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December 4, 2012 / landscapeiskingston

Waterways Forward Final Conference – Paris.

“Inland Waterways have under-exploited potential for regional development.

Their potential is not only for freight transport and creating multi model transport hubs along rivers and canals, but also for job creation, linked to new and unique environments for housing and leisure.

In the past 3 years the 17 Waterways Forward partners have worked intensively, to capitalise on existing knowledge and experience. This will hopefully promote a strong commitment to implementing the ideas developed by the partners at regional level.

There are more than 500 regions in Europe adjacent to inland waterways, canals and lakes. If each region generates 20 extra jobs , linked to water based tourism, for instance,in the next few years we can celebrate 10.000 new jobs. If the ideas and good practices defined in the Waterways Forward project have been a source of innovation and inspiration, then the WF cooperation will have been worthwhile and successful.”

Source: Nico van Lamsweerde,  SRN.  Waterways Forward Lead Partner

All the project final documents were developed and designed by Landscape Interface Studio, Kingston University who have worked closely with Canal and River Trust throughout the project to deliver communication and dissemination of the project.   LIS developed an interpretive analysis of the project and provided an invaluable interactive communication strategy to suport the ambitions of the WF project.

To access all the project final outputs – documents including the Final Policy Recommendation, short-films, catalogue, good practice posters and banners visit the WF website http://www.waterways-forward.eu/ and follow link to Final Project Results.

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