Introduction to RTC-Tools 2.0

Friday, 27 October 2017

Paviljoen 1
Boussinesqweg 1, Delft, The Netherlands
Date 27 October 2017
Time 09:00 - 17:30
Event is closed for registration
Registry fee € Free
Chair Bernhard Becker
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Are you dealing with complex water management questions like the following?

  • How to best manage a reservoir system for maximum hydropower production and at the same time meet the operational requirements for flood protection and environmental obligations?
  • How to dewater a lowland polder system with the help of sluices and pumps at lowest energy costs?
  • What is the optimal allocation of water over time to different water users in periods of water scarcity? 
  • What are the potential failures of a water system under different climate scenarios?

In this case, the introduction workshop to RTC-Tools 2.0 might be interesting for you. In this 1-day intensive workshop we introduce the basics of model development with RTC-Tools. RTC-Tools is Deltares’ open source software package for control and optimization of environmental water systems. RTC-Tools sets itself apart from other packages with its support for nonlinear processes, easy integration in Delft-FEWS forecasting systems and features to address forecast uncertainty. RTC-Tools’ Python interface provides high flexibility to configure complex optimization problems with multiple competing objectives. For more information about RTC-Tools, see

The workshop is dedicated to water system modelers that want to apply optimization techniques for the optimal management of water systems in decision support systems for daily operations or for planning studies. No specific knowledge is required for this workshop, although familiarity with hydraulic modeling and basic knowledge on python programming is an advantage.

Please bring your own laptop!

In the morning there will be a plenary introduction. In the afternoon we split up in three break out sessions:

  • Rerservoir systems
  • Lowland polder systems
  • Water distribution.