CDR participates in RVO Water as Leverage workshop in Khulna Bangladesh, presided by Henk Ovink, with the Design Team consisting of : Defacto, Nelen & Schuurmans, Royal HaskoningDHV, Wageningen University, Dutch Public Works, DevCon, Khulna University and leading partner CDR International. Henk Ovink is the first appointed Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Minister Kaag of Foreign Trade & Development opened the 100th PIB program (Partners for International Business).
The 100th PIB program revolves around domestic waterways in Vietnam. Dutch companies excel in the dredging of waterways and in the development of ports. Vietnam can use this knowledge and expertise well.
To meet Vietnamese demand, Dutch companies have united in a PIB program. In addition, a government-to-government program is being set up under the direction of Rijkswaterstaat (Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management). This must result in an integral policy approach for the waterway corridor at Ho Chi Minh City.
This ‘Dutch approach’ must then also be implemented in other parts of the country.
CDR and its partners have been awarded the subsidy Water as Leverage for Resilience Cities Asia to carry out the project “Khulna as a water inclusive enclave”.
CDR and its partners have been awarded a D2B (Development to Build) subsidy to carry out the Mao river bank protection.
The project will focus on the overall objective of the D2B project, which is to identify suitable and sustainable infrastructural flood protection intervention(s) and / or mitigation intervention(s) alongside the Mao River in order to reduce Gelephu’s vulnerability to floods of the Mao River.
The sub goals of the Develop2Build project are: (1) Answering the question if river training of the Mao River is possible, and if so to what extent. (2) Define the need and suitable and sustainable locations and intervention(s) for land reclamation alongside both banks of Mao River.
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BREAKWATERHEALTHSCAN® is a fresh joint initiative by CDR International, Van der Meer Consulting, DEEP and SKEYE with the aim to provide an efficient all-inclusive service product in the marine and maritime industry, viz. a thorough check on the condition of breakwaters and revetments, in particular in offshore, coastal and estuarian areas. Those can be breakwaters for port entrances, but also groynes, revetments and detached breakwater structures for coastal protection. The checks and scans will be done above and under water and the results will be presented into one actual digital geometric entity. The partners are renowned globally operating companies that are adopting highest standard scanning and processing tools and procedures as well as highly specialised and knowledgeable experts and specialists in marine structures engineering.
The services will be relevant for instance for Port Authorities, Marine Contractors, Insurance Companies, Project Developers and Financiers, Marine Consultants and Land Concessionaires.
Situations that demand the services can be in case of immediate damage repair, general rehabilitation and overhaul, upgrade for new environmental conditions, expansion of the structures, adjacent developments such as reclamations against the structure, analyses if poor construction methodologies seem to be the case and maybe some design issues.
For more information on BREAKWATERHEALTHSCAN®, we kindly refer to www.breakwaterhealthscan.com and by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A group of 20 “Hydraulic Engineering Student Association (waterbouwdispuut)” students from the Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) visited Sri Lanka as part of their study tour. CDR donated time and funding to show them the Land Reclamation Project in Colombo Port City and the Hambantota Port Development Project in Sri Lanka.
See also www.waterbouwdispuut.nl
We are proud to announce that starting august 2017 Laurens Poelhekke will be posted in Hanoi, Vietnam for CDR International through the Young Expert Programme (YEP) and in cooperation with VINWATER.
The YEP-programme (www.yepprogrammes.com) is jointly funded through the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP, www.nwp.nl ) and gives young experts the opportunity to gain experience abroad. The young experts are supported by the programme through an intensive three week training course and coaching for two years. This year the YEP-group consisted of 30 young experts from over 13 different countries. Whom together followed the three week training course focussing on personal development (through MBTI), intercultural communication, facilitation, conflict management & mediation, negation and masterclasses on the themes of water, food and the development of business cases.
Laurens Poelhekke will work closely together & share office space with VINWATER (www.vinwater.com.vn) in Hanoi. VINWATER is the Vietnam Netherlands Center for Water and Environment. Founded as the result of a long-standing relationship between Vietnam and The Netherlands, particularly the strong partnership between the Vietnam Water Resource University and the Delft University of Technology. VINWATER is a science and technology organization that aims to further facilitate the cooperation between the two countries in the Water Sector.
In posting Laurens in Hanoi, CDR is expanding its international ambitions in doing business in South East Asia. CDR aims to collaborate with national partners on the topics of Inland Waterway Transport, Port Development, Coastal Erosion, Flood Protection, Coastline Development and Protection, Inland Water Resource Management (IWRM) but also on the nexus of water and agrofood.
CDR wishes Laurens Poelhekke the best of luck with his posting in Hanoi, Vietnam!
From November 21-24, 2016 CDR’s Dirk Heijboer and Harrie Laboyrie participate in the Dutch Trade Delegation to Indonesia that is organised by the Dutch government and represented by prime minister Mark Rutte, minister Lilianne Ploumen (International Trade & Development Cooperation), minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen (Infrastructure & Environment), and secretary of state Sharon Dijksma (Infrastructure & Environment). The purpose of the mission is for Indonesia and The Netherlands to create a sustainable future together.
Raw Data as Information Source – Model for Remediation Design Study of Southeast Asian Port Basin.
Authors: Bas van de Sande (CDR International), Eelco Bijl (CDR International), Jelle Tamminga (DEEP).
CDR International in cooperation with DEEP have written an article on the extensive site survey as performed for the remediation design study of a Port Basin in South-east asia. This site survey included a detailed bathymetric survey using a double multibeam system and a drone survey. As very high detail was required for the whole facing for proper analysis, the raw measured data was used as 3D model without any further post-processing as this may lead to loss of data.
More on can be found on: http://www.hydro-international.com/content/article/raw-data-as-information-source