Royal HaskoningDHV Bloghttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/feedRoyal HaskoningDHV Blogddfa57ec-77d9-4a5a-b4c7-adfe76d26512https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/demonstrating-aerobic-granular-sludge-benefits-the-american-way/8324Demonstrating aerobic granular sludge benefits the American wayTwo years ago, we brought our fully biological, advanced wastewater treatment solution, Nereda®, to the United States. Even with continuous strong interest in aerobic granular sludge technology, North America surprisingly was the only continent without installations.Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 Z2018-09-18T00:00:00ZTwo years ago, we brought our fully biological, advanced wastewater treatment solution, Nereda®, to the United States. Even with continuous strong interest in aerobic granular sludge technology, North America surprisingly was the only continent without installations.4269ad19-f003-46d5-8728-8d79e1a45d7bhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/when-an-ethical-choice-becomes-an-economical-one/8243When an ethical choice becomes an economical one Many companies today are torn between the desire to behave ethically and the pressures on their bottom line. The opportunity to find solutions that work on both levels inspires and motivates Marco Kerstholt of Royal HaskoningDHV’s Industrial Wastewater team in South Africa.Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 Z2018-08-20T00:00:00ZMany companies today are torn between the desire to behave ethically and the pressures on their bottom line. The opportunity to find solutions that work on both levels inspires and motivates Marco Kerstholt of Royal HaskoningDHV’s Industrial Wastewater team in South Africa.de876ffa-1a7e-48a9-8ed4-33ed7d3aac58https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/never-go-shopping-when-youre-hungry/8247Never go shopping when you’re hungry…An expensive trip to the supermarket reminds Kirshen Naidoo of the importance of planning as he urges clients to think ahead when it comes to water projects in the industrial environment. Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 Z2018-08-20T00:00:00ZAn expensive trip to the supermarket reminds Kirshen Naidoo of the importance of planning as he urges clients to think ahead when it comes to water projects in the industrial environment. 2beafcfc-ae7e-4f3d-a3aa-e9437184e82chttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/household-management-for-engineers/8244Household management for engineersRoy Gent, process engineer for Royal HaskoningDHV’s Industrial Wastewater team in South Africa, recently gained a new perspective on improving efficiency. Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 Z2018-08-20T00:00:00ZRoy Gent, process engineer for Royal HaskoningDHV’s Industrial Wastewater team in South Africa, recently gained a new perspective on improving efficiency. 931b9f11-a1cf-469c-8158-ef083fe782bbhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/mining-the-blue-gold/8245Mining the ‘Blue Gold’The mining industry has been through a challenging downturn in recent years. Kirshen Naidoo discusses how Royal HaskoningDHV can help improve their efficiency and sustainability for the long term. Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:00 Z2018-08-20T00:00:00ZThe mining industry has been through a challenging downturn in recent years. Kirshen Naidoo discusses how Royal HaskoningDHV can help improve their efficiency and sustainability for the long term. 82c7a647-9ec5-4e7d-aa60-35956e6b7c3fhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/award-winning-bridge-unlocks-the-future-for-a-rural-south-african-town/8242Award winning bridge unlocks the future for a rural South African townA new bridge in rural South Africa has won a regional engineering award for technical excellence. We spoke to Mandla Biyela, Transport and Planning Director for Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa, to learn more about how this project is helping to change the lives of people in the region.Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 Z2018-08-14T00:00:00ZA new bridge in rural South Africa has won a regional engineering award for technical excellence. We spoke to Mandla Biyela, Transport and Planning Director for Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa, to learn more about how this project is helping to change the lives of people in the region.590519fe-75c7-4fdc-b272-04fc6a60a43fhttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/transport/smart-ports-the-future-for-the-shipping-industry/8071Smart Ports – The Future for the Shipping IndustryPorts are now applying technologies never used in the maritime industry before. Predictive maintenance, 3D modelling and digital data collection mean that can perform digital simulations and scenario testing, saving time and money and aiding decision making. Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:00 Z2018-05-08T00:00:00ZPorts are now applying technologies never used in the maritime industry before. Predictive maintenance, 3D modelling and digital data collection mean that can perform digital simulations and scenario testing, saving time and money and aiding decision making. c6bbedfe-a83a-40a2-975f-b1003779990ahttps://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/size-matters-especially-in-asia/8000Size matters – especially in Asia!The global roll-out of Nereda® technology is fast gaining momentum. Royal HaskoningDHV has recently received the first Nereda purchase orders for the States and now has projects in Europe, Africa, North America, South America and Australia/Oceania. We are currently piloting Nereda technology in Asia, the obvious large player missing in the fast growing Nereda reference list.Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 Z2018-04-04T00:00:00ZThe global roll-out of Nereda® technology is fast gaining momentum. Royal HaskoningDHV has recently received the first Nereda purchase orders for the States and now has projects in Europe, Africa, North America, South America and Australia/Oceania. We are currently piloting Nereda technology in Asia, the obvious large player missing in the fast growing Nereda reference list.9e3df1e9-2fc5-4753-a0cd-fbd8bea2c537https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/industrial/royal-haskoningdhv-joins-buildingsmart-international-to-lead-the-charge-for-better-information-management/7992Royal HaskoningDHV joins buildingSMART International to lead the charge for Better Information ManagementIt’s not going to be long before all assets in the built environment have a digital twin. It may sound futuristic, but Royal HaskoningDHV is contributing to that vision, today.Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 Z2018-03-29T00:00:00ZIt’s not going to be long before all assets in the built environment have a digital twin. It may sound futuristic, but Royal HaskoningDHV is contributing to that vision, today.10a2b0f4-2a81-4a54-aa3c-bcfffa40c238https://www.royalhaskoningdhv.com/en-gb/blog/water/organising-chaos/7830Organising chaosMartijn Karelse, Project Manager and Hydraulic Engineer discusses how the latest digital developments are allowing the Go-Wa dike team to keep their options open.Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 Z2018-01-29T00:00:00ZMartijn Karelse, Project Manager and Hydraulic Engineer discusses how the latest digital developments are allowing the Go-Wa dike team to keep their options open.c8f78a3a-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.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. 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.