Bart van Osnabrugge

"In this minor, you can choose your own research topic. I liked the fact that this was the first time that I did a research project to get results, not a mark. Several experts offered their expertise. I was really lucky that I was able to do research in Zambia and I had the opportunity to publish the results in an article."


  • Do you know how often water has been drunk before you drink it?
  • Do you know why the Dutch river problem lies in Germany?
  • What can we learn from the Mississippi Delta?


    Ir. Wim Luxemburg 
    Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences 
    Department of  Watermanagement
    T: +31 (0)15 27 85717

    Dr. Ir. Matthieu de Schipper
    Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences 
    Department of  Watermanagement
    T: +31 (0)15 27 89220 

    Minor Delta Expert, Water for the Future

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    For students from:

    All TU Delft BSc students
    National and international students who wish to

    learn about water issues or specialise in water issues

    at a later stage

    Max. participants:


    As a “Delta Expert”, you’ll know about what is going on in the field of water studies across the globe. You’ll not only learn about the Dutch Delta Programme, but also about other deltas in the world. You’ll undertake a field trip to neighbouring countries and gain a broad knowledge base. Together with water experts, you’ll study hydraulic structures, water treatment and water resources management from an interdisciplinary perspective. You’ll get to design and build your own measuring sensor that focuses on a typical feature of water, and you’ll finish the minor with a research project of your choice.

    What you will learn?

    • Through introductory courses, you’ll learn about a wide variety of disciplines relating to water issues.
    • Through excursions and by talking to experts, you’ll learn about key water-related issues.
    • You’ll learn about measuring water characteristics and will get to make your own measurement device.
    • In the research project, you’ll gain in depth-knowledge on a topic of your choice.

    Courses in the minor

    • See the digital Study guide for a list of courses and their contents. 

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