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UNESCO-IHE Institute of Water Education



Hylow Project Partner



UNESCO-IHE Institute of Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands


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UNESCO-IHE is dedicated to scientific research, postgraduate education and training in the fields of water, environment and infrastructure.  The Institute is globally active in solution-oriented research, education and capacity building operations. The Institute has currently 170 employees (90 academic staff), 68 PhD students and about 350 MSc students (four MSc programmes with a total of 14 specialisations).  The Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Management group of the Institute is involved in a number of projects and research lines. The research foci include (i) morphological change in river systems, (ii) advanced modelling for predicting flood risk, ecological impact and the design of hydraulic structures, (iii) the Nile Basin Capacity Building Network (NBCBN), funded by the Dutch Government, which is developing a network of river engineering expertise in Nile basin countries. Within the HYLOW project, the UNESCO-IHE team brings in its expertise on CFD modelling and appropriate technologies for developing countries.  

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tasks in Hylow
  • The development of a numerical model for the proposed energy converter (WP 9)
  • The optimisation of the energy converter’s geometry (WP 9)
  • The adaptation of the technology for developing countries (‘appropriate technology) (WP 10)
  • Contact and international outreach (WP 10)

contact person 1 for the Hylow Project

Prof. Nigel Wright  pp_nwright

contact person 2 for the Hylow Project

Dr. P. Boeriu  
contact person 3 for the Hylow Project Dr. Lindsay Beevers Lindsay Beevers

relevant publication

  • D.M. Hargreaves, H.P. Morvan and N.G. Wright, Validation of the Volume of Fluid Method for Free Surface Calculation: The Broad-Crested Weir, accepted for Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 1(2), 136-146, 2007.
  • I. Villanueva and N.G. Wright, Linking Riemann and Storage Cell Models for Flood Prediction, Proceedings of ICE, Water Management, 159(1), pp. 27-33, 2006
  • H.P. Morvan, G. Pender, N.G. Wright and D.A. Ervine, Three-dimensional Hydrodynamics of Meandering Compound Channels, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 128(7), pp. 674-682, 2002.
contact details

Prof. Nigel Wright

tel.: +31 15 215 1786


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