Royal HaskoningDHV Bloghttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/feedRoyal HaskoningDHV Blogc8f78a3a-0635-477a-bf29-69737e4bbdd4https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/the-need-for-speed-c-creating-fast-opening-large-dry-dock-gates/7737The need for speed: creating fast opening, large dry dock gatesThe 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.Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 Z2018-01-11T00:00:00ZThe 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.c095ef39-e549-45da-982c-3cb718484262https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/new-eia-regulations-what-has-really-changed-q/7663New EIA Regulations - what has really changed? 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.Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-11-21T00:00:00ZOn 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.fc296adf-b78d-4b63-ba1d-ac065c838247https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/following-natures-lead-in-closing-cycles/7622Following nature’s lead in closing cycles 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.Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-11-01T00:00:00ZOver 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.de76d255-e430-435e-9386-1a6fab96de1chttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/solving-bolivias-water-shortage-the-dutch-way/7605Solving Bolivia's water shortage the Dutch wayWe 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. Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 Z2017-10-24T00:00:00ZWe 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. 86d60d47-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.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.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?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.4d987926-462e-4748-92e2-f22784b787b8https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/meer-milieuzones-graag-en-minder-oude-diesels/5304Meer milieuzones graag - en minder oude diesels