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This paper describes the use of Delft-FEWS as part of a tool for navigating on Inland Waterways economically and efficiently. Delft-FEWS, as developed by Deltares, is an operational real time forecasting system which links data and models in real time. FEWS-Waterways forecasts water depth, , flow velocity, air clearance based on measured and forecasted hydrological and metrological data and current state of the waterway system. This feature of Delft-FEWS is used in an economy planner giving advice to ship masters with respect to: maximal cargo volume, minimum fuel consumption and the optimal ship speed in order to arrive in time at the destination, e.g. reliable Expected Time of Arrival.


Session R72, Water Resources and Economics II



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