At the beginning of April 2019, the first expert workshop within the framework of the PREVIEW project took place with experts from science and industry. A particular focus was placed on the validation and development of the scenarios to be developed in the project.
Excursion to the West German canal network
In March 2019, the project partners travelled to the model region to the West German canal network. The three-day excursion started at the remote control centre (Fernsteuerzentrale) in Datteln, which is responsible for the management of the canal network. Afterwards the inspection of different buildings along the sewer network took place.
After visiting the Lippe canal bridge near Olfen, the programme included culverts and a trip over the high dam section along the Rhine-Herne Canal. In addition, several sluices were inspected, including the drained sluice in Oberhausen (see picture). The project partners also inspected the Ruhr weir in Duisburg and a feed pump station.
During the inspections, talks were held with responsible persons, which represent an important input for further project work. In addition to the information and contacts relevant to the structure, the foundation stones for the economic consideration and criticality of the PREVIEW project were laid during a visit to the Marl Chemical Park and, in particular, to the company's own port facilities.