Deltares is a leading independent institute for applied research and high-end consultancy, operating worldwide in the field of water and subsurface. More than 800 specialists develop innovative insights to make living safe, sustainable and economically successful. Through many collaborative missions, seminars and projects Deltares shares its breakthroughs on Flood Risk Management, Environment, Water and Subsoil Resources, Delta Infrastructure, Adaptive Delta Planning and advanced Software Products with the World Bank.
Through the Water Partnership Program (WPP, a joint partnership between the World Bank and the Governments of the Netherlands) Deltares has supported the World Bank in the Philippines by providing technical assistance on dredging operations in river basins, developing advanced flood inundation models (using Lidar datasets) meanwhile capacitating local engineers in advanced modeling techniques. Another project included a coastal engineering study to prevent flooding in Manila and carrying out detailed assessments on upgrading of pumping stations in Manila.
Since SCOPEinsight was founded in 2010, they have pioneered in developing innovative, universally-applicable assessment tools that measure the level of farmer professionalism in emerging markets. SCOPEinsight believes farmer professionalism is the key to structural transformation of the agricultural sector, and by providing business intelligence they aim to increase transparency in the agricultural market, lower investment risks, and increase business opportunities for stakeholders in and around the agricultural value chain.
This morning the second edition of 2016 NL4WorldBank was published. In this edition the focus is on a Dutch company success story as well as the new developments in procurement and App’s.
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On December 2, 2015 the Minister of Disaster Management and Relief, Hon. Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury (Maya) Bir Bikram, MP, handed over four Search and Rescue Boats, built by Dutch Health BV, to the National Coast Guard of Bangladesh. This project was financed by the World Bank.
Full article in Dutch, only excerpt in English.
In developing countries the traditional channel plays a very large rol, with often 50% of all commercial trade being conducted through these channels. To develop a city sustainably, city logistics is an important topic in policy and rules. However, policy also needs to be evaluated in the context of the city in question, with proper data as the basis.
Below a case-study in Casablanca, Morocco, by Alain Broft.