Consequently, we inventorised all sources and water losses from the docks through the KULeuven water balance model. This allowed us to calculate scenarios such as the impact of climate change (sea level rise and longer drier periods). To get a better overview of the losses and to optimize the operation of the locks, we trace leaks at the level of these sea locks.
With the dock level management application, we give the coordination centre more insight into future rainfall and the tides of the Scheldt river so they can take action to keep the dock level at the right mark. In collaboration with several partners, we installed a range of smart sensors in the Antwerp docks. These probes measure, among other things, the conductivity or salinity and temperature of the dock water