Royal HaskoningDHV Bloghttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/feedRoyal HaskoningDHV Blog86d60d47-c770-44e1-bca4-13c77ed5bb05https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/working-backwards/7551Working backwardsWith 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. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-10-09T00:00:00ZWith 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. 5fcf0eb3-b341-4aa5-99f5-79e31d9d53c5https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/improving-energy-efficiency-for-port-operators-under-pressure/7549Improving energy efficiency for port operators under pressureMany 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.Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-10-06T00:00:00ZMany 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.ec82f4bf-8b76-4478-b981-c1521c3651a6https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/carrying-water-in-a-sieve-is-nrw-a-punishment-q/7548Carrying water in a sieve, is NRW a punishment?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?Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-10-06T00:00:00ZThe 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?73ad39ea-9628-443b-8de9-5322fb0ea7b0https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/main-road-p577-a-new-route-to-economic-and-social-prosperity/7342Main Road P577 – a new route to economic and social prosperityThe 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.Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-08-04T00:00:00ZThe 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.57be6ebd-5613-4ff5-aa3a-f769fe2ee562https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/the-human-factor-in-process-safety-risk-assessments/7310The Human Factor in Process Safety Risk AssessmentsThe process safety risk assessment is the most important element of an effective process safety management program. A process safety risk assessment is an organized and systematic effort but there are also highly complex tasks related to it. Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-07-04T00:00:00ZThe process safety risk assessment is the most important element of an effective process safety management program. A process safety risk assessment is an organized and systematic effort but there are also highly complex tasks related to it. 51167440-143a-47d2-b294-4718b0dee0dfhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/cold-ironing-c-the-route-to-cleaner-cruise-liners-q/7280Cold Ironing: The route to cleaner cruise liners?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. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-06-28T00:00:00ZReducing 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. c2980c50-9cf1-408d-9eaa-73b43075d58ehttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/three-strategies-to-transform-london-into-a-cycle-oriented-city-with-less-pollution/7231Three strategies to transform London into a cycle-oriented city with less pollutionWith 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.Thu, 15 Jun 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-06-15T00:00:00ZWith 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.6a05b86b-56bc-44bb-a189-9304205b6857https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/your-road-from-grey-to-green-a-revised-look-at-the-energy-transition/7296Your road from grey to green – a revised look at the energy transitionPositive 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’?Wed, 14 Jun 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-06-14T00:00:00ZPositive 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’?9c87510f-d2b2-4822-b427-db4d4f5ccef5https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/africas-infrastructure-development-c-racing-tortoises/7150Africa’s infrastructure development: racing tortoisesIn 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.Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-05-05T00:00:00ZIn 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.cb4b8339-7575-4d5e-817e-d91ef3259ddahttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/the-future-for-urban-mobility-in-south-africa/7097The future for urban mobility in South AfricaA 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.Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-04-11T00:00:00ZA 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.3dfdcc20-45ac-4648-a0d6-06ec5d2d97b7https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/critical-water-challenge-requires-smart-solutions/7041Critical water challenge requires “smart” solutionsI’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.Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-03-21T00:00:00ZI’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.5e861f88-0266-4106-a9a5-bf222b678580https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/a-societal-review-by-a-microbiologist-c-how-nereda-bugs-enhance-societyeverybody-wins/7030A Societal Review by a Microbiologist: How Nereda® bugs enhance society…everybody winsPreviously 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?Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-03-14T00:00:00ZPreviously 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?009cfd31-872e-44e3-9b52-0729866f3f04https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/a-geopolitical-review-by-a-microbiologist-c-how-nereda-bugs-will-unify-the-world/6944A Geopolitical Review by a Microbiologist: How Nereda bugs will unify the worldEurope 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.Wed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-02-01T00:00:00ZEurope 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.b8f34b6a-222d-4a94-b797-9902d437cab1https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/optimising-logistics-in-healthcare/6909Optimising logistics in healthcareThe term ‘logistics’ in healthcare is an interesting and commonly used concept. Depending on your hospital’s involvement, it can either add value or be viewed as a burden to staff and other users of the facility.Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-01-10T00:00:00ZThe term ‘logistics’ in healthcare is an interesting and commonly used concept. Depending on your hospital’s involvement, it can either add value or be viewed as a burden to staff and other users of the facility.6fe5185a-c78f-432b-9152-946447c9edf7https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/insight-on-a-major-project-for-sustainable-development-in-the-jordan-valley/6853Insight on a major project for Sustainable Development in the Jordan ValleyRoyal HaskoningDHV is a key partner in a comprehensive program to rehabilitate the Lower Jordan River and its tributaries in Jordan, Israel and Palestine, an area home to 300,000 people and a World Heritage List nominee.Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:00:00 Z2016-11-22T23:00:00ZRoyal HaskoningDHV is a key partner in a comprehensive program to rehabilitate the Lower Jordan River and its tributaries in Jordan, Israel and Palestine, an area home to 300,000 people and a World Heritage List nominee.3805fcec-4e8b-48d0-8944-52b0e2839b01https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/intelligent-clean-apron-concept-a-new-way-to-lower-the-cost-and-environmental-impact-of-airports-q/6790Intelligent Clean Apron Concept – a new way to lower the cost and environmental impact of airports?The aviation industry has undergone a huge shift towards becoming greener, and a part of this change is the increasing use of pre-conditioned air (PCA). How can we adopt more technologically advanced alternatives into our airports, helping keep both costs and our impact on the environment to a minimum?Mon, 14 Nov 2016 23:00:00 Z2016-11-14T23:00:00ZThe aviation industry has undergone a huge shift towards becoming greener, and a part of this change is the increasing use of pre-conditioned air (PCA). How can we adopt more technologically advanced alternatives into our airports, helping keep both costs and our impact on the environment to a minimum?5e768c8f-e315-4a76-b0c5-76b6555765b9https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/a-healthier-hospital-with-more-clout/6809A healthier hospital with more cloutDue to better performing and more profitable buildings, installations and medical equipment, you unite healthy business management with higher quality, more accessible and affordable healthcare.Mon, 14 Nov 2016 23:00:00 Z2016-11-14T23:00:00ZDue to better performing and more profitable buildings, installations and medical equipment, you unite healthy business management with higher quality, more accessible and affordable healthcare.717a8738-7805-4a9e-93f8-376d2d5a40abhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/hlambanyathi-access-road-a-tale-of-social-and-economic-empowerment/6792Hlambanyathi access road - a tale of social and economic empowermentSocial integration is an important part of the South African Government’s strategy to fight the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. The Government is committed to eradicating poverty by creating opportunities where the underprivileged become involved in infrastructure delivery. Wed, 09 Nov 2016 23:00:00 Z2016-11-09T23:00:00ZSocial integration is an important part of the South African Government’s strategy to fight the triple challenge of poverty, inequality and unemployment. The Government is committed to eradicating poverty by creating opportunities where the underprivileged become involved in infrastructure delivery. 6d553aca-e479-4400-8ce3-7a2f6a89a55fhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/when-in-drought-d-d-d/6787When in drought...A flash flood in the middle of a severe drought must be one of the most evident signs that the impacts of climate change are real. If we are to create a sustainable response to climate change, we need a change in mindset for those involved.Mon, 07 Nov 2016 23:00:00 Z2016-11-07T23:00:00ZA flash flood in the middle of a severe drought must be one of the most evident signs that the impacts of climate change are real. If we are to create a sustainable response to climate change, we need a change in mindset for those involved.aaff4b6b-e419-4202-ba59-2e18b1d11e6ahttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/taking-a-proactive-approach-to-climate-resilience/6745Taking a proactive approach to climate resilienceFor some time, the topic of climate change in the aviation industry has focused on the reduction of emissions. But we are seeing the discussion shift towards a second train of thought and one increasingly important question: how do we strengthen airports to cope with risks associated with climate change?Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-10-18T22:00:00ZFor some time, the topic of climate change in the aviation industry has focused on the reduction of emissions. But we are seeing the discussion shift towards a second train of thought and one increasingly important question: how do we strengthen airports to cope with risks associated with climate change?bc518eb1-366f-4cf0-84eb-50e55ca2a187https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/the-hospital-of-the-future-will-we-really-need-doctors-q/6696The hospital of the future - will we really need doctors?The need for doctors in a hospital is one of the most frequently asked questions when speaking about today’s hospitals and how they will look in the future. In all walks of life, it is near impossible for us to predict what the future holds, albeit that we know that the only constant is change. The hospital of the future is no exception. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-09-29T22:00:00ZThe need for doctors in a hospital is one of the most frequently asked questions when speaking about today’s hospitals and how they will look in the future. In all walks of life, it is near impossible for us to predict what the future holds, albeit that we know that the only constant is change. The hospital of the future is no exception. 6567dc22-828b-405d-bc06-3056c5db6a5ahttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/future-proofing-your-airside-systems/6669Future-proofing your airside systemsAs developments continue to shift from static to ‘intelligent’ systems that respond to the capacity needs of the individual airport, the key question is: How should airport operators best adopt these new technologies in order to plan most effectively for the future?Thu, 15 Sep 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-09-15T22:00:00ZAs developments continue to shift from static to ‘intelligent’ systems that respond to the capacity needs of the individual airport, the key question is: How should airport operators best adopt these new technologies in order to plan most effectively for the future?44a22eda-de6b-417b-89fe-630e31b01e6ahttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/de-stressing-water-shortages-in-south-africa/6508De-Stressing water shortages in South AfricaAs South Africa suffers its worst drought since 1982 mining companies must look at ways to alleviate stress on local water resources or risk damaging the relationships mine owners need to build and maintain with the local communities. Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-07-28T22:00:00ZAs South Africa suffers its worst drought since 1982 mining companies must look at ways to alleviate stress on local water resources or risk damaging the relationships mine owners need to build and maintain with the local communities. 73b59c9e-bad3-4427-ab79-0fa47839d356https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/breaking-down-the-barriers-in-uk-healthcare/6424Breaking down the barriers in UK healthcareHealthcare has been in my life from the day I was born, and working as a professional in the industry, I continue to come across new challenges faced in healthcare today across the globe.Thu, 14 Jul 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-07-14T22:00:00ZHealthcare has been in my life from the day I was born, and working as a professional in the industry, I continue to come across new challenges faced in healthcare today across the globe.5facaae7-4fc6-443f-980e-652503c35734https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/mutant-ninja-turtles-flow-sharks-and-hawkeyes-what-is-lurking-in-our-sewers-q/6265Mutant Ninja Turtles, Flow Sharks and Hawkeyes – What is Lurking in Our Sewers?Stormwater inflow and groundwater infiltration into sewers is a major problem not only for municipalities in South Africa but also internationally. South African municipalities and researchers have reported storm peaks in sewers as high as five times and more of the Average Dry Weather Flow.Thu, 09 Jun 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-06-09T22:00:00ZStormwater inflow and groundwater infiltration into sewers is a major problem not only for municipalities in South Africa but also internationally. South African municipalities and researchers have reported storm peaks in sewers as high as five times and more of the Average Dry Weather Flow.04e4df69-b67e-4f4b-a438-f57ee730f333https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/5-checkpoints-for-optimal-systems-replacement-produce-big-cost-savings-part-ii-c-schiphol-airport/62495 Checkpoints for optimal systems replacement produce big cost savings, part II: Schiphol AirportIn this blog we describe the project ‘replacement of the monitoring and control system for the runway and taxiway lighting systems’ at Schiphol Airport in which 5 checkpoints were very valuable.Wed, 08 Jun 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-06-08T22:00:00ZIn this blog we describe the project ‘replacement of the monitoring and control system for the runway and taxiway lighting systems’ at Schiphol Airport in which 5 checkpoints were very valuable.791bad4e-cc1b-49cd-b9cf-59ad32dec11fhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/how-natural-motion-will-clean-up-the-ocean/6261How natural motion will clean up the oceanIn January 2016, 29 sperm whales washed up on the North Sea coast. Their stomachs contained an alarming amount of plastic.Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-06-07T22:00:00ZIn January 2016, 29 sperm whales washed up on the North Sea coast. Their stomachs contained an alarming amount of plastic.00c57cd8-7655-4d7f-9b64-678e3d92dbe0https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/addressing-flood-vulnerability-in-sri-lanka/6259Addressing Flood Vulnerability in Sri LankaLast week saw tragic news coming from Colombo, Sri Lanka as 92 lives were lost when the heaviest rainfall for 25 years fell in the south west of the country, causing mudslides and flooding.Mon, 06 Jun 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-06-06T22:00:00ZLast week saw tragic news coming from Colombo, Sri Lanka as 92 lives were lost when the heaviest rainfall for 25 years fell in the south west of the country, causing mudslides and flooding.48a3f9ac-0448-48f2-814a-a876d43f3981https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/why-we-need-to-rethink-sewerage-the-nereda-story/6267Why We Need to Rethink Sewerage - THE NEREDA® STORYThe current challenges faced by the South African wastewater treatment industry can only be overcome through innovative and sustainable treatment technologies, such as Nereda®, specially when South Africa produces 800 million litres of sewerage a day.Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 Z2016-06-07T00:00:00ZThe current challenges faced by the South African wastewater treatment industry can only be overcome through innovative and sustainable treatment technologies, such as Nereda®, specially when South Africa produces 800 million litres of sewerage a day.59c5fcfe-4475-467b-8b5a-86c69987d21dhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/master-planning-for-airport-cities-c-the-factors-of-success/6242Master Planning for Airport Cities: the factors of successAirports are much more than aviation infrastructures. They have become multi-modal, multifunctional enterprises generating considerable commercial development within and well beyond their boundaries. Airport regions are developed as a ‘brand image’ also attracting non-airport linked business.Wed, 01 Jun 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-06-01T22:00:00ZAirports are much more than aviation infrastructures. They have become multi-modal, multifunctional enterprises generating considerable commercial development within and well beyond their boundaries. Airport regions are developed as a ‘brand image’ also attracting non-airport linked business.ff3abffa-5db4-4102-a637-497992a1a88dhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/a-brave-new-digital-world-q-how-water-management-is-quickly-becoming-digitized/6226A brave new digital world? How water management is quickly becoming digitizedIt is more apparent now than ever that the world of water management is quickly becoming digitized. The developments that we are seeing in technology are exciting. It’s clear that we have a wealth of information at our disposal which can be valuable in the context of asset management. The developments we’ve seen so far are just the beginning. The possibilities are endless. Tue, 24 May 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-05-24T22:00:00ZIt is more apparent now than ever that the world of water management is quickly becoming digitized. The developments that we are seeing in technology are exciting. It’s clear that we have a wealth of information at our disposal which can be valuable in the context of asset management. The developments we’ve seen so far are just the beginning. The possibilities are endless. 898e0822-498c-4d7b-8a38-deb2ebdabd29https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/incident-recovery-c-the-investment-dilemma/6212Incident recovery: the investment dilemmaThe biggest threat to that is a major disaster, whether through natural events such as an earthquake or a terrorist incident as we saw recently in Brussels. A great deal rests on an airport’s ability to either continue to operate or get back up and running as soon as possible. Tue, 17 May 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-05-17T22:00:00ZThe biggest threat to that is a major disaster, whether through natural events such as an earthquake or a terrorist incident as we saw recently in Brussels. A great deal rests on an airport’s ability to either continue to operate or get back up and running as soon as possible. 1434eaa2-2091-4be8-8b6d-ab56a2b97d85https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/3-steps-to-integrated-hospital-design-in-the-middle-east/62103 steps to integrated hospital design in the Middle EastDevelopments in healthcare continue to move very fast – and that’s the same whether you’re in Europe, America or in the Middle East. The challenge the industry faces is to understand how we can best offer integrated hospital design with the ultimate aim of providing a great patient experience in hospitals across the globe which is also beneficial for the hospital owner.Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 Z2016-05-17T00:00:00ZDevelopments in healthcare continue to move very fast – and that’s the same whether you’re in Europe, America or in the Middle East. The challenge the industry faces is to understand how we can best offer integrated hospital design with the ultimate aim of providing a great patient experience in hospitals across the globe which is also beneficial for the hospital owner.e5e5f178-5f60-4c94-8379-ceccc45dd53ehttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/perspectives-c-making-cities-future-proof/6202Perspectives: Making cities future proofOn the 14th of April 2016, during the Dutch EU Presidency, Amsterdam hosted the Innovation Expo. Over 5,500 thought leaders, government and captains of industry came together to share their thoughts and insights into innovative solutions for our urban environment. Wed, 11 May 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-05-11T22:00:00ZOn the 14th of April 2016, during the Dutch EU Presidency, Amsterdam hosted the Innovation Expo. Over 5,500 thought leaders, government and captains of industry came together to share their thoughts and insights into innovative solutions for our urban environment. 2841d08b-46b7-4b2f-9368-669c20b0c555https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/the-opportunities-in-the-regional-food-and-beverage-market/6190The opportunities in the regional food and beverage marketJust recently, I attended Food & Drink Expo, the biggest industry show in the UK. The UK food and beverage industry is one of the most important and dynamic sectors across Europe – it’s worth a huge £197 billion. Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 Z2016-05-10T00:00:00ZJust recently, I attended Food & Drink Expo, the biggest industry show in the UK. The UK food and beverage industry is one of the most important and dynamic sectors across Europe – it’s worth a huge £197 billion. e525c674-3b6d-4e39-b160-ddd985da2a71https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/a-polder-in-2016-c-shared-ownership-in-flood-protection/6167A polder in 2016: shared ownership in flood protectionCenturies ago the first polders were created in the Netherlands. Now, the Netherlands is famous for these polders. We believe that proactive collaborative action makes flood risk management effective. One project for flood risk adaptation in the Botlek area is a fine example of the added value of such an approach.Tue, 03 May 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-05-03T22:00:00ZCenturies ago the first polders were created in the Netherlands. Now, the Netherlands is famous for these polders. We believe that proactive collaborative action makes flood risk management effective. One project for flood risk adaptation in the Botlek area is a fine example of the added value of such an approach.a414995b-0c3a-44d4-a619-8b548992b834https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/flood-forecasting-at-ghanaians-fingertips/6160Flood forecasting at Ghanaians' fingertipsIn 2015, communities in Ghana’s capital Accra fell victim to devastating floods and fire which swept through the city. What if we could give Ghanaians more control over their own safety? Royal HaskoningDHV is developing a ‘Flash Flood Forecasting’ app which does just that. Sun, 01 May 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-05-01T22:00:00ZIn 2015, communities in Ghana’s capital Accra fell victim to devastating floods and fire which swept through the city. What if we could give Ghanaians more control over their own safety? Royal HaskoningDHV is developing a ‘Flash Flood Forecasting’ app which does just that. 047f52db-a275-4dc6-afd0-fa76972d0fb5https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/creating-the-water-sensitive-airport-of-the-future/6161Creating the 'Water Sensitive Airport' of the futureAirports play a vitally important role in economic growth and are essential hubs for connectivity and trade. We’re finding that while many airports may have a sustainability agenda of some sort, most are not thinking about a strategy for adapting to climate change at such a high level. That is why we have designed the ‘Water Sensitive Airport’ framework.Sun, 01 May 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-05-01T22:00:00ZAirports play a vitally important role in economic growth and are essential hubs for connectivity and trade. We’re finding that while many airports may have a sustainability agenda of some sort, most are not thinking about a strategy for adapting to climate change at such a high level. That is why we have designed the ‘Water Sensitive Airport’ framework.441c8f92-8d68-414f-a089-64410d655ac8https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/dont-overlook-logistics-if-youre-serious-about-reducing-hospital-costs/6079Don’t overlook logistics if you’re serious about reducing hospital costsIncreased demand on hospital budgets comes from every direction – more patients, more specialised equipment, more complex problems, more elderly people. How vital therefore to find ways to exert a downward pressure on costs. That’s why optimising logistics flows is an important focus in design.Wed, 20 Apr 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-04-20T22:00:00ZIncreased demand on hospital budgets comes from every direction – more patients, more specialised equipment, more complex problems, more elderly people. How vital therefore to find ways to exert a downward pressure on costs. That’s why optimising logistics flows is an important focus in design.4bddbf8e-84c2-466f-b1d3-da7d2ee7935dhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/designing-for-dementia-c-a-new-approach-for-residential-care-homes/41Designing for dementia: a new approach for residential care homesWhere do you see yourself living when you are 85? I ask this question a lot and, without exception, the response is never social care housing. Why not? Why aren’t we building social care housing that you and I would want to live in when we are old?Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-04-13T22:00:00ZWhere do you see yourself living when you are 85? I ask this question a lot and, without exception, the response is never social care housing. Why not? Why aren’t we building social care housing that you and I would want to live in when we are old?43dec85a-f47d-4982-80f2-9a6300aad259https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/why-technical-understanding-is-essential-in-political-policymaking/53Why technical understanding is essential in political policymakingPublic policy is crucial in determining how people and businesses interact with each other and the world we live in. The focus is on ethics and sustainability, for the good of the world. It is vital that technological skill and insights are a fundamental part of climate change implementationsWed, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 Z2016-04-13T00:00:00ZPublic policy is crucial in determining how people and businesses interact with each other and the world we live in. The focus is on ethics and sustainability, for the good of the world. It is vital that technological skill and insights are a fundamental part of climate change implementationsb10edb9f-5f90-45d9-8351-d75082da477chttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/the-future-of-the-passenger-journey/5860The future of the passenger journeyIt was interesting to hear about some of the latest developments at Passenger Terminal Expo 2016 in Cologne at the end of last month. Here, I’d like to share just five points which showcase how the industry is moving to ensure that the passenger experience is continually being improved.Tue, 05 Apr 2016 22:00:00 Z2016-04-05T22:00:00ZIt was interesting to hear about some of the latest developments at Passenger Terminal Expo 2016 in Cologne at the end of last month. Here, I’d like to share just five points which showcase how the industry is moving to ensure that the passenger experience is continually being improved.4d71f32a-3d1e-44d1-8b12-c4cf94ae9e39https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/five-futures-for-the-global-aviation-industry/5694Five futures for the global aviation industryLast week, I attended the ACI 8th Annual Airport Economics & Finance conference where experts came together to explore best practice in airport investment, financial management and economic sustainability.Thu, 17 Mar 2016 23:00:00 Z2016-03-17T23:00:00ZLast week, I attended the ACI 8th Annual Airport Economics & Finance conference where experts came together to explore best practice in airport investment, financial management and economic sustainability.f1abd83b-589b-47a6-9b73-58590bfa6ef2https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/how-can-industry-aid-the-transition-to-renewable-energy/5559How can industry aid the transition to renewable energyThe industry in the Netherlands temporarily benefits from lower energy prices and decreasing price volatility. But for how long will this last? Mon, 22 Feb 2016 00:00:00 Z2016-02-22T00:00:00ZThe industry in the Netherlands temporarily benefits from lower energy prices and decreasing price volatility. But for how long will this last? 995f0f42-d844-4037-a277-0393c957ded1https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/a-happy-anthropocene-for-everyone/390A happy Anthropocene for everyoneWe have entered the Anthropocene: a new geological era in which it is obvious that humanity itself affects the climate. What does this mean for those working in water?Mon, 01 Feb 2016 23:00:00 Z2016-02-01T23:00:00ZWe have entered the Anthropocene: a new geological era in which it is obvious that humanity itself affects the climate. What does this mean for those working in water?246ae659-59b4-4064-a2f2-88981441626bhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/engineering-under-scrutiny-how-sciences-are-re-defining-the-status-quo/406Engineering under scrutiny - how sciences are re-defining the status quoWhen my uncle started working for local Dutch engineers Hasselt & De Koning in 1965, the reputation of engineers and their knowledge was more or less undisputed. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 23:00:00 Z2016-01-25T23:00:00ZWhen my uncle started working for local Dutch engineers Hasselt & De Koning in 1965, the reputation of engineers and their knowledge was more or less undisputed. 8a7b3d09-d0d4-44d2-aef7-743ba85d474ehttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/water-as-catalyst-for-improved-quality-of-urban-life/434Water as catalyst for improved quality of urban lifeBy focusing on how water can contribute to enhancing society as a whole, water professionals need to leave their comfort zone and put themselves in someone else’s shoes. It also requires having the courage to let go of the familiar and accept a certain amount of uncertainty.Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:00:00 Z2016-01-18T23:00:00ZBy focusing on how water can contribute to enhancing society as a whole, water professionals need to leave their comfort zone and put themselves in someone else’s shoes. It also requires having the courage to let go of the familiar and accept a certain amount of uncertainty.3ce45c89-50b0-46dd-b540-731d4d49e05chttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/your-own-industrial-innovation-campus/5299Your own industrial innovation campusFor today’s businesses, it is crucial to work together on innovation with other firms and organisations. Co-creation and co-development with partner firms, institutions and universities are essential for being successful.Sun, 03 Jan 2016 23:00:00 Z2016-01-03T23:00:00ZFor today’s businesses, it is crucial to work together on innovation with other firms and organisations. Co-creation and co-development with partner firms, institutions and universities are essential for being successful.12902910-f84a-42c7-b0e8-c3c5abccae53https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/a-tailored-approach-to-asset-management-c-when-is-outsourcing-right-for-you/485A tailored approach to asset management: when is outsourcing right for youWe constantly rely on a whole range of assets which enable our day-to-day lives - whether that’s the bridge you drive over on your way to work, the railway tracks that enable your commute, or the pipes and wider water system that delivers fresh water to your home.Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:00:00 Z2015-12-14T23:00:00ZWe constantly rely on a whole range of assets which enable our day-to-day lives - whether that’s the bridge you drive over on your way to work, the railway tracks that enable your commute, or the pipes and wider water system that delivers fresh water to your home.5a882b03-545f-4960-a2ec-6efb8eacef12https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/save-the-californian-farmer/499Save the Californian farmer!California has been overexploiting its groundwater resources over the last decades, resulting in a steady decline of groundwater levels. California cannot afford to let the sector deplete its own resources. The sector should therefore demand the State to act now, bring a stop to unsustainable water use, and save the Californian farmers from future droughts.Tue, 08 Dec 2015 23:00:00 Z2015-12-08T23:00:00ZCalifornia has been overexploiting its groundwater resources over the last decades, resulting in a steady decline of groundwater levels. California cannot afford to let the sector deplete its own resources. The sector should therefore demand the State to act now, bring a stop to unsustainable water use, and save the Californian farmers from future droughts.997eccb2-2f12-4e1c-898a-9920bba5e23fhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/healthcare-property-as-a-strategic-asset/519Healthcare property as a strategic assetHow many hospitals will disappear in the next ten years? Rumour has it that a great ‘shake out’ under mainly smaller hospitals is anticipated. Healthcare managers are faced with many uncertainties over which they have little control, such as political decision-making or demographic and economic developments.Sun, 29 Nov 2015 23:00:00 Z2015-11-29T23:00:00ZHow many hospitals will disappear in the next ten years? Rumour has it that a great ‘shake out’ under mainly smaller hospitals is anticipated. Healthcare managers are faced with many uncertainties over which they have little control, such as political decision-making or demographic and economic developments.e3177294-df4f-42b1-a919-835c41b11dddhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/market-research-for-urban-master-plans-put-the-strategy-at-the-core/5178Market research for urban master plans put the strategy at the coreProgramming new urban developments demands a solid basis. Statistical sources and market information play a crucial role in this. It might be expected that statistical data should be available from one central point, but the reality is often very different in developing economies. Another approach is needed in these situations.Tue, 24 Nov 2015 23:00:00 Z2015-11-24T23:00:00ZProgramming new urban developments demands a solid basis. Statistical sources and market information play a crucial role in this. It might be expected that statistical data should be available from one central point, but the reality is often very different in developing economies. Another approach is needed in these situations.0ba1c250-d156-4627-96c9-4e044f7cf0ffhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/5-checkpoints-for-optimal-systems-replacement-produce-big-cost-savings/51675 checkpoints for optimal systems replacement produce big cost savingsAutomation systems for industrial control and monitoring purposes generally need to be replaced after around 15 to 20 years. By that time, spare parts are no longer available and software platforms are no longer supported and sufficiently secured.Wed, 18 Nov 2015 23:00:00 Z2015-11-18T23:00:00ZAutomation systems for industrial control and monitoring purposes generally need to be replaced after around 15 to 20 years. By that time, spare parts are no longer available and software platforms are no longer supported and sufficiently secured.7b9a8239-e384-4168-bf72-8dd8d1350a88https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/of-space-a-dust-creating-a-clean-room-in-saudi-arabia/5145Of Space & Dust - Creating a Clean Room in Saudi ArabiaWhen clean rooms come to mind, usually images of pharmaceutical companies or medical procedures spring to mind. And, if you were to ask us what our day-to-day jobs usually consist of, you wouldn’t be far off. But every now and then our technological skills are required for another kind of job altogether.Sun, 15 Nov 2015 23:00:00 Z2015-11-15T23:00:00ZWhen clean rooms come to mind, usually images of pharmaceutical companies or medical procedures spring to mind. And, if you were to ask us what our day-to-day jobs usually consist of, you wouldn’t be far off. But every now and then our technological skills are required for another kind of job altogether.1767bc76-c081-492a-86f4-ac65f2f5dc4chttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/cool-as-ice-cream/5162Cool as Ice CreamLast year, we got a call of critical importance. If we couldn’t help Durban-based brand giant Unilever build a new ice cream factory in Chloorkop, Tembisa to meet the local demand for ice cream within a limited timeframe, South Africa was going to face an ice cream shortage.Sun, 15 Nov 2015 23:00:00 Z2015-11-15T23:00:00ZLast year, we got a call of critical importance. If we couldn’t help Durban-based brand giant Unilever build a new ice cream factory in Chloorkop, Tembisa to meet the local demand for ice cream within a limited timeframe, South Africa was going to face an ice cream shortage.a8fe62dc-e65f-442b-b35b-36d18c4fbbddhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/success-factors-for-science-and-technology-parks/5154Success factors for Science and Technology Parks“Many have come to view science parks as a type of ‘silver bullet’ with the capability of dramatically improving a region or community's ability to compete in the global technology and innovation economy. The reality, however, is far more complex.”Wed, 11 Nov 2015 23:00:00 Z2015-11-11T23:00:00Z“Many have come to view science parks as a type of ‘silver bullet’ with the capability of dramatically improving a region or community's ability to compete in the global technology and innovation economy. The reality, however, is far more complex.”aaca042f-9585-4857-ac18-8e8348351522https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/site-design-for-science-parks/5153Site design for Science Parks“The 21st century science park once again regards the built environment as vital, not as an end in itself but as an aid to the process of creativity, interaction and innovation,” John Allen said during one of the IASP conferences. This calls for new types of buildings, high-quality landscaping and the availability of a great range of services.Wed, 11 Nov 2015 23:00:00 Z2015-11-11T23:00:00Z“The 21st century science park once again regards the built environment as vital, not as an end in itself but as an aid to the process of creativity, interaction and innovation,” John Allen said during one of the IASP conferences. This calls for new types of buildings, high-quality landscaping and the availability of a great range of services.73c70e3b-6dd7-4050-b074-1b5b5814b948https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/advanced-process-safety-barrier-management/5143Advanced Process Safety Barrier ManagementWhilst many will agree that the Oil and Gas (O&G) and process industries have been very successful in improving occupational safety, improvements in process safety management are lagging. This paper introduces a new approach to improve process safety management by proactive incident investigation to failed or impaired barriers.Tue, 10 Nov 2015 23:00:00 Z2015-11-10T23:00:00ZWhilst many will agree that the Oil and Gas (O&G) and process industries have been very successful in improving occupational safety, improvements in process safety management are lagging. This paper introduces a new approach to improve process safety management by proactive incident investigation to failed or impaired barriers.41dafbf4-8937-42db-b5aa-403cdb772248https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/smaller-oil-companies-picking-up-assets-of-the-majors/5114Smaller oil companies picking up assets of the majorsLarge oil companies are divesting their assets – but what’s the risk for indigenous oil companies? In many countries, International Oil Companies (IOCs) are in the process of divesting their ageing oil and gas assets.Tue, 03 Nov 2015 23:00:00 Z2015-11-03T23:00:00ZLarge oil companies are divesting their assets – but what’s the risk for indigenous oil companies? In many countries, International Oil Companies (IOCs) are in the process of divesting their ageing oil and gas assets.d502c19b-7cae-4d7d-a6f1-05422eaf8bebhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/energy-development-strategies-in-small-arctic-societies/5076Energy development strategies in small Arctic societiesEach Arctic state has defined energy development as a strategic goal in their national policy. The export potential and security which energy supply provides are often the main reasons why energy development is an important focus. But without the support of the local Arctic communities, is it possible for international energy companies to be successful?Tue, 13 Oct 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-10-13T22:00:00ZEach Arctic state has defined energy development as a strategic goal in their national policy. The export potential and security which energy supply provides are often the main reasons why energy development is an important focus. But without the support of the local Arctic communities, is it possible for international energy companies to be successful?a8caf045-8b4d-475f-8ca9-cbc8c3d3b0dchttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/new-recipes-for-creating-and-extracting-value-in-the-new-economy/5067New Recipes for Creating and Extracting Value in the New EconomyWe all know that unsustainable businesses simply do not last, particularly when confronted with ecological, social or economic boundaries of what is possible or acceptable. But we also know that creating or switching to a sustainable business is difficult. Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-10-08T22:00:00ZWe all know that unsustainable businesses simply do not last, particularly when confronted with ecological, social or economic boundaries of what is possible or acceptable. But we also know that creating or switching to a sustainable business is difficult. 8729ad76-5ebf-41e3-92fc-df3d24d1a136https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/reducing-emissions-in-the-chemicals-industry/5060Reducing emissions in the chemicals industryOriginally set up to reduce gas emissions and fight climate change, the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) is not working as efficiently as it could be. Proposed changes this summer indicate that the European Commission has put forward changes for the next trading session (2021-2030) in an attempt to make the ETS more robust.Tue, 06 Oct 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-10-06T22:00:00ZOriginally set up to reduce gas emissions and fight climate change, the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS) is not working as efficiently as it could be. Proposed changes this summer indicate that the European Commission has put forward changes for the next trading session (2021-2030) in an attempt to make the ETS more robust.33e76d11-b45f-4a71-b36c-db56bac4b1ddhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/bridging-the-renewable-energy-funding-gap-the-eu-project-funding-spark/5021Bridging the renewable energy funding gap - The EU project funding sparkIn a world under pressure from an increasing population striving for a better quality of life, the creation and maintenance of an effective energy supply has become vital to ensure societies can grow economically and achieve a reasonable quality of life.Mon, 14 Sep 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-09-14T22:00:00ZIn a world under pressure from an increasing population striving for a better quality of life, the creation and maintenance of an effective energy supply has become vital to ensure societies can grow economically and achieve a reasonable quality of life.e98cacab-f440-4424-86f0-92b7758b2812https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/a-sustainable-real-estate-portfolio-pays-off/5016A sustainable real estate portfolio pays off!In recent years there is a tendency amongst real estate owners to get a better grip on the sustainability performance of their portfolio. A sustainable real estate portfolio is after all better prepared for stricter ESG obligations, less affected by increasing energy prices and has more satisfied users.Sun, 13 Sep 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-09-13T22:00:00ZIn recent years there is a tendency amongst real estate owners to get a better grip on the sustainability performance of their portfolio. A sustainable real estate portfolio is after all better prepared for stricter ESG obligations, less affected by increasing energy prices and has more satisfied users.9770f2f0-89c4-4017-9517-92669f35e57chttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/new-competitive-edge-for-the-chemicals-industry/5004New competitive edge for the chemicals industryWith traditional methods of achieving improved productivity almost fully exhausted, the chemicals industry needs to consider more collaborative approaches to win in today’s marketsSun, 06 Sep 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-09-06T22:00:00ZWith traditional methods of achieving improved productivity almost fully exhausted, the chemicals industry needs to consider more collaborative approaches to win in today’s markets9652d739-14c5-45a0-b550-135d096567f2https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/security-first-at-all-times/4984Security first, at all timesThere’s a big difference between feeling safe and being safe. In many organisations and institutions, safety & security are cost items people often cut back on. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-08-24T22:00:00ZThere’s a big difference between feeling safe and being safe. In many organisations and institutions, safety & security are cost items people often cut back on. 483607a2-50e1-40a8-ba50-5ed1a0b551d9https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/ubuntu-and-the-circular-economy-c-i-am-because-we-are/4965Ubuntu and the Circular Economy: “I am, because we are”“I am, because we are” is the meaning of the African word ubuntu. This single word stands for the mutual dependence between one and another to survive. Sun, 16 Aug 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-08-16T22:00:00Z“I am, because we are” is the meaning of the African word ubuntu. This single word stands for the mutual dependence between one and another to survive. c9600558-c563-4303-af1e-f2fed8fa40fbhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/dutch-showcases-with-artificial-recharge-for-restoring-the-water-balance-of-worlds-aquifers/4890Dutch showcases with artificial recharge for restoring the water balance of world's aquifersSome months ago, I volunteered to study the new UN report World Water Development Report, the fifth in a row. It was described to me as 'a truly comprehensive document'. Indeed it is. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-07-13T22:00:00ZSome months ago, I volunteered to study the new UN report World Water Development Report, the fifth in a row. It was described to me as 'a truly comprehensive document'. Indeed it is. c6ce458d-aae7-4f3b-be95-6adfcfc53831https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/a-social-license-to-operate-in-the-arctic/4850A Social License to Operate in the ArcticAs a Social (Policy) Consultant at Royal HaskoningDHV, one of my biggest passions is working on the societal aspects of industrial development in the Arctic, an area which is increasingly opening up due to climate change.Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-06-30T22:00:00ZAs a Social (Policy) Consultant at Royal HaskoningDHV, one of my biggest passions is working on the societal aspects of industrial development in the Arctic, an area which is increasingly opening up due to climate change.6e6e182b-39d4-405f-8663-911e5850f2b5https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/what-makes-a-smart-city-smart/4847What makes a Smart City SmartSmart cities are all the rage when it comes to addressing the urban challenge. But what does it actually mean to be smart as a city? Is it really all about the technology? We need to redefine what constitutes a "Smart City".Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-06-30T22:00:00ZSmart cities are all the rage when it comes to addressing the urban challenge. But what does it actually mean to be smart as a city? Is it really all about the technology? We need to redefine what constitutes a "Smart City".b1f3a89c-45f7-4c38-9154-05f839c0596fhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/where-have-all-the-big-ports-gone/4811Where have all the big ports goneWe have seen massive changes in the global economy affecting the distribution and volume of port markets in the UK, as well as changes to the regulatory framework and to the individuals in many of the organisations at the front line of water’s edge development.Tue, 23 Jun 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-06-23T22:00:00ZWe have seen massive changes in the global economy affecting the distribution and volume of port markets in the UK, as well as changes to the regulatory framework and to the individuals in many of the organisations at the front line of water’s edge development.ae2b6130-a557-4c14-85aa-537dfc99f226https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/is-it-time-for-eu-industries-to-seize-the-investment-moment/4797Is it time for EU Industries to seize the investment momentThe time is ripe for investment. It may seem paradoxical but this may be the only card that EU industry can play to avoid irreversibly falling behind. The question is, how?Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-06-21T22:00:00ZThe time is ripe for investment. It may seem paradoxical but this may be the only card that EU industry can play to avoid irreversibly falling behind. The question is, how?c658d613-a542-4a0f-81f5-a9e703e76cb7https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/high-speed-innovation-for-the-chemicals-industry/4755High-speed innovation for the chemicals industryEurope’s chemical industry is coming under increasing pressure from countries outside of the Euro Zone as it tries to adapt to the changing market demands. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-06-10T22:00:00ZEurope’s chemical industry is coming under increasing pressure from countries outside of the Euro Zone as it tries to adapt to the changing market demands. 0c9db31d-9d06-4c39-81c8-538fa08a2f26https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/data-centre-facility-vs-ict-professionals/4662Data Centre Facility vs ICT ProfessionalsTwo distinct ‘blood groups’ work at today’s data centres: data centre Facility Management (FM) and data centre ICT professionals (ICT Pros).Thu, 21 May 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-05-21T22:00:00ZTwo distinct ‘blood groups’ work at today’s data centres: data centre Facility Management (FM) and data centre ICT professionals (ICT Pros).75891558-7dd6-468f-9e0f-b9a557942fdahttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/eias-and-international-esias-in-former-soviet-union-countries/4659EIAs and International ESIAs in Former Soviet Union CountriesOne of the challenges for environmental specialists of the ex-Former Soviet Union countries (ex-FSU) is looking at the EIA/ESIA process from both the international and National requirements point of view.Wed, 20 May 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-05-20T22:00:00ZOne of the challenges for environmental specialists of the ex-Former Soviet Union countries (ex-FSU) is looking at the EIA/ESIA process from both the international and National requirements point of view.bc3bc915-7dcc-4812-afe1-d05beaaf9964https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/focus-on-collection-and-visitor-provides-opportunities-for-sustainability/1010Focus on collection and visitor provides opportunities for sustainabilityMuseums have become increasingly aware of sustainability issues in recent years, as reflected by the certificates they have obtained like BREEAM and LEED. Sun, 17 May 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-05-17T22:00:00ZMuseums have become increasingly aware of sustainability issues in recent years, as reflected by the certificates they have obtained like BREEAM and LEED. e21641c8-1ee2-4336-9ea9-8fe29337f9bahttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/its-all-about-the-farming-asset-management-for-real-estate/4591It’s all about the farming – asset management for real estateAll the players in the world of Real Estate have very different perspectives regarding buildings as assets.Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-04-29T22:00:00ZAll the players in the world of Real Estate have very different perspectives regarding buildings as assets.4fbd22ae-b5ce-44ae-8814-07ac2e36fe2bhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/doing-more-with-less-in-the-chemicals-industry-via-lean-production/1035Doing more with less in the chemicals industry via Lean ProductionThe EU’s chemicals industry is facing relentless competition on a global scale. The core issue today is the long-term affordability of access to raw materials and energy sources.Tue, 07 Apr 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-04-07T22:00:00ZThe EU’s chemicals industry is facing relentless competition on a global scale. The core issue today is the long-term affordability of access to raw materials and energy sources.d5ff3321-8e2a-4837-b2ce-4850eeb6a4aahttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/fragmented-management-creates-major-property-risks/4486Fragmented management creates major property risksFinancial institutions often see housing as self-evident but ‘non-core’. With the exception of the prestigious head office, office buildings are often at the bottom of the agenda. Is that justified?Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:00:00 Z2015-03-30T22:00:00ZFinancial institutions often see housing as self-evident but ‘non-core’. With the exception of the prestigious head office, office buildings are often at the bottom of the agenda. Is that justified?c87f884a-efcc-4bfe-9812-d28904a56304https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/asset-management-whats-in-it-for-me/4522Asset Management – what’s in it for me?One of the basic elements or objectives of asset management is to make the strategic goals of the organization specific, transparent and understandable so that everyone can contribute to their overall success.Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 Z2015-03-24T23:00:00ZOne of the basic elements or objectives of asset management is to make the strategic goals of the organization specific, transparent and understandable so that everyone can contribute to their overall success.88921686-38f0-436f-a8c7-a99df0aa315ehttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/risk-based-water-saving/1006Risk based water savingThe important challenges looking at new water recovery technologies: realistic computation of cost savings and pro-active risk assessment of potential water saving options.Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:00:00 Z2015-01-27T23:00:00ZThe important challenges looking at new water recovery technologies: realistic computation of cost savings and pro-active risk assessment of potential water saving options.b5d26b6a-44e4-4085-9a01-8d5020ed54f9https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/reducing-risk-of-flooding-in-serbia/1031Reducing Risk of Flooding in SerbiaThe DRR Team (Dutch Risk Reduction Team) represents the best in Dutch water expertise for rapid deployment at the request of foreign governments to prevent or minimise water-related disasters.Thu, 22 Jan 2015 23:00:00 Z2015-01-22T23:00:00ZThe DRR Team (Dutch Risk Reduction Team) represents the best in Dutch water expertise for rapid deployment at the request of foreign governments to prevent or minimise water-related disasters.95d1cc9a-d326-4433-8809-557064838dadhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/pas55-vs-d-iso-55000/4523PAS55 vs. ISO 55000In asset intensive organisations around the world, good asset management practices have evolved from many sources, converging over the last 30 years to international accord. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:00:00 Z2015-01-16T23:00:00ZIn asset intensive organisations around the world, good asset management practices have evolved from many sources, converging over the last 30 years to international accord. c1d35f32-6d93-470c-b7c4-6eff2424c452https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/the-view-from-seat-21c/4127The view from seat 21CIf we’re to continue to build a sustainable industry, there are a few things that need to happen next year.Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:00:00 Z2014-12-22T23:00:00ZIf we’re to continue to build a sustainable industry, there are a few things that need to happen next year.ab4f0b1e-d2d3-4bf1-96f8-d0572d7cbe79https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/major-accidents-and-the-new-offshore-safety-directive/1118Major accidents and the new offshore safety directiveIn the oil and gas industry several major accidents caused an impact that resulted in new legislation for improvement of safety.Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:00:00 Z2014-11-09T23:00:00ZIn the oil and gas industry several major accidents caused an impact that resulted in new legislation for improvement of safety.bf4a9520-9daf-40cb-8107-7de4d3cb8af5https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/applying-the-bowtie-method-to-determine-safety-indicators/4198Applying the BowTie method to determine safety indicatorsDifferent experiences and lessons learned from applying the BowTie method within (petro)chemical and pipeline companies. Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:00:00 Z2014-11-09T23:00:00ZDifferent experiences and lessons learned from applying the BowTie method within (petro)chemical and pipeline companies. 1d625b2f-d3c4-4dd1-b22d-d3324e1558a6https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/a-brief-history-of-the-circular-economy/4176A brief history of the circular economyToday the circular economy is a hot topic. But what is it exactly? And, where do you start?Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:00:00 Z2014-10-29T23:00:00ZToday the circular economy is a hot topic. But what is it exactly? And, where do you start?ff065282-d9b5-4a9b-81bb-9aed67c78b2ehttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/cities-c-people-before-project/4095Cities: people before projectBy 2050, 66% of the world’s population will live in urban areas, meaning our cities need to prepare themselves for another 2.5 billion people.Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:00:00 Z2014-10-29T23:00:00ZBy 2050, 66% of the world’s population will live in urban areas, meaning our cities need to prepare themselves for another 2.5 billion people.13d244a3-e081-4dcb-aff9-2c4305d8401bhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/the-challenge-for-food-security/1119The challenge for food securityAlternative models of product logistics are vital to provide enough food for future urban populations.Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:00:00 Z2014-10-13T22:00:00ZAlternative models of product logistics are vital to provide enough food for future urban populations.98d8dd39-051b-477a-bb80-3599e4f802f8https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/its-time-for-a-change/4140It's time for a changeWhat we get, what we add, what we forget: this is the main problem in current linear economy.Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:00:00 Z2014-10-09T22:00:00ZWhat we get, what we add, what we forget: this is the main problem in current linear economy.e163b91f-104c-466d-b02b-c027e4dc5794https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/shared-entrepreneurship-in-the-circular-economy/4130Shared entrepreneurship in the circular economyWill there really be a circular economy? My answer is yes, although there are still many hurdles to clear.Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:00:00 Z2014-09-21T22:00:00ZWill there really be a circular economy? My answer is yes, although there are still many hurdles to clear.8183bf2f-2165-4f85-9eb9-22a25b4a5626https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/urban-densification-the-sky-is-the-limit/1054Urban densification - the sky is the limitAlthough expansions on top of buildings are quite common, there are possibilities not seen by most clients, architects and engineers. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:00:00 Z2014-09-10T22:00:00ZAlthough expansions on top of buildings are quite common, there are possibilities not seen by most clients, architects and engineers. ec782aaf-d351-4918-9fe0-846546ccf578https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/indias-urban-future/4125India's urban futureOne third of the population of India lives in urban areas, but by 2050 that figure is expected to increase to half the total population.Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:00:00 Z2014-07-02T22:00:00ZOne third of the population of India lives in urban areas, but by 2050 that figure is expected to increase to half the total population.d4b5e0ac-0c60-488a-95e6-81bb026ffd00https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/blending-policy-and-practice-for-a-better-environment/4123Blending policy and practice for a better environmentThis month, the 25th anniversary of the first Dutch National Environment Policy Plan, providing us with a great opportunity to reflect on our contributions to the global environment. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:00:00 Z2014-06-02T22:00:00ZThis month, the 25th anniversary of the first Dutch National Environment Policy Plan, providing us with a great opportunity to reflect on our contributions to the global environment. 58360918-a894-43d8-b913-47ee6bbd6700https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/creating-experience-through-engineering/4126Creating experience through engineeringIn my experience, people tend to assume that engineers are inherently rational, logical and methodical; creating quantitative solutions to meet the needs of our clients. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:00:00 Z2014-04-14T22:00:00ZIn my experience, people tend to assume that engineers are inherently rational, logical and methodical; creating quantitative solutions to meet the needs of our clients. 3547bc72-48e6-4223-b16b-3c792d00fbe4https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/the-future-for-water-a-energy/4097The future for water & energyLook at some of the statistics surrounding water and energy and you’ll see why some think clean affordable water for all is not achievable this century.Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:00:00 Z2014-03-13T23:00:00ZLook at some of the statistics surrounding water and energy and you’ll see why some think clean affordable water for all is not achievable this century.f9ac2464-2b63-4b9c-bee3-d363a3abfccchttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/innovation-c-where-reality-matches-rhetoric/4129Innovation: where reality matches rhetoricGoogle the word ‘innovation’ and you’ll get 117 billion returns from a mix of different service, private, and public sector organisations all staking their claim to innovation. Sun, 09 Feb 2014 23:00:00 Z2014-02-09T23:00:00ZGoogle the word ‘innovation’ and you’ll get 117 billion returns from a mix of different service, private, and public sector organisations all staking their claim to innovation. 793726f0-3a15-4760-b248-411608e4f225https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/politiek-besluit-kan-een-miljard-euro-opleveren/6416Politiek besluit kan een miljard euro opleveren14de05d5-a591-4f3d-a157-5ad31b92e3bbhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/voorspelbare-informatie-als-sturing-voor-uw-asset-management-doelen/393Voorspelbare Informatie als sturing voor uw Asset Management doelen4d987926-462e-4748-92e2-f22784b787b8https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/meer-milieuzones-graag-en-minder-oude-diesels/5304Meer milieuzones graag - en minder oude diesels0eb95b74-ec33-400e-b380-8b8a01a084a9https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/meerdere-aanpakken-leiden-naar-een-duurzame-gemeente/493Meerdere aanpakken leiden naar een duurzame gemeentebe939e4b-f645-4683-92b7-3611d3ecf787https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/whats-next-in-energietransitie-een-maatschappelijk-perspectief/6216Whats next in energietransitie Een maatschappelijk perspectiefb62a60b5-9d72-4342-9fa9-ac15860137f2https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/vastgoed-certificeren-met-breeam/409Vastgoed certificeren met BREEAM9aae3a93-eb7d-49d0-a503-88bd9426c6a7https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/ik-doe-en-ik-begrijp/6271Ik doe en ik begrijpc01adf9e-1097-4fdd-b222-2603da950508https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/waar-welke-werklocatie/5311Waar Welke Werklocatie97a30495-1e42-4a42-a0ac-235ce2a20a58https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/gebouwen-van-de-toekomst-voorzien-op-maat-in-de-behoeften-van-de-gebruikers/5298Gebouwen van de toekomst voorzien op maat in de behoeften van de gebruikers38586475-3e25-4291-85f0-5ed5dc9ca652https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/20170119-in-5-stappen-naar-een-lokale-circulaire-gww/692920170119 In 5 stappen naar een lokale circulaire GWW71ef1cd8-7253-463a-81f1-6280c3a4e8d7https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/20160207-de-bekwame-en-gekwalificeerde-mer-expert-vanzelfsprekend-of-niet/695520160207 De bekwame en gekwalificeerde mer expert vanzelfsprekend of niete5679d77-8e3c-4c5a-b5f6-8bd2a37a11a8https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/20170309-ook-zin-in-de-omgevingswet/702120170309 Ook zin in de Omgevingswetcf319dde-e8e1-4a68-8dd7-6dcc3fa91c62https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/20170120-naar-een-lokale-circulaire-kunststofeconomie/693120170120 Naar een lokale circulaire kunststofeconomiea1d9ccb9-165a-4256-a6e8-b44296a961b9https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/urban/20161223-het-goede-van-dieselgate/689920161223 Het goede van dieselgate