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

News Archive

Young climate researchers in podcast series An 'easy-going’ science podcast with young researchers: scientists from Utrecht University talk about their research (and funny science facts) in the 'Makkelijk Praten' podcast. Drought expert Niko Wanders spoke about climate extremes, energy transition researcher Sanne Akerboom talked about the role of citizens in energy policy, and earth scientist Dr Peter Bijl about the evolution of the Antarctic ice sheet.
Utrecht University, Monday 7 October 2019
New book released: Local Consumption and Global Environmental Impacts The book describes how local consumption in urban areas is increasingly met by global supply chains. These often extend over large distances and have global environmental impact, contributing to pollution, water scarcity and deforestation. This book will be key reading for students in environmental sciences, sustainability sciences, ecological economies and geography. One of the authors is Klaus Hubacek, Professor at the Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG), University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
RU Groningen, Friday 27 September 2019
History Database of the Global Environment Human transformation of the earth started much earlier than previously thought. Permanent agriculture and livestock herding led to large-scale changes in natural ecosystems and greenhous gas emissions already thousands of years ago. Based on research at PBL and Utrecht University a paper was published in Science in August.
PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Friday 27 September 2019
Emerging substances in sewer and surface water in a model Researchers from the Nijmegen-based Institute for Water and Wetland Research are working on a calculation model to predict the impact substances such as medicine or industrial waste has on aquatic life. Measurements of 25 substances will be made in sewage and surface water at four locations in Nijmegen.
Radboud University Nijmegen, Thursday 26 September 2019
Virtual Water Marketplace with Jobs and Project opportunities Launch of Virtual Water Marketplace to connect Dutch water companies with IHE alumni.
IHE Delft, Thursday 26 September 2019
IPCC released report on the ocean and cryosphere in a changing climate This special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights the urgency of prioritizing timely, ambitious and coordinated action to address unprecedented changes in the ocean and cryosphere. The report reveals the benefits of ambitious and effective adaptation for sustainable development and, conversely, the escalating costs and risks of delayed action.
IPCC, Wednesday 25 September 2019
PhD Symposium Innovations for sustainability: Tackling water and climate change-related challenges (10-11 October 2019) The theme for the 2019 PhD symposium is “Innovations for Sustainability”. SDGs cannot be achieved without new ways to respond to the interrelated environmental, societal, and economic challenges we are facing today. Overcoming these challenges requires us to think of innovative and smarter solutions that can have positive impact on sustainable development.
SENSE, Monday 2 September 2019
One million euros for research into climate adaptation Dutch sandy coasts (Institute of Environmental Sciences) The C-SCAPE project has received funding of 1 million euros in the context of the NWO program ‘Living labs in the Dutch delta’. C-SCAPE, led by TU Delft, is a collaboration between the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), University Groningen, Deltares and HZ University of Applied Sciences. It aims to explore the long-term future of coastal protection in the Netherlands by evaluating sandy strategies and their societal impacts.
Thursday 18 July 2019
Lieke Melsen and Annette Janssen VENI laureates at WUR WUR SENSE fellows Annette Janssen and Lieke Melsen were awarded a NWO Veni grant worth 250,000 euros for their research on respectively the future of lakes in a changing world, and the human side of environmental modelling.
Wednesday 17 July 2019
4 million euro for training programme new experts in wildfires (WUR) The past two years were characterized by deadly wildfires in Southern Europe and an increasing number of wildfires in northern regions. This is a glimpse of what is expected in the future. The European Union assigns a 4 million euro grant to PyroLife, a project in which a new generation of experts will be trained in integrated wildfire management. Wageningen University & Research (WUR) will coordinate the project.
Monday 8 July 2019