Newsletter Amsterdam Water Science
Thursday, 4 May 2017



Amsterdam Water Science showcased at NKWK Climate and Water Conference

Over 400 participants attended the NKWK Water and Climate conference that was held at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on 11 April. The conference was co-organised by Amsterdam Water Science and themed ‘New knowledge and opportunities’.


NKWK Water and Climate Conference: reports of the parallel sessions

Reports of the parallel sessions at the NKWK Water and Climate conference (Amsterdam, 11 April) are now available. Six parallel sessions were (co-)organised by Amsterdam Water Science.


Video impression of the NKWK Conference day

Check out this video impression of the conference day. 

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Dutch scientists chart coastal flooding: 50% more people at risk in 2080

Researchers from Deltares and the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM-VU) have studied the risk of flooding on all coasts throughout the world until the end of this century. 


Article Pim de Voogt among ES&T’s Best Papers 2016

The paper entitled 'Mind the Gap: Persistent and Mobile Organic Compounds—Water Contaminants That Slip Through' was selected as one of the Best Papers of 2016 of the prestigious journal "Environmental Science & Technology".


Weather extremes: Humans likely influence giant airstreams

A new paper by Dim Coumou (IVM-VU) and team show the increase of devastating weather extremes in summer is likely linked to human-made climate change, mounting evidence shows.




New department ‘Freshwater and Marine Ecology’ (FAME)

Starting 1 May, the University of Amsterdam has a new department ‘Freshwater and Marine Ecology’ (FAME). The new department is the result of a merge of the two research groups Aquatic Microbiology (AMB) and Aquatic Environmental Ecology (AEE).


Construction of Markermeer research vessel begins

After a successful fundraising campaign among donors to the Amsterdam University Fund last year, construction of a ship for ecological research in the waters of Markermeer began in late March.


Prestigious Vici grant for Dr Filip Meysman (IBED-UvA)

Dr Filip Meysman (Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics) has been awarded a prestigious Vici grant worth 1.5 million euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).




Sharing local and professional knowledge on flood risk in Borgharen

On 7 and 8 May 2017, a research team of the Institute for Environmental Studies (VU Amsterdam) organises a set of participatory activities in Borgharen with the objective of sharing the local and professional knowledge of regional flood risk.


‘Innovating Water Governance’ launches series of knowledge studios

The programme ‘Innovating Water Governance’ organised their first ‘knowledge studio’ on 12 April 2017. This workshop is part of a series meant to build a knowledge-action network.


Final presentation of AWS pilot projects

On 16 February, seven AWS funded pilot projects presented their results and future plans. The seven projects aimed and succeeded in bringing together students, researchers and stakeholders to actively get involved and work together.



  Friday, 30 June 2017 10.00

Symposium in honor of Lucas Stal

Prof. Lucas Stal will retire this year. In his honor, NIOZ and IBED are organizing a scientific symposium in Amsterdam. 

  Wednesday, 5 July 2017

MARE Conference 2017

The 2017 MARE Conference takes place 5-7 July 2017 and is themed 'Dealing with Maritime Mobilities'. Registration is now open.