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


12-12-2011 Dutch pioneers unite in new Floating Construction Platform

After a year of preperations the Floating Construction Platform was officially launched on friday, December 2. The platform aims at bringing together all initiatives concerning floating construction and help expand this field. The Netherlands are to produce succesful examples...[more]


18-10-2011 Conferences

In the coming months, DeltaSync will be present at a number of international congresses. These are:

On October 31st and November 1st the international conference Watercities in Transition will be held. It is organized as part of the International Water Week (IWW). During the...[more]


14-10-2011 NTA Floating constructions

The Floating constructions committee of the Dutch Standardization Institute has presented the Dutch Technical Agreement (NTA) 8111 at the Water, Living & Space Conference on October 13th. With this agreement municipalities have the oppertunity to check if floating buildings...[more]



28-09-2011 Roadshow Eigen Haard

On september 27th DeltaSync facilitated a roadshow at housing association Eigen Haard in collaboration with Tauw and Deltares. The roadshow was held to support the company's development of knowledge and to enrich its innovation programme. 

The roadshow is an interactive...[more]


21-09-2011 Business case DNE

Together with the company 4-Tune, DeltaSync has been working on a business case for the Floating Utility Unit (DNE). The business case shows that for a house or building with living function, the pay back period is a maximum of 14 years. For an office function this is 19 years....[more]


05-07-2011 Prime Minister Nordrhein Westfalen meets DeltaSync

On thursday 16th of June, the Prime minister of the German state Nordrhein Westfalen, Hanneke Kraft, visited Yes!Delft. She made a tour through the building and spoke with several young entrepeneurs. DeltaSync was one of them. Ms. Kraft said to be very impressed by the...[more]


20-06-2011 FloodproBE stakeholder meeting

The second stakeholder meeting of FloodproBE was from May 18th till 20th in Trondheim. Several participants from the case studie cities were gathered to discuss the preliminary results.

FloodProBE is a European research project with the objective of providing cost-effective...[more]


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