MEX 2019: Göteborg

MEX 2019 went to Göteborg and Malmö, in Sweden!

In november we organized a multiple day excursion to Göteborg and Malmö. We arrived on Thursday evening and watched an incredible ice hockey game at the Scandinavium. On Friday we were able to visit @swecosweden in Göteborg and take a look at all their flood management projects inside the city. Early in the morning on Saturday we went to @swecosweden in Malmö to have a presentation about the Falsterbo Peninsula, followed by a very interesting site visit on the peninsula. Sunday was our last day and we had time for the last sightseeing before going back home. It was an amazing trip and we want to give a special thanks to @swecosweden, @sweconederland and Professor Hans Hansson, of the University of Lund, for making it all possible.

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Business course Blankenburgverbinding Witteveen+Bos

Wil jij ervaren hoe het is om bij ons ingenieursbureau te werken?

Onze business course geeft jou dé unieke kans om:

– je in teamverband te storten op een multidisciplinair vraagstuk binnen dit complexe project bij Rotterdam
– samen na te denken over impact op de omgeving, landschappelijke inpassing, stakeholderparticipatie, af te spreken contracten, risicobeheersing en projectplanning
– oplossingen te bedenken op het gebied van bijvoorbeeld constructie, geotechniek, wegontwerp en waterveiligheid
– betrokken te zijn bij onderhandelingen tussen partijen en dus bij het maken van ingrijpende keuzes binnen het project
– te laten zien hoe jij anticipeert op wijzigingen tijdens het project, met als doel het vinden van duurzame en innovatieve alternatieven of het benutten van meekoppelkansen
– jullie integrale oplossing uiteindelijk aan een deskundige jury te pitchen.

Daarbovenop proef je ook nog eens de sfeer bij ons op kantoor en maak je kennis met onze collega’s tijdens de dag en het diner!Bedenk jij de beste oplossing? Investeer in je toekomst en schrijf je in!

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Department Event June 2019

On June 4 het Waterbouwdispuut organized a department event for the staff of hydraulic engineering. Around 50 people from the department of hydraulic engineering joined us, as we had some drinks and appetizers at Experiment, a cool new restaurant at Lijm & Culture. There was a lot of ‘gezelligheid’, good discussions and an occasional hydraulic joke coming out of the blue. Some people were even brave enough to take a quick jump into the Schie and enjoy a swim! After some time, we moved inside where the different researchers, teachers and staff from the department could test their hydraulic knowledge in a special pubquiz. Questions ranged from recognizing famous hydraulic structures and songs to estimating the length of the Dutch coastline (including the Waddeneilanden it is 523 km in case you were wondering…). At the end, the winning group received a geo-triangle from het Waterbouwdispuut which was well appreciated! All in all it was a successful event and after a few hours, everyone ventured home in an effort to escape the coming storm.

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Hydraulic Dinner May 2019

On may 16th, 18 students and 9 professionals were invited for first the Hydraulic Dinner of 2019. The Dinner was hosted by the lovely staff of La Tasca and ‘Het Waterbouwdispuut’. After some icebreaking starters and some small appetizers, the night started and people settled in their places.

From the start it became clear that this wasn’t a usual night. The menu was kept a secret and companies gave their presentations both educational and informal.

As the night continued the dishes come out of the kitchen onto our tables. As everybody got its plates it became clear that the chef wanted the guests to envy each other. On each table multiple different and delicious plates were served. And people were bending over backwards to get a look at each other’s plates. In the meantime, first Arcadis, then Fugro and finally Rijkswaterstaat all tried to accomplish that same look in the student’s eyes. ‘I want that’. They gave their view on how the future should look and how we as students could be part of it. With questions from the top hat we tried to put them on the spot. All of them successfully convinced us that they were a good place to work.
For those of you who missed it, no worries there will be a new edition next year.

Symposium 2019

This year, NethCold was celebrating their 50th anniversary. NethCold is the Dutch Commission On Large Dams. In July 2018, the first meeting for organising this festive day was planned and some rough ideas for making this a great day were set on paper. The 9th of May was this festive day, and we can look back at a beautiful day.

The day started with the opening by Cees Henk Oostinga, the President of NethCold. He gave an introduction of ICOLD, EUCold and the contributions of NethCold. Bas Jonkman, vice-president of NethCold told us about the challenges we are facing within the world of large dams. Marijn Meyer Ranneft gave a personal story about what triggers people to take part of this challenges. Our keynote speaker Jean-Jacques Fry, president of the EUCold who came here all the way from Lisbon, gave us a wider perspective about EUCold and ICOLD. The plenary sessions was closed with an inspiring story of Hans van Duivendijk. His contributions to NethCold are massive, and that can be seen from his story in which some beautiful experiences within the world of large dams were told.

After a coffee break together with RoyalHaskoningDHV, Rijkswaterstaat, Sweco, VanOord and Hydraphalt, the workshops started. The workshops were divided in three groups, each representing one of the technical committees NethCold holds: Dam Safety, Sediment and Levees. Students and experts in these fields were put together in groups, which led to lots of experience to cross over.

After the workshops, everybody came together to listen to the multidisciplinary student project which was done by students from different universities in the Netherlands. Rosanne Hakfoort and Han de Jong tols us about the the challenges in implementation of large water infrastructure. The day was ended with some drinks! Thank you all for coming and the contributions to make it a fruitful day!

 

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Study Tour 2019: Brazil

The registration for the Hydraulic Study trip of this summer has closed. From the 8th until the 22nd of July 2019, we will be travelling with a group of twenty students to… Brazil! We will be travelling in the surroundings of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. We are planning to see some of the most impressive hydraulic masterpieces in the world, like the Itaipu Dam and the Port in Rio de Janeiro. During the trip, we will vary the hydraulic activities (company visits and excursions) with many other activities, so that it will still feel like two weeks of holidays. Brazil is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and occupies almost half of South America, so it will not disappoint!

For the lucky ones that have managed to get a spot on this trip, you can always email buitenland@waterbouwdispuut.nl or stop by 3.72 if you have any questions.

 

 

 

Company Case MTBS

On Wednesday the 12th of December a group of enthusiastic Hydraulic Engineering students visited MTBS at their office located at the old port in Rotterdam. MTBS, Maritime & Transport Business Solutions, prepared an interesting real life port development case for us and after a short introduction about MTBS we spend the afternoon looking at the various subjects of this case. The afternoon ended with short presentations and a nice tour of the office. And of course some casual drinks, where the students were able to ask their remaining questions. We would like to thank Dirk and Ernst from MTBS for the fun and exciting afternoon!


Master Kick Off

It’s always exciting to start something new, just as starting as a freshman at the university with a new study: the master hydraulic engineering. To meet your fellow student the master kick off was organised. The day started with some useful information for your study, followed by four different excursions. The day ended with a nice barbeque behind the civil engineering building. Now everybody was ready to start with the masters!

Excursion Witteveen+Bos, Levvel & Deltares

Here we took a close look at the Delta Flume, equipped with the largest wave generator in the world. The 300-metre-long concrete flume hosts waves of up to 4.5 metres high.  Currently, the new level-blocks are tested there.

Excursion Rotterdamsebaan

With a part of the group we visited the Rotterdamsebaan at the Laan van Hoornwijck. After an interesting and quite technical presentation we got a guided tour around the site. We got to explore the inside of the first tunnel, which had just finished building, and we saw how the drilling machine was being installed for the start of the second tunnel. 

Excursion Maeslantkering

With most of the international students of Hydraulic Engineering, we went to visit the Maeslantkering; one of the showpieces of the Deltaplan. The excursion was introduced by an lecture of Mark Voorendt, afterwhich we went to the Maeslantkering. After the walk-around, we build our own flooddefefences as real hydraulic engineers.

Excursion HKV

At HKV we got an presentation about the BRIGAID project which supports innovations that reduce the impact of floods, drought and extreme weather. To actually witness one of these innovations we went to Flood Proof Holland where a prototype of a titling road flood defence was demonstrated.

 

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