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


Inaugural address Fulco Ludwig (WUR): Energy and agriculture compete for water in changing climate How to globally supply food and energy production with enough water, remaing enough for nature, in a climate that continues to get dryer? In his inaugural address at Wageningen University and Research on 22 June prof. Fulco Ludwig gives an overview of deminishing water currents and offers perspectives for governments and individual farmers.
Wednesday 21 June 2017
Inauguration Violette Geissen (WUR): 'Standards are desperately needed for plastic and pesticide contamination in soil' In addition to plastic in the oceans, plastic contamination in arable land throughout Europe and other parts of the world is a growing problem. No standards exist for these types of soil pollutants, nor for pesticide residues or their degradation products. For this reason, Professor Violette Geissen is calling for standards to be implemented. On 15 June, Geissen delivered her inaugural address as professor holding a personal chair at Wageningen University & Research.
Wednesday 21 June 2017
What will happen if Trump withdraws from Paris Agreement An interview with Professor Detlef van Vuuren about the G-7 conference that starts today. Will Trump step out of the Paris Agreement?
Tuesday 20 June 2017
Professor Eddy Moors new Rector IHE Delft Professor Eddy Moors will become the new Rector of IHE Delft. He was officially introduced at the Institute’s 60th Anniversary Conference. Eddy Moors will succeed Dr. Fritz Holzwarth, who has been Rector ad interim for the past 1,5 years. Professor Moors will start on 1 July.
Thursday 1 June 2017
SENSE group Environmental Technology (WU) contributes to sustainable urban development in China The Environmental Technology Group of Wageningen UR (ETE) has started contributing to solve environmental problems related to big cities in China. In close collaboration with WIMEK (the Wageningen SENSE partner) and ETE, Tsinghua University will setup a new research institute in Suzhou, aimed at sustainable urban development. ETE researcher and SENSE PhD candidate Wei-Shan Chen is facilitating this collaboration using Dutch experience and technology.
Tuesday 30 May 2017
Comprehensive overview of the various aspects of energy meteorology: From model field to power yield The symposium “From model field to power yield” was organized @ Wageningen University on May 11, 2017. The topic of energy meteorology receives increasing attention, but there are few research and education groups that deal with it. One of the goals of the symposium was to establish a comprehensive overview of the various aspects of meteorology in the energy sector, that is now disseminated on the symposium website.
Wednesday 24 May 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