Role in RISC-KIT: The main tasks of UNESCO-IHE within RISC-KIT will be (i) validate the prediction of total water level due to tide, surge, wave setup, infragravity waves, short wave runup, for schematized (WP2) and complex (WP3) coastlines; for combinations of dunes, boulevards, dikes, houses, including effect of morphological changes where relevant (e.g. inundation after erosion of dunes); (ii) lead the modelling of the Kristianstad site (WP5).
Description: The UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education was established in 2003. It carries out research, education and capacity building activities in the fields of water, environment and infrastructure, as a successor to IHE Delft, which was founded in 1957.
With its integration into UNESCO its strategy has been to enhance its scientific profile, by offering fully accredited MSc programmes and extensive PhD research in close collaboration with Dutch universities. It has recently joined the SENSE research school and has currently around 140 PhD students.
The Coastal Engineering and Port Development specialization’s research focuses on modelling coastal processes, for short-term coastal hazards prediction, for evaluating long-term morphodynamic changes in tidal basins, estuaries and on open coasts, and in assessing climate change impacts on coasts.
Lead person: Dano Roelvink
Professor of Coastal Engineering and Port Development with 28 years of experience in coastal engineering and research.