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RTC-Tools - Training

RTC-Tools - Training
28 Nov

RTC-Tools - Training

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28 Nov 2023 09:00 - 17:00 (GMT+01:00)
Online Course

€ 599 (excluding 21% VAT)
Room : MS Teams

RTC (Real-Time Control) Tools is an open-source toolbox for control and optimization of water systems like reservoir cascades, canal systems or river systems. RTC-Tools can support operational decisions on a short-term scale (1-2 weeks on time resolution in minutes or hours), mid-term scale (weeks to months) or long-term scale or strategic planning (years).


  • Resolves conflicting objectives, such as the management of a reservoir system towards flood protection, water supply and hydropower production.
  • Finds the optimal operational scheme for the water system under given hydrological conditions.
  • Can incorporate ensemble forecasts in order to deal with uncertainty and generate robust solutions. Model runs can be carried out for each ensemble member individually, but RTC-Tools can also find an optimal operational scheme for the whole ensemble.
  • Supports system analysis for strategic planning of catchment-wide water usage and water allocation, e. g. for climate change studies.
  • Can be used for optimalization simulations.
  • Integrates seamlessly into Delft-FEWS.


About the training

The training is split into two parts. In an introductory lecture, participants will learn the basics about applying optimization techniques for water systems: the mathematical background, the added value of optimization for water system management and different methods for conflict resolution and about methods to handle non-linear equations within the optimization.

Within the interactive sessions, the participants learn with the help of a simple example case:

  • How to make a model schematization of the water system.
  • How to set up an optimization problem by specifying operational goals and physical constraints.
  • How to work with input data and output data and the analysis of model results.
  • How to operate the system with simple feedback control.


Online format

The course will be provided online. 

In preparation of the training, we’ll send you installation instructions and example models. RTC-Tools has to be installed on your own computer. While attending the training, it is important to have a sufficiently fast internet connection that support a video call. A headset is recommended.


Online course date

  • Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 09:00 – 17:00 CET (Delft time, GMT+1)


Course leader

Bernhard Becker, Deltares
Ailbhe Mitchell, Deltares.




Please check in early to test your audio and video. We will open the session at 08:50 (CET, Delft time), 10 minutes before the start of the session.








  • Day 1, Tuesday morning, 28 November 2023: INTEGRATED HYDROLOGICAL MODELLING, click here.
  • Day 1, Tuesday afternoon, 28 November 2023: RIVER BASIN MODELLING, click here.
  • Day 2, Wednesday morning, 29 November 2023: HYDROLOGICAL MODELLING, click here.
  • Day 2, Wednesday afternoon, 29 November 2023: CLIMATE ADAPTATION SYMPOSIUM, click here.
  • Day 2, Wednesday afternoon, 29 November 2023: HANDS ON EXERCISES, click here.
  • Day 3, Thursday, 30 November 2023: GROUNDWATER MODELLING, click here.
  • Day 4, Thursday, 1 December 2023: MODFLOW 6 COURSE, click here.



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