Through our research, we will look at how IWT can contribute to the success of the EU Green Deal and create cleaner urban environments. By tackling the challenges and barriers for IWT in urban and short-range operations, both for freight and passenger transport, we aim to exploit untapped potential of the sector beyond its traditional markets.

For this purpose, we undertake an analysis of 20 good practice examples covering a range of market segments, geographical locations and river basins to identify success factors, challenges, barriers and opportunities.