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


05-04-2011 Graduation project: Affordable sustainable floating houses

Two students from the Avans, University of applied sciences, did their final project on sustainable floating housing. DeltaSync coached them in this project.

The motivation for their research is the combination of a shortage of space for water storage on the one hand, and a...[more]


24-03-2011 Masterclass 'Living with Water in Haaglanden'

On March 24th the conference 'Living with Water in Haaglanden' was held at the office of Deltares in Delft. During the meeting, the participants met in water arenas and workshops to work actively with new knowledge and insights on water, environment and climate...[more]


14-02-2011 Junior TU Delft

For the third time the faculty Civil engineering and Geosciences organized the Junior TU Delft, a course for motivated highschool students. Five groups made a design for a floating city accompanied by Maurits Ertsen en Sandra Junier.

The students were lectured on...[more]


19-01-2011 Floating Games on the IJ

Floating Games on the IJ, in the heart of Amsterdam. A unique oppertunity to connect all Netherlands excellence.

Olympic Games on the IJ, on the border of the historic and the new city. With a temporary and mobile character for the Olympic locations and facilities. This...[more]


21-12-2010 Seasonal greetings

DeltaSync wishes you a merry christmas and a happy New Year!

We are looking forward to work with you in the future.

The DeltaSync Team[more]


08-12-2010 Strategic partnership Floating Life

DeltaSync and Floating Life have signed a strategic partnership in November. The will work together on organic, flexible urban development on the water in Almere. Both have the ambition to realize big scale floating urbanization. Decentralized water and energy supply through the...[more]


25-10-2010 Symposium on Floating Pavilion

On 1 October 2010 a special session was held on the Floating Pavilion for the Deltas in times of climate change conference in Rotterdam (www.climatedeltaconference.org). Key organizations who worked on this project gave a presentation on this project. The full program can be...[more]


19-10-2010 First water lots Harnaschpolder sold!

On October 18th the first three waterlots in de Harnaschpolder, Delft were sold. This means that three enthousiastic groups of people can start with the design and planning of their water house.

Two waterlots are still available. If you're interested please contact DeltaSync. [more]


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