Nitocra is the study association for the Bachelor and Master International Land and Water Management programmes at Wageningen University (BIL and MIL). We organize events, parties, excursions, field trips, and review and provide feedback on subjects within our course. Feel free to explore our website and find out what Nitocra can do for you!


Evides/Dunea Excursion

Dear Nitocrans,

Last week we had a very interesting excursion with Evides and Dunea. In the morning, we visited Evides who showed us how they cleaned the water from the Maas to make it drinkable. In the afternoon, we went to Dunea and they showed us how they cleaned water from the dunes to make it drinkable. They also showed us all the buildings and the whole proces of transforming dune water into drinking water. It was a day to remember and I know for sure that this excursion was very usefull for all of us. We would like to thank Evides, Dunea and Maarten van der Ploeg for making this day possible! For more information check the link.

Best wishes

Dear Nitocrans,

Enjoy Christmas Holidays wherever you are or who-ever you are with, you deserved a break after two intensive periods. The board wishes you a Merry Christmas and a fruitful, sustainable and fertile 2017, may this Lustrum-year be the best in the history and future of Nitocra.

Board 2017


“A great hike, four days of walking from the castle of Dracula to get to the spot of the picture and 5 more days to climb down on the other side of the highest mountain of Romania. In these days I gave everything to get this wonderful picture. Being soaked by the rain, constantly carrying 18 kg, sleepless nights because of the cold, constant fear of bears and worst of all being chased by shepherd’s dogs. Of course there were also good sides like the beautiful view, other tourists constant asking about my sweater and reaching the highest point of Romania.”
– Kas Blok, 8-9-2016 –
Winner Nitocra Summer Photo Contest


Tonight: Deltacommissaris lezing

Bart Parmet, een alumni van de Wageningen University zal praten over het Deltaprogramma. Hij zal kort ingaan op het project Ruimte voor de Rivier bij Nijmegen in de buurt, ook zal hij zijn favoriete project bespreken. Na Parmet zijn lezing zal er een discussie plaatsvinden.

Wat informatie vooraf zodat u goede vragen kunt bedenken en vol vertrouwen mee kunt doen aan de discussie:

Downloads Deltaprogramma’s 2011 tot 2015:…/we…/waterwet/plannen/deltaprogramma/
Nationaal waterplan:…/waterw…/plannen/nationaal-waterplan/

Tot vanavond!

Board change 10/11

On Thuesday 10/11 the Board has changed! We had an amazing night and hope you did too!

The new board consists of the following persons:

Thijmen van Loon (Chairman)
Frederik de Raat (Secretary)
Antonella van Osnabrugge (Treasurer)
Brecht D’Haeyer (Commissioner of Education)
Pippi van Ommen (Commissioner of Internal affairs)

AMS – Engineering the Future City

The recently founded Amsterdam institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS) aims to design new metropolitan solutions for future challenges such as climate change, urbanization, empowerment and resource scarcity. Together with the academic partners TU Delft, Wageningen UR, MIT Boston and various recognized industry and societal partners such as the municipality of Amsterdam, KPN, Shell, Waag society and Waternet, AMS will develop a deeper understanding of the city and provide metropolitan solutions through research projects and test beds (

Are you a motived student with a great interest in cities and would you like to work in an interdisciplinary environment and implement metropolitan sustainable solutions? Than we’ve got great news! The newly founded AMS welcomes ambitious students from Wageningen and offers you unique AMS facilities, research and design cases and access to the extensive AMS network! Through a MSc Thesis Research, Summer School, Monthly Lectures and starting from September 2017 a MSc Programme Metropolitan Research, Engineering and Design you can join the AMS challenge!

For information for these great opportunities, please visit the AMS website on and have a good look at the requirement criteria. For questions you can contact our own study programme director Erik Heijmans ( who carries the AMS flagship for education activities from Wageningen onwards.

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