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River tourism conference not slow to get going!

Sloww! is a river tourism business opportunity organised by VNF that take place every two years.  The latest event was held at the Palais des Congrès in Arles from 7-9 Nov 2022 and was attended by tourist information office, planners, local authorities, river operators, tour operators, plant managers: Around 500 participants met up in 4

2023-01-09T10:36:34+00:00January 9th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Events, Innovation|0 Comments

NIWE & Green WIN on show at the World Canals Conference…

The World Canals Conference took place in Leipzig, Germany from 31 May to 3 June 2022 after an unwelcome break due to covid Speakers from 20 nations across 4 continents explained how waterways, tourism, regional development, flood and environmental protection and urban renewal can be efficiently promoted. Reflecting the ‘local’ picture, the main topic was

2023-05-07T18:35:57+00:00January 9th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Events, News|0 Comments

VNF’s new videos!

VNF’s new videos! During the September NIWE meeting in London, VNF’s Nicolas Delaporte played the promotional videos they had created as part of their plan to gain popularity (and support … and finance) in France; You can watch the other video here  He thanked Waterways Ireland and Waterrecreatie Nederland for their cooperation in making

2023-01-09T10:12:48+00:00January 9th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Innovation, News|0 Comments

10 years of being at the heart of people’s daily lives!

British Waterways became the Canal & River Trust on 12 July 2012. Its formation saw the largest ever transfer of public assets into the charitable sector and was the start of the next exciting phase in the 250-year story of the canal network. The Trust is responsible for protecting, preserving and promoting 2,000 miles of

2023-01-09T10:02:40+00:00January 9th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Innovation, News|0 Comments

Back together again!

NIWE members gathered at the Cruising Association HQ in Limehouse, London in late September 2022 for our first face to face meeting with (almost) everyone since November 2019! Members gave an update on their recent activities; Steve told the group about Canal & River Trust’s various responsibilities, activities and operational issues around infrastructure, water resources

2023-01-09T09:57:07+00:00January 9th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Events, Innovation|0 Comments

Isolation to Inclusion partners pay a visit

Isolation to Inclusion partners pay a visit to The Canal & River Trust in Leeds and Nottingham. In September, partners in the From Isolation to Inclusion (I2I) project visited Leeds and Nottingham to learn more about the work of Canal & River Trust; the project’s UK partner that works with volunteers and communities across England

2023-01-09T09:48:04+00:00January 9th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Events, News|0 Comments

Online support for Flanders boaters

De Vlaamse Waterweg recently produced a video promoting their VisuRIS website which provides a wide range of River Information Services (RIS) to their boaters. VisuRIS is an application providing a wealth of information about freight shipping on Flemish inland waterways. It sets out the characteristics of the waterways, bridges, locks, water levels, messages for

2022-05-25T07:50:36+00:00May 25th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Innovation|0 Comments

Freight barges to resume service on Aire & Calder Navigation

In December 2021 and January 2022 there were an unprecedented number of fish deaths on a localised stretch of the Canal & River Trust’s Aire & Calder navigation at Knottingley. An investigation, led by the Trust’s environmental and fisheries teams, with the assistance of local freight operators, involved analysing silt and water samples taken from several

2022-05-05T13:24:36+00:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

The Kennet & Avon Canal

Ancient Monument, Modern Technology... The Kennet & Avon Canal (K&A) has some exceptional examples of canal engineering. Caen Hill is one of the longest continuous flight of locks in the country - a total of 29 locks with a rise of 237 feet over 2 miles with a 1 in 44 gradient. The 16 locks that form the steepest part of the

2023-05-07T18:37:45+00:00May 5th, 2022|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Let’s get tanked up!

Great news from the Green WIN project as the 4 tonne tank (with lid) was recently delivered to the Université de Liège. General layout of the test bench The tank is a key component of the Green WIN ‘Test Bench’ where a range of submersible pumps and innovative solutions can be tested. Manufacturers kept going

2020-07-24T07:56:54+00:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments
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