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Embrace Digital Disruption

Imagine, for a moment, life without personal computers. We have become so accustomed to instant access to news and information, that the loss of it would completely transform our way of life. In today’s technology-driven society, that is a difficult thing to picture. But a

Tackling the big issues

It is fascinating to see how thousands of students and researchers at Wageningen University & Research Centre devote themselves to studying the major societal issues of today. Their projects are concerned with the sustainable supply of food and resources, the development of

Almost impossible wishlists

Society has surrounded itself with various infrastructures and networks: drinking water supply, water defences, electricity, gas, telecommunications, roads and rail, drainage and sanitation, and so forth. Engineers have played a major part in the creation of these

People behind the seawall

If adequate precautions are not taken, one third of Jakarta will be flooded in approximately 25 years’ time. On average the Indonesian capital is sinking by some 7.5 centimetres per year, while sea levels continue to rise and precipitation continues to increase. Over 20

Making Xai-Xai more resilient

The development of downtown Xai-Xai - a city on the coast of southern Mozambique - is complicated by flood risks, the risk of inundation of lower-lying areas, and ever-increasing traffic congestion in the centre of town.

Singapore as a global model of a ‘Healthy City’

In times of population growth, providing healthy environments for citizens is one of the challenges faced by Singapore and other metropolitan cities. The Healthy City concept focuses on enhancing factors that determine health. The concept, developed by OKRA Landscape Architects,

Restoration of fish channels

The region of Atyrau in Kazakhstan is an important breeding ground for sturgeon and a key area for associated commercial fishing activities. Following a period of retreating water levels in the Caspian Sea in the mid-twentieth century, fish channels were constructed as a

Good results in 2015

Witteveen+Bos can look back on a successful year. In 2015 we worked on interesting projects of all sizes throughout the world. Our revenue increased from 119 million euros in 2014 to 130 million euros in 2015. The workforce also grew: the company welcomed its one thousandth

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