Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

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Hydropower has potential to provide half of global electricity needs According to scientists at Utrecht University, hydropower could provide enough electricity to supply almost half of the world, but this was not widely known up to now as only limited information about the potential was available. The researchers published their findings in the scientific journal Nature Energy on 18 September.
Monday 2 October 2017
A better global environment through globalisation Globalisation has mostly negative connotations with market forces and free trade as the driver of the economy and with major influence over policy and culture. But as Prof. Simon Bush, professor of Environmental Policy, contends in his inaugural address to Wageningen University & Research on 7 September, globalisation can also have a positive impact on the environment.
Monday 2 October 2017
Finally political attention for heat stress Heat stress is a prominent topic which, according to the Cabinet, deserves serious attention in the decades to come. The State Opening of the Dutch Parliament (Prinsjesdag) will see the publication of the Delta Plan for Spatial Adaptation, a plan that details measures for containing the damage caused by water, heat stress, drought and flooding because of climate change. In a recent letter to the Dutch House of Representatives on the subject, State Secretary for Infrastructure & the Environment Sharon Dijksma refers to work carried out by ESG, including the Climate Effect Atlas, the Impact project in Zeeland, the UrbanClimAd app, the REALCOOL project and the development of an intricate weather forecast model that will eventually be able to predict heat right down to street level.
Monday 2 October 2017
Dutch climate experts join forces Fourteen Dutch knowledge organisations, including SENSE partners Utrecht University and the University of Twente, have joined forces to provide government bodies and companies in the Netherlands and abroad with better policy advice on adapting to the enormous challenges posed by climate change. On 31 August, they signed agreements to establish the Netherlands Consortium on Climate Change Adaptation (CCCA). The consortium will integrate knowledge and expertise from various sectors and disciplines. This will allow them to respond more effectively to the complex policy questions raised by rapid warming and in the context of global sustainable development goals.
Sunday 1 October 2017
Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Dr. Roshanka Ranasinghe, UNESCO-IHE and University of Twente Prof. Dr. Roshanka (Rosh) Ranasinghe, who holds the AXA Chair in Climate Change Impacts and Coastal Risk at the Department of Water Science and Engineering gave his inaugural lecture at the University of Twente on 10th November.
Monday 12 December 2016
DenkTank zoekt Promovendi - Meld je nu aan voor de Nationale DenkTank 2016! Ben je creatief, onafhankelijk en ondernemend? Werk je graag samen met een multidisciplinair team en wil je bijdragen aan de maatschappij? Meld je dan vóór 17 april aan voor de Nationale DenkTank 2016!
Tuesday 8 March 2016