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Never go shopping when you’re hungry…

Water 20 Aug 2018

An expensive trip to the supermarket reminds Kirshen Naidoo of the importance of planning as he urges clients to think ahead when it comes to water projects in the industrial environment.

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Mining the ‘Blue Gold’

Water 20 Aug 2018

The mining industry has been through a challenging downturn in recent years. Kirshen Naidoo discusses how Royal HaskoningDHV can help improve their efficiency and sustainability for the long term.

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Household management for engineers

Water 20 Aug 2018

Roy Gent, process engineer for Royal HaskoningDHV’s Industrial Wastewater team in South Africa, recently gained a new perspective on improving efficiency.

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When an ethical choice becomes an economical one

Water 20 Aug 2018

Many companies today are torn between the desire to behave ethically and the pressures on their bottom line. The opportunity to find solutions that work on both levels inspires and motivates Marco Kerstholt of Royal HaskoningDHV’s Industrial Wastewater team in South Africa.

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Award winning bridge unlocks the future for a rural South African town

Transport 14 Aug 2018

A new bridge in rural South Africa has won a regional engineering award for technical excellence. We spoke to Mandla Biyela, Transport and Planning Director for Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa, to learn more about how this project is helping to change the lives of people in the region.

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Smart Ports – The Future for the Shipping Industry

Transport 8 May 2018

Ports are now applying technologies never used in the maritime industry before. Predictive maintenance, 3D modelling and digital data collection mean that can perform digital simulations and scenario testing, saving time and money and aiding decision making.

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Size matters – especially in Asia!

Water 4 Apr 2018

The global roll-out of Nereda® technology is fast gaining momentum. Royal HaskoningDHV has recently received the first Nereda purchase orders for the States and now has projects in Europe, Africa, North America, South America and Australia/Oceania. We are currently piloting Nereda technology in Asia, the obvious large player missing in the fast growing Nereda reference list.

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Royal HaskoningDHV joins buildingSMART International to lead the charge for Better Information Management

Industrial 29 Mar 2018

It’s not going to be long before all assets in the built environment have a digital twin. It may sound futuristic, but Royal HaskoningDHV is contributing to that vision, today.

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Dutch dike | Royal HaskoningDHV

Organising chaos

Water 29 Jan 2018

Martijn Karelse, Project Manager and Hydraulic Engineer discusses how the latest digital developments are allowing the Go-Wa dike team to keep their options open.

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The need for speed: creating fast opening, large dry dock gates

Transport 11 Jan 2018

The increase in ship size for global freight makes perfect economic sense but the infrastructure that supports this rise needs to keep pace for shipyards to remain efficient and responsive.

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New EIA Regulations - what has really changed?

Industrial 21 Nov 2017

On the 16th May 2017, the UK EIA Regulations came into force, transposing the requirements of EIA Directive amendment 2014/52/EU (the ‘new' EIA Directive) into nearly two dozen separate EIA regulations across the UK.

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Following nature’s lead in closing cycles

Water 1 Nov 2017

Over millions of years the ancestors of a tiny beetle in Namibia responded to living in one of the world’s driest habitats and evolved an individual closed water cycle. As the Netherlands hopes to achieve a circular economy by 2050, perhaps we should take inspiration from nature and start small.

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Solving Bolivia’s water shortage the Dutch way  | Royal HaskoningDHV

Solving Bolivia's water shortage the Dutch way

Water 24 Oct 2017

We Dutch know a thing or two about altitude-related water challenges but now we’re applying our engineering expertise at the other end of the scale as we seek to help the world’s highest capital city, La Paz, counteract the effect climate change is having on its glacial water sources.

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Working backwards | Royal HaskoningDHV

Working backwards

Water 9 Oct 2017

With ambitions to achieve a circular economy in the Netherlands by 2050 there have been major advances in the recovery of raw materials from wastewater but what use is a recovered raw material that no one wants to use? To close the circle we need to start at its end.

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Improving energy efficiency for port operators under pressure

Industrial 6 Oct 2017

Many port operators are seeing a shift in their energy systems from the use of fossil fuels to renewable sources. The impact of this energy transition could be huge unless we identify specific areas where efficiencies could be seen. One such area is the use of Rubber Tyre Gantry (RTG) cranes, where Royal HaskoningDHV has been involved in an innovative pilot project.

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Carrying water in a sieve, is NRW a punishment? | Royal HaskoningDHV

Carrying water in a sieve, is NRW a punishment?

Water 6 Oct 2017

The Daughters of Danaus were condemned to carry water in sieves for eternity. To escape a similar fate we need to employ some smart water solutions to address our aging drinking water infrastructure. Which is the best tool to help us pick the perfect moment to replace our pipes?

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Post construction northern view including a pedestrian bridge | Royal HaskoningDHV

Main Road P577 – a new route to economic and social prosperity

Transport 4 Aug 2017

The creation of a new road crossing the river and making its way up Durban’s KwaDabeka Valley has stimulated economic prosperity and social empowerment in South Africa where the government is committed to alleviating the challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality.

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Ship Harmony of the Seas in Rotterdam | Royal HaskoningDHV

Cold Ironing: The route to cleaner cruise liners?

Transport 28 Jun 2017

Reducing emissions is a critical factor in the success of ports around the globe. And Cold Ironing – the connection of ships to the local power grid while berthed in port – is just one solution that could help make ports more environmentally friendly.

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Cycling path | Royal HaskoningDHV

Three strategies to transform London into a cycle-oriented city with less pollution

Transport 15 Jun 2017

With heaving rush hour traffic, congested roads and public transport bursting at the seams, it is no wonder it takes just five days for London to reach its annual air pollution limit.

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Your road from grey to green – a revised look at the energy transition

Urban 14 Jun 2017

Positive or negative, the last years there is a lot of attention for renewable energy, sustainability and the energy transition. Especially the term ‘energy transition’ is currently very important within government and the industry in the Netherlands. The main question is how we go from ‘Grey to Green’?

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Tortoise race in desert | Royal HaskoningDHV

Africa’s infrastructure development: racing tortoises

Urban 5 May 2017

In the ancient paradox of Achilles and the Tortoise, the story goes that, Achilles, a great athlete, makes a terrible error, giving the Tortoise a 100 yard head start in a race.

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The future for urban mobility in South Africa

Transport 11 Apr 2017

A range of transport infrastructure must be available in our cities in order to make areas accessible, attract investments and people, to generate social cohesion and economic growth in our cities.

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Critical water challenge requires “smart” solutions

Water 21 Mar 2017

I’m sure most people have heard of the phrase “after the drought comes the flood”. It implies that the drought precedes the floods, which is well-known sequence of events around the world, but I can’t help to wonder what then precedes the drought.

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A Societal Review by a Microbiologist: How Nereda® bugs enhance society…everybody wins

Water 14 Mar 2017

Previously I shared my dreams with you on how Nereda® bugs can unify the world. However, unifying the world may not solve all today’s problems. Solving these challenges might be just a stepping stone to world peace after all but can microbiologists help us take that step?

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View from water waste facility of landscape | Royal HaskoningDHV

A Geopolitical Review by a Microbiologist: How Nereda bugs will unify the world

Water 1 Feb 2017

Europe may seem more divided than it has been for a long time. Tensions on the eastern borders, pressure in the south and the UK deciding to leave the EU covers it in a nutshell. I hope that our Nereda wastewater treatment technology has a unifying effect on these challenges.

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