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What will protect us from the next surge? 

June 06, 2013

Researchers at Rice University found that had Ike struck slightly farther west on Galveston Island, it would have inundated scores of chemical plants and refineries. Ike would have shut down the source of 40 percent of the nation's jet fuel, 27 percent of its gasoline and 42 percent of its chemical feed stocks.

To protect industry and residents from another Ike, or worse, several storm-surge protection efforts are underway, including the well-known Ike Dike concept.(read more..)

The destruction brought by Hurricane Ike in 2008 focused attention on the need for storm surge protection for the Galveston-Houston area.

Dutch Delta Program Commissioner Wins 2013 INFORMS Edelman Award, World Series of Analytics, Operations Research 

April 09, 2013

SAN ANTONIO, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Dutch Delta Program Commissioner, whose work to prevent flooding created notice in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, won the 2013 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences at a banquet sponsored by the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) in San Antonio tonight.

The Dutch Delta Program Commissioner, whose work to prevent flooding created notice in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, won the 2013 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences (Read more…)

Deltares: Franz Edelman Award for Optimization of Dutch Dike Standards 

April 09, 2013

 

The ‘Economically Efficient Flood Standards to Protect the Netherlands against Flooding’ project, which calculated the optimal design for Dutch dikes, has won the prestigious Franz Edelman Award in Texas.

Deltares came in ahead of five other finalists, including Baosteel, Chevron, Dell, Kroger and McKesson.(Read more..)

Royal Netherlands Embassy Issues New Economic Report: 

March 20, 2013

 

Dutch-American Ties Support nearly 680,000 Jobs in the United States; A 9% Increase from 2010. Texas Leads the Nation in Job Creation from Dutch-US Economic Ties with 98,271 jobs.

A new report by the Royal Netherlands Embassy shows the continuing strength of the economic ties between the United States and the Netherlands supported nearly 680,000 American jobs in 2011, an increase of 9 percent from the previous year. (Read more…)

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