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 research. Whether the strategy will be successful depends on multiple factors. Each of these factors will be researched in its own phase.

The project contains 5 phases:

  1. Urban metabolism (CO2 and nutrient cycles)
  2. Current and future land scarcity
  3. Potential food and energy production through floating development
  4. Evaluation of suitability for floating urbanization in various cities
  5. Implementation strategy for most promising cities

DeltaSync is currently working on the first phase. In this phase the nutrient cycles of three promising delta cities are being mapped in order to determine how these nutrients can be reused to produce food and biomass. In the research two methods are used which will be compared to each other.


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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