Presenting the Work of PIANC TG234 “Infrastructure for the Decarbonisation of IWT”

M. van Koningsveld, Gernot Pauli

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PIANC provides guidance and technical advice for sustainable waterborne transport infrastructure. To address the challenge of making inland navigation infrastructure sustainable, a Task Group “Infrastructure for the decarbonisation of Inland Water Transport” (TG234) was set up in January2021. The objective of the TG was to identify knowledge gaps and major challenges that need to be urgently addressed and advise PIANC on further actions, such as setting up a working group. A report was to be delivered in early2022. The TG involved a range of international experts who met every three months on-line. They jointly participated in the following activities: sharing experiences in their area of expertise; gathering, organising, and discussing literature; discussing the perspective to be taken while reporting; contributing an overview of the developments either in their country or organisations and of course in the various discussions. A final report was produced that took the perspective of the waterway manager, highlighting a number of key questions that need to be answered in the transition to reduced/zero emissions. With the state-of-art knowledge gathered by the group, it became possible to identify the existing knowledge gaps and the major challenges that need to be addressed. The report can guide PIANC in evaluating the best way forward to address the decarbonisation of IWT infrastructure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of PIANC Smart Rivers 2022 - Green Waterways and Sustainable Navigations
Subtitle of host publicationGreen Waterways and Sustainable Navigations
EditorsYun Li, Yaan Hu, Philippe Rigo, Francisco Esteban Lefler, Gensheng Zhao
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-19-6138-0
ISBN (Print)978-981-19-6137-3
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventPIANC Smart Rivers 2022 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 18 Oct 202221 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
ISSN (Print)2366-2557
ISSN (Electronic)2366-2565


ConferencePIANC Smart Rivers 2022


  • Inland waterway transport
  • Decarbonisation
  • IWT infrastructure
  • Alternative fuels


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