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Waterways Forward Final Conference
The project based on the management of regional inland waterways by promoting an integrated, sustainable and participatory approach will hold its Final Conference in Paris on 7-8 November
Waterways Forward holds its Final Conference in Paris on 7-8 November 2012. The main objective of the project is to improve the management of regional inland waterways and the regions adjacent to them by promoting an integrated, sustainable and participatory approach, taking into account the multifunctional role of waterways. Delegates will hear about the work carried out by partners in the project to produce a set of policy recommendations that it’s hoped will be taken forward by EU policy makers. The recommendations cover a range of waterway management topics developed through a number of meetings, workshops, seminars, and stakeholder events to draw out the key issues.
The Final Conference will also review progress and achievements of Waterways Forward, including Regional Analyses of waterways in each partner region, the identification of good practices and the development of Regional Action Plans, which provide the basis for real implementation of waterway management improvements at a partner level.
Presenters will speak on the topics related to the potential of inland waterways to support economic growth, regeneration, the green economy, and river cruise activity.
The hope of participants is the continuation of the WF partnership after the end of 2012 to facilitate the sharing of good practices, the joint development of innovative new approaches and the promotion of inland waterways, in a multi-functional use context.
Waterways Forward Partners will be taking the opportunity on Day 2 of the Conference to discuss the practical means of securing a future for this important co-operation.