Water at the front and centre of Unilever’s business | Royal HaskoningDHV

Water at the front and centre of Unilever’s business

Water 8 Jul 2020

Water is core to Unilever’s business, essential through their entire value chain - used for everything from the growth of raw materials to the water needed when using Unilever’s products. Unilever has bold ambitions to continue to drive water efficiency across their manufacturing operations around the world, doing more with less and increasing the amount of water reuse and recycling.

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Inland Water Transport – A moment of crisis with cause for hope

Transport 3 Jul 2020

Inland Water Transport (IWT) has been a viable transport solution in European corridors for a long time, framing itself as an alternative to road and rail transport with high capacity and low costs. But the impact of COVID-19 has been felt hard within the sector and raised some important questions about the industry, its vulnerabilities and need for change.

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Water scarcity and sustainable water use for industry | Royal HaskoningDHV

Made with recycled water

Water 16 Jun 2020

Industry needs to carefully re-evaluate its way of working, what resources are used and how production processes harms or benefits the world around it. An important driver for industry to improve on its products and processes is water scarcity. Not only does it affect large numbers of people on a daily basis, it also poses a serious threat to production processes and business continuity.

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Symbiotic industry ecosystem for water-secure communities | Royal HaskoningDHV

Symbiotic industry ecosystem for water-secure communities

Water 9 Jun 2020

There are many opportunities for industry to tap into the business potential and benefits of transitioning to a water-secure future. Those that are already on the journey might have a competitive edge. Dragan Savic, CEO of KWR gives his take on transitioning to an industrial symbiotic ecosystem, the role of digitalisation and the importance of the human dimension in socialising both.

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Providing protection and security through our Global Flood Risk Tool | Royal HaskoningDHV

Providing protection and security through our Global Flood Risk Tool

Water 29 May 2020

As the world comes to terms with life with, and after, COVID-19 – the issue of climate change remains firmly on the agenda; with recent developments only highlighting our impact on the natural world and the need to change course, whilst preparing ourselves for increasingly irregular weather patterns and rising sea levels.

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How a better understanding of water is shaping financial investments | Royal HaskoningDHV

How a better understanding of water is shaping financial investments

Water 18 May 2020

As an asset manager at PGGM, manager of the Netherlands’ second biggest pension fund, my priority will always be to ensure we can provide pensions for the over 2.5m healthcare workers who hold their pensions with us. That also means that we make the most of investment opportunities when they arise, as long as they deliver market-rate financial returns.

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Three possible futures for the cruise industry – from health screening to deep cleaning

Transport 14 May 2020

The cruise industry has made the news a lot in recent weeks both during and in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. What is the actual impact on the cruise industry, where do we stand now – and what happens next?

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Water stewardship for water management and reduce water stress | Royal HaskoningDHV

Water Stewardship to manage high water stress in Indonesia

Water 11 May 2020

Water management and water stewardship must be seen in an integral approach by industries, private and public parties.Water is the quiet power source of our lives, both in industries and the natural world – but it is not something we own, and its management must be understood in its wider context.

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The state of the cruise industry – from here to post-COVID-19

Transport 6 May 2020

The cruise industry has made the news a lot in recent weeks both during and in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. What is the actual impact on the cruise industry, where do we stand now – and what happens next?

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4.0’s Secondary Potential Connecting Industrial Wastewater Treatment to the next industrial revolution | Royal HaskoningDHV

4.0’s Secondary Potential

Water 4 May 2020

As Industry 4.0 moves from hype to reality, the opportunities are fast being recognised by industries seeking to optimise their main manufacturing process. It is imperative that industry embraces the impact that 4.0 could also have on efficiency, sustainability, business resilience and profit when applied to all plant processes, including water and wastewater treatment.

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6 insights on enhancing Resilience in Cities: Everyone has a role to play! | Royal HaskoningDHV

6 insights on enhancing Resilience in Cities: Everyone has a role to play!

Water 10 Apr 2020

Throughout our special Resilience in Cities series we heard from experts and leading voices from our industry how they see the future of resilient communities and urban areas dealing with climate change, extreme weather and natural hazards by taking different perspectives focusing on people & communities, businesses, critical infrastructure, ecology & environment, insurance and investors.

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Let the water in: integrating water into decision making | Royal HaskoningDHV

Let the water in: integrating water into decision making

Water 9 Apr 2020

To manage risks and reduce business disruption caused by extreme weather and climate change, industries must choose how, not if, they integrate water-risk mitigation measures throughout their operation.

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How to: a safe Shut down and Start up of your Wastewater Treatment Plant | Royal HaskoningDHV

How to: a safe Shut down and Start up of your Wastewater Treatment Plant

Water 8 Apr 2020

We have all been confronted with the COVID-19 crisis in recent weeks. Factory downtime has major consequences for wastewater treatment, especially biological water treatment. Plant operators are facing an onslaught of scenarios and unforeseen challenges.

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Evolutionary Approach to Resilience | Royal HaskoningDHV

Evolutionary Approach to Resilience

Water 6 Mar 2020

As green shoots start to appear in areas devastated by wildfires in Australia, the natural world is once again showing us the path to better resilience.

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The real impact of water | Royal HaskoningDHV

Resilience in Cities: the real impacts of water and climate change risks

Water 20 Feb 2020

According to the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Risks Report 2020’, four out of the five threats rated “high” in terms of both likelihood and impact have a direct link to water risks: extreme weather events, natural disasters, failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, and water crisis. The strong rise of water-related risks into the top five has happened in the last two years.

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NEW GAME PLAN FROM PROTECTION TO RISK REDUCTION TO RESILIENCE | Royal HaskoningDHV

New Game Plan: From Protection to Risk Reduction to Resilience

Water 20 Feb 2020

Extreme weather events, natural disasters, failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, and water crisis are in the top 5 of global risks according to the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Risks Report 2020’. Resilience, as a way of dealing with these risks, becomes essential for people, businesses and cities

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Airports as Ambassadors for greater Urban Resilience | Royal HaskoningDHV

Airports as Ambassadors – towards greater Urban Resilience

Water 14 Feb 2020

Airports, whether serving large urban areas or small island states, can only respond successfully to climate change in coordination with their surrounding cities or towns. As airports are increasingly operating as small-scale cities, they should be seen as both a catalyst and a proving ground for trialling the latest developments in climate resilience.

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India’s resilient cities | Royal HaskoningDHV

A more resilient future for India’s cities

Water 31 Jan 2020

From heavy rain to drought, landslides and earthquakes, India is at risk of almost every type of natural disaster. The growth of the urban population will exacerbate the effect these risks have on cities; but with a population of fast technology adopters and a progressive government championing innovation, India is fast moving towards an exciting period of rapid improvement in urban resilience.

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STAIN for City Resilience Strategies | Royal HaskoningDHV

STAIN for City Resilience Strategies

Water 13 Jan 2020

STAIN is a new digital tool that enables collaborative strategy processes by giving City Resilience teams an overview of their entire city; and by linking robust, flexible, redundant and integral solutions for strategies that are futureproof on many levels.

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Smarter Solutions for Resilient Societies and Economies | Royal HaskoningDHV

Smarter Solutions for Resilient Societies and Economies

Water 7 Jan 2020

South Africa, and indeed the entire sub-Saharan Africa region, is significantly water-stressed and prone to water crises, as demonstrated by both drought and flooding over recent years. Here, Bonga Ntuli, Director Business Unit Infrastructure: Africa for Royal HaskoningDHV discusses the need for enhanced Resilience.

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Do you really know the status of your airport’s IT systems?

Transport 2 Dec 2019

When we talk about IT systems in airports today, we’re not just talking about a piece of the puzzle, responsible for part of an airport’s workings; we’re really talking about the entire operation.

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5 Things we learned at PTI smart digital ports of the future

Transport 21 Nov 2019

What is the port industry doing to become smarter? And, how can this process be sped up? As port technology continues to improve, data must be made more accessible in both format and availability. Greater industry sharing must become the norm. So too, the creation of opportunities for data specialists within the industry.

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 The rise of the digital twin | Royal HaskoningDHV

Digital twins: From spreadsheets to full automation

Water 17 Oct 2019

The telepathic link between twins might be the stuff of folklore but as digital advances continue, monitoring and even controlling water infrastructure assets via a digital twin is fast becoming a reality – and just in the nick of time as the water industry faces some significant challenges

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5 questions to ask at PTI smart digital ports of the future

Transport 11 Oct 2019

How can technology really help my port? Every port today should be focusing on its strategy to become smarter, but you must decipher which elements will translate to real operational benefits for your port. Ahead of the PTI: Smart Digital Ports of the Future event taking place in Rotterdam, we outline five key questions you should be asking at the event.

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5 Questions to ask at Pacific 2019

Transport 2 Oct 2019

What does ‘smart’ really mean for your shipyard? The importance lies in understanding your individual yard’s unique context, challenges and priorities. It’s not a one size fits all! Ahead of Pacific 2019 taking place in Sydney, Australia, we outline five key questions you should be asking at the event.

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4 Things we observed at DSEI 2019

Transport 1 Oct 2019

Earlier this month we visited DSEI 2019, the world-leading defence and security event, together with our colleagues at First Marine International. We were struck by the increased appetite for naval shipyards worldwide to improve their performance by using the services and technology we provide, and yet there was also a clear desire to be measured and thorough in driving change.

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How smart is your port?

Transport 9 Jul 2019

It’s no secret that some aspects of port and terminal operations remain anchored firmly in the past. Many ports are developing comprehensive Smart Port strategies to help improve operations, embrace new technology and ultimately deliver better against their business strategies. But many don’t know where to start.

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How does offshore wind fit into the UK energy mix?

Industrial 9 Jul 2019

Climate change is a global issue as a result of carbon emissions produced by human activity. Generating and harnessing energy from low carbon, renewable sources, such as offshore wind, is one solution to substantially reduce carbon emissions, whilst answering the challenges of meeting energy demand as part of a balanced energy portfolio.

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The revolution will be decarbonised

Industrial 1 Jul 2019

How much is environmental compliance worth to you? You know you must do it, so you’ve probably put an Environmental Management System in place with large folders full of registers, forms and spreadsheets. But if something was to happen, and your site was shut down until you could prove you had been compliant, how much would that cost you?

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5 Things we learned at TOC Europe

Transport 27 Jun 2019

From smarter master planning to the advance of 5G, the opportunities for port and terminal operators to embrace new technologies are huge. As we reflect on the latest developments discussed at TOC Europe 2019, here are five key things we’re taking away from the event.

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The Revolution Will Be Digitised: Offshore Wind Compliance

Industrial 25 Jun 2019

How much is environmental compliance worth to you? You know you must do it, so you’ve probably put an Environmental Management System in place with large folders full of registers, forms and spreadsheets. But if something was to happen, and your site was shut down until you could prove you had been compliant, how much would that cost you?

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5 Questions you need to ask at TOC Europe

Transport 3 Jun 2019

Productivity, data analysis, return on investment – these are all day-to-day concerns for port and terminal operators. But what effect could investing in smart port technologies have on operations?

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5 Things we learned at CTAC19

Transport 17 May 2019

There is little doubt that the steady introduction of terminal automation is having an effect on ports and terminals around the world. Following the recent CTAC 2019 conference in London, in this brief blog, we take a look at 5 of the most important developments.

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Decarbonising the economy - why renewable energy must continue to lead the way

Industrial 3 May 2019

There’s no Planet B, Clean our Seas, Save our Bees, Plant More Trees; these slogans, along with the help of Sir David Attenborough, have brought climate change to the forefront of popular culture. How can society look to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) Emissions whilst still generating electricity?

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Practical tips for better investment decisions | Royal HaskoningDHV

Practical tips for better investment decisions

Industrial 10 Jan 2019

How can FMCG manufacturing companies make better investment decisions? Business Case Consultant, Sabine Bink, offers insights based on her experience.

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Water | Royal HaskoningDHV

Demonstrating aerobic granular sludge benefits the American way

Water 18 Sep 2018

Two years ago, we brought our fully biological, advanced wastewater treatment solution, Nereda®, to the United States. Even with continuous strong interest in aerobic granular sludge technology, North America surprisingly was the only continent without installations.

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Goldminers | Royal HaskoningDHV

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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Men working on a site | Royal HaskoningDHV

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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Bottles  | Royal HaskoningDHV

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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Hand pouring liquid | Royal HaskoningDHV

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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Hennie Erwee | Royal HaskoningDHV

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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Dock and lock gate | Royal HaskoningDHV

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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