Results, more mud and Kaieteur falls

Results, more mud and Kaieteur falls

30 augustus 2016 13:14

Last week we left off with our trip to Paramaribo and a full planning for the coming weeks. Since then we’ve made considerable progress with our project. The model is so far up and running, a nice overview is made of the situation inside the wards and the structural guys made an assessment tool ...

At the beginning of the week, more fieldwork was needed. For the flood risk team that meant an initiation for the wading suit. In the morning Ruben put on the (almost) watertight suit to check the situation inside the small drains in front of the houses. What we found were layers of thick clay and vegetation, which made it almost impossible for any water to flow. In the afternoon it was Jos' turn to work through the ditches. The modeling team went on with their model and needed some flow ...

Progress in a wading suit, Seetha's Bar and Parbo

18 augustus 2016 13:07 Last time we left off at our relaxing weekend. Since then our project has made considerable progress. But in order to start with our plans, a lot of fieldwork was required. Also we’ve received great interest of the embassy of the ...

Ministers, a city tour and the richest guy in the land

10 augustus 2016 13:03 Our last update finished with the announcement of the opening ceremony on our first day. Quite nervous we walked into an enormous board room at the ministry. We expected an official meeting but when we saw several camera crews, ...

Welcome to Guyana

08 augustus 2016 12:38 You probably never heard about it before, but we are here! This weekend the first six members (Joost, Jos, Thijmen, Peter, Ruben and Siebe) of our project team arrived in Guyana. Via French Guyana and via Suriname, the team travels to the ...
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  • Project Georgetown

    Project Georgetown

    Our group consist of seven civil engineering students at the Technical University Delft. With a various composition of Msc. Tracks: Hydraulic, Offshore, Structural Engineering and Computer Science. This knowledge gives us theoretical skills, which we want to apply on a large project. After realizing our first major project, a plastic bridge with a span of 24 meters, we are now ready to face the next challenge. This challenge is about the problems with the hydraulic structures and model in the capital city of Guyana: Georgetown. Our final goal is to come up with a durable, applicable and efficient solution for the specific region. Besides that we want to get familiar with the region and gain more experience with these kind of problems in the field.