Amsterdam Water Science in the Amsterdam AMS Magazine
The 6th Amsterdam 2016/2017 AMS Magazine acknowledges the Amsterdam Water Science consortium as a Living Lab, where innovation in the field of water science and Amsterdam water-rich environment serve as a testing ground for the group’s research and education.
Mastering the science of water
Journalist Steven McCarron interviewed the AWS Coordinator Dr Roxana Petrescu and Postdocs Dr Elco Koks (VU, IVM) and Dr Arie Vonk (UvA, IBED) about their work and projects.
He calls the new consortium known as Amsterdam Water Science another example of the city as a living lab, which brings together two university communities, VU and UvA, local water authorities and businesses. Together they innovate in the field of water science, and Amsterdam and its water-rich environment serve as a testing ground for the group’s research and education. Dr Elco Koks, for example, has been looking into the effects of extreme weather events on the Port of Amsterdam. His work considers a wide variety of ‘what if’ scenarios, which may also be of use to other regions and cities, as well as across different businesses, such as oil companies and data centres.
Read below the complete article in the AMS 6 plus Knowledge Special magazine, on page 161.