Our mission


Inland waterway authorities within INE manage and develop navigable waterways into a strong network to contribute to the welfare and wellbeing of Europe.

More and better transport by water
With annual congestion costs exceeding 100 billion euro and carbon emissions in transport growing, making transport by water clean and easy-to-use for goods and people is a top priority. We actively work towards optimising the waterway network into a seamless link in an all-in-one multimodal network, so customers can come to an optimal mobility and logistics choice. By investing in innovation, we provide space to entrepreneurship on and along the water, be it for new transport concepts, circular economy, smart technology or clean energy.

Going beyond transport
Waterways determine and give character to our landscapes. Waterway authorities are fully committed to the integrated management of our waterways. We invest in flood protection and also offer solutions for shipping and water supply in the event of water shortages. We produce energy from hydropower at locks, offer space for recreation and tourism and constantly focus on increasing the quality of the environment.

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