18-11-2013 TEDxTalk Rutger de Graaf online

This week the TEDx video of Rutger de Graaf was published online. In this video he is talking about the need of floating cities.

Most of the bigger cities in the world are located along the coast. Every day around 150.000 people move to the city. This means that in 2100 4.5 billion people will live in cities. Combined with an ever-growing consumption this means an increase in farmland of 100% already in 2050. Land is lost due to the sea level rise and more land is needed to produce bio fuels. Eventually this means a future land scarcity of 22 million square kilometres, the size of North America.

The solution to this problem? Seventy percent of our planet is water. A lot of cities are located along the coast. New cities can be built on the water and use the waste products of the coastal cities to produce food and energy, for example in the form of floating algae farms.

To watch the whole video, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0deiRRqWLgU


10-04-2014 In the press

The press was very much interested in the work of DeltaSync in the past months. Publications and interviews include the Guardian, Sky News and BBC Radio. You can read the news article on The Guardian here Watch the Sky News video here[more]


10-04-2014 Study on potential of floating urbanization in delta cities

Together with the Rotterdam University of Applied Science and the BlueRevolution Foundation DeltaSync is conducting research on the potential of floating urbanization for individual delta cities around the world. The BlueRevolution strategy is used as a starting point for the...[more]



19-03-2014 Aqua Dock project launches at RDM Campus Rotterdam

On March 12th at the RDM Campus in Rotterdam the Aqua Dock was launched. Aqua Dock will be the location for testing, demonstrating and producing of innovations on water. It is a co-production of the City of Rotterdam, the Port of Rotterdam, Rotterdam University of Applied...[more]


12-03-2014 Project on Floating Urbanization and Water Quality starts

On March 6 the Floating Urbanization and Water Quality consortium started. The objective of the project is to collect and develop knowledge about the effects of floating urbanization on water quality and ecology. The consortium consists of 3 water boards, 4 cities, 4...[more]


05-03-2014 DeltaSync receives excellent rating from two new clients

Two new clients of DeltaSync recently completed our client survey. Both gave an excellent rating to the work of DeltaSync. They were asked to assess the performance of the company on various indicators such as creativity, quality and knowledge level. The Dutch Ministry of...[more]


23-01-2014 FloodProBE project finished

After 4 years the FloodProBE project finally came to an end. FloodProBE is a research project within the European Seventh Framework Programme, which focuses on researching technologies to protect urban areas against flooding. DeltaSync, as one of the involved parties, focused on...[more]



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