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Kapuk Naga Indah project in good shape

After 15 years of preliminary, conceptual and detailed designs, advice on tender documents and assistance by Witteveen+Bos in obtaining permits, construction of the first Kapuk Naga Indah (KNI) island in Jakarta Bay started in 2012. The artificial island has almost reached its

Reusing water in Isfahan

In partnership with Wahang Saran, an Iranian EPC contractor specialising in wastewater treatment, Witteveen+Bos has recently completed a project which is the first of its kind.

Water management advice for farmers

In Indonesia, population growth and increasing prosperity combine to drive demand for agricultural products. Although it has a huge land area, Indonesia continues to import much of its food requirement.

Faecal sludge management in Accra, Ghana

Faecal sludge management is a major challenge in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), as in many developing countries around the world. Faecal sludge matter is often not properly handled and treated to meet the applicable environmental standards. In some cases, faecal

Caucasus decontamination project completed

In late 2016, Witteveen+Bos completed a decontamination project in the Caucasus region of Georgia, where mining activity has resulted in large deposits of arsenic. The project, which involved several partners, has done much to mitigate environmental and public health problems in

Pilot polder project in Semarang operational

In 2001, Witteveen+Bos in Jakarta organised a seminar entitled ‘Polder Systems in Waterfront Cities’ in association with the Groot Salland and Rijnland water management authorities, Rijkswaterstaat (the Dutch department of public works) and the Indonesian Ministry of

Earthquake-proof design for Jakarta

Large parts of Indonesia are susceptible to earthquakes. Even so, there seems to be no consensus among engineers, contractors and project developers about the potential impact of an earthquake or the measures needed to ensure that structures such as high-rise buildings, dams and

Jaap van der Graaf Award goes to Heleen de Fooij

On 13 January 2017 the Jaap van der Graaf Award was presented to Heleen de Fooij MSc, during the 69th Drinking Water and Waste water Symposium (‘Vakantiecursus’) at Delft University of Technology.

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