Over 140 thousand homes in the Netherlands will flood during heavy rain showers. At least 76 thousand other buildings, such as schools and shops, are also at risk of major damage due to flooding, according to research by RTL Nieuws and consultancy and engineering firm Arcadis.
Arcadis signed a 11.6 million dollar deal with the American city of Norfolk to help protect the city from flooding, the consulting and engineering firm announced. Part of the water management knowledge will be provided by Arcadis Nederland, ANP reports.
The deal involves coming up with a plan to help the city, located in the state of Virginia, be better protected against and prepared for flooding. Dutch knowledge institutes and the Dutch embassy in Washington are also participating in the project.
A gondola line over the IJ river in Amsterdam is gaining support. Such a cable car line over the river could play an important role in improving traffic flows between Amsterdam-Noord, West and Oost, engineering firm Arcadis concludes in their feasibility investigation.
Both Amsterdam and Rotterdam made it to the top 20 of the 100 best cities in the world to live on Arcadis' Sustainable Cities Index. Amsterdam is in 11th place, Rotterdam made it to 19th
Scientists at TU Delft sharply criticized the conclusions of a study into the risk of earthquake damage to homes and buildings on the edge of the Groningen gas field. The scientists found that the number of buildings examined in the study was too small to make a general statement or draw a conclusion
Some 800 families living in Merwedepolder, Dordrecht are living atop an old landfill where DuPont dumped their waste, possibly including toxic C8 from its Teflon factory
Twelve of the largest Dutch companies spent a massive $19.14 million lobbying politicians in the United States last year. Dutch spending on lobbying activities in the U.S. increased by 2 percent compared to 2014
Dutch engineering firm Arcadis is involved in an investigation by the Brazilian authorities into corruption at a large water management project in norther Brazil, the company confirmed on Monday. According to the press release, Arcadis is "providing information" and "fully cooperating" with the Brazilian authorities in the investigation.
Pieter Dijk has announced his resignation as director of Amsterdam North/South subway line project. This happened shortly after Imtech's bankruptcy drew question marks on whether the line's delivery date of October 2017 will be reachable.
A Dutch company will receive 21 million euro to ensure that another super storm will not flood the subway stations of New York.
Dutch engineer and advice firm Arcadis and Amsterdam architecture firm One Architecture are going to hear confirmation today that they will build a new levee for Manhattan as a flood protection measure.
The Dutch minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans (PvdA) will "shortly" be traveling to Saudi Arabia to try and find a solution for the conflict that arose around the anti-Islam sticker action of Geert Wilders. His spokesperson told press office Novum this morning that there are "good indications" that the conflict can be solved.