​The Ganges and the Bramaputra

Chosing 'a 2-D depth average numerical model using the software package Delft3D' R. Vila Santamaria made a computersimulation of the streams of Bangladesh so that dry fall of off-takes and thus problematic droughts can be foreseen and prevented. (Closure of offtakes in Bangladesh, uuid:691dbc0b-a713-4f29-9354-202c713cc4bc)

​The Ganges and the Bramaputra
(Illustratie: Ella Nitters)

Being both river people, it so seems

the Dutch would share a lot with Bangladeshians

but while our rivers flow in tepid fashions

they have much wilder, untamed, fickle streams.

The Ganges and the Bramaputra flow

in ways that vary very, very much.

Compared to what we're used to see, as Dutch

it is hard to understand and timely know

just when and where an offtake may fall dry

and how to halt a likely lethal drought.

Mere facts quickly grow obsolete, that's why

computer simulations must help out.

So now potential lack we can foresee

because of 2-D depth in Delft3D.

Jeroen Manders

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    Bauke Steenhuisen (universiteit docent bij de faculteit TBM) en Jeroen Manders (zanger, acteur, tekstschrijver, componist en voormalig IO student) verdichten elke twee weken een Delftse afstudeerscriptie of proefschrift tot een sonnet. Illustraties worden verzorgd door Ella Nitters (Foto: Sam Rentmeester)