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5 Dec 2022
Adopting a resilience lens in flood risk management
An interdisciplinary group of experts from Deltares, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, TU Delft,  VU Amsterdam, Middlesex University London, The World Bank and 4TU.Centre for Resilience Engineering argues in a new opinion paper that extra elements must be added to flood risk management in order to make better decisions and develop strategies which enhance resilience and equity. Their view was published on 18 November 2022 in Nature Communications Earth & Environment:
26 Nov 2022
4TU.RE Activities in the spotlight
Read about the DeSIRE working group Urban Resilience, the Pandemic Academic, Robust and Time-sensitive Governance and more
25 Nov 2022
Meet Camilo Benitez coordinator of the 4TU.RE Academy
Pleased to meet you Camilo, could you tell us a bit about yourself?
16 Nov 2022
Accomplishments of the Resilience Engineering community
At the DeSIRE Conference 2022 in November, the 4TU.Centre for Resilience Engineering and the 4TU.DeSIRE Research Programme published two flyers recounting what the Resilience Engineering community stands for. 
5 Nov 2022
Looking back at the DeSIRE Conference 2022
It is with pleasure that we look back at the DeSIRE Conference 2022: two days in which all the facets of Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering were touched upon in the full scope of its supporting themes. Through thematic sessions - nicely balancing both inspirational talks by our researchers and interactive tours or workshops, the DeSIRE community showed the results made in the Resilience Engineering domains of Agri, Cyber, Decision-Making, Energy, Ethics, Networks, Urban and Water.
4 Nov 2022
DeSIRE Conference 2022 Dinner Speech by Theo Toonen
At the DeSIRE Conference 2022 prof dr Theo A.J. Toonen, Emeritus Dean Professor of Institutional Governance and Public Administration, held a speech detailing how the 4TU.DeSIRE Research Programme came into being. The text, which you can find here, takes you on a journey from where the ideas for Designing Systems for Informed Resilience Engineering started to where we are now!
26 Oct 2022
Vacancy alert! 2 PhD positions
TU Delft is hiring for two PhD positions on the topic of Measuring Resilience.
15 Sep 2022
Newsletter September 2022
September's edition of our newsletter has just been published, check it out here!
15 Sep 2022
Tina Comes hands over Evidence Review Report on European Strategic Crisis Management in Brussels
On 29 June Tina Comes handed over the Science Advice by European Academies (SAPEA) Evidence Review Report on the EU’s Strategic Crisis Management to Maarja Kruusmaa, member of the Group of Scientific Advisors to the European Commission. The report is to inform the EU’s role in strategic crisis management. Since crises affect virtually all aspects of our societies, the report spans field ranging from the use of data and strategic foresight to dealing with the implications of climate change; from food security to improved governance; from (in-)equality to participation.
9 Sep 2022
Call for papers for symposium in ICASP14
The 4TU members, Dr. Maria Nogal and Dr. Rui Teixeira, will be hosting a Mini-Symposium (MS) on the International Conference on Application of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP14) that will be held in Dublin, Ireland as one of the outputs of their 4TU RE collaboration.
9 Sep 2022
Research updates September 2022
In the spotlight: Fruitful collaboration with Veiligheidsregio Utrecht; Global Food Security in the media; Governance; An integrated approach to urban and rural energy transition; Projects starting in September 2022. 
7 Sep 2022
Eight Thematic Seminar
September 7, 2022 the eight Thematic Seminar was held. Here, Sjors Hijgenaar and Vetrivel S. Rajkumar gave a talk about Cyber Resilient Electric Vehicle Charging in Smart Grids and How can cyber attacks on power grids cause cascading failures and a blackout in Europe?
7 Sep 2022
Honorary lecture of Carl Folke on Resilience in Leiden on 28 September at 16.00
A cordial invitation to the honorary lecture of Carl Folke on Resilience in Leiden on 28 September. Carl Folke is selected as the winner of the 2022  KNAW Heineken Prize in Environmental Science, which is a very influential prize, with some of the former laureates later receiving Nobel. 
7 Sep 2022
Vacancy alert! Postdoc researcher Redesigning Deltas
TU Delft is hiring four postdoc researcher in Redesigning Deltas. Do you want to do research on the future challenges of urban delta areas? And do you have experience with knowledge-based design approaches? Apply for one of the four fully funded Postdoctoral research positions.
13 Aug 2022
Rubicon grant for Robbin Jan van Duijne
Some great news about Robbin Jan van Duijne - post-doc in the DeSIRE research program; he has been awarded a Rubicon grant from NWO. This will allow him to spend two years at Columbia University in New York City, conducting research on climate migration. Read more about it in this news article from utoday!