Period2 Feb 2022

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitlePollard willows stop waves
    Media name/outletTU Delft News
    Media typeWeb
    Duration/Length/Size1 pag.
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date2/02/22
    DescriptionMuch is being said about how nature can help to protect us from flooding. Forests, for example, could play a role in dampening the waves that approach a dike. Until now, however, there has been little quantitative evidence of how trees function under extreme conditions. How well do trees dampen waves during a big storm and when do they break? To quantify this, in 2018 Deltares, TU Delft and NIOZ tested a 40 metres wide forest of typical Dutch pollard willows in the world's largest wave flume, the Delta Flume. The trees were attacked by large waves of up to two and a half metres high. The results show that trees are well suited for dampening waves. This week, the team of researchers published the first results in Scientific Reports. The article provides insight into how we can best make use of trees and the power of nature for our water safety.
    Producer/AuthorWeb editors
    URLhttps://www.tudelft.nl/en/2022/citg/pollard-willows-stop-waves
    PersonsB. Hofland, B.K. van Wesenbeeck, S.A. Kalloe, A. Gijón Mancheño