viadonau is the Austrian waterway operator. By utilising the knowledge of our experts in infrastructure management, shipping and logistics, along with electronic information and navigational systems, flood control and environmental engineering, we provide services for the public sector, businesses, holidaymakers and local residents along the Danube.

National project coordinator: Thomas Zwicklhuber

The Flemish waterway authority De Vlaamse Waterweg is responsible for the maintenance, operation, management and commercialisation of 1,067 km of inland waterways in Flanders, the northern part of Belgium.

National project coordinator: Piet Creemers

Voies navigables de France (VNF) is the French navigation authority in charge of managing the majority of France’s inland waterways network and their associated facilities – dams, locks, towpaths, lock-keeper’s houses and other structures. VNF is also responsible for the development of commercial and leisure inland navigation.

National project coordinator: Alaric Blakeway

The Waterways and Shipping Administration of the Federal Government of Germany (WSV) is a technical organisation subordinate to the Federal Ministry of Transport and digital Infrastructure (BMVI). It is responsible for operation, maintenance and administration of the Federal waterways and its facilities (such as locks, weirs, ship lifts, canal bridges, …) including new construction and adequate development. The Waterways and Shipping Administration also is the river and shipping police authority.

National project coordinator: Birgitta Schäfer

Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) is the Dutch waterway administration and is responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands. This includes the main road network, the main waterway network and water systems, including the North Sea.

DIWA project coordinator and national coordinator: Martijn van Hengstum