Weekend of Science

Delft, The Netherlands
Event Date

IGRAC and IHE Delft take part in the Dutch science festival Weekend of Science! On Saturday the 7th of October, they open their doors to welcome curious visitors for some hands-on experiments! Visitors of all ages can learn about water in a fun and interactive way. 

Build your own aquifer!

Most of the world’s freshwater is stored below our feet in what we call ‘aquifers’. But how is this groundwater stored exactly? Where does it come from and where does it go? And how come that in some places it’s of perfect quality while in others it’s highly polluted? These questions and more will be answered during the Weekend of Science at IHE Delft, when IGRAC will help you build your very own aquifer. 

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to get your hands dirty, because we’ll fill our little fish tanks with pebbles, stones, sand, moss and, obviously, water. Meanwhile, in a bigger fish tank we will show how rainwater enters the underground and recharge the aquifer, the interaction between groundwater and surface water or how pollution can occur. So, see you at the IGRAC stand!

Visit us

You can visit us on 7 October between 10:00 and 16:00. There is no need to register, just pass by our building at:

  • IGRAC | Westvest 7, 2611 AX, Delft, The Netherlands