climate Initiative, visit: www.rotterdamclimateinitiative.nl