The new (4th) edition of our European Waterways Map and Directory is now available!
Euromapping is organising with its Italian partners, under the auspices of the development agency Navigli Lombardi, the pre- and post-conference tours built around the 27th World Canals Conference (WCC) in Milan (September 1-4). See the outline programmes for these tours in our shop (pre-conference and post-conference). Places are filling fast, so early booking is recommended. Conference site to be on line Monday December 2nd.
The World Canals Conference 2013 in Toulouse
Closing the 26th World Canals Conference (WCC13) in Toulouse on 19 September 2013, the partners organising the event thanked Euromapping for its rôle in assembling and running the event: definition of the programme, scientific committee, communication, coordination of contributions and even simultaneous interpreting. Four days of exchanges, debates and site visits, appreciated by more than 250 delegates; at the same time a team from Euromapping was busy running the parallel 'Waterway Village' at the Port Saint Sauveur.
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Sylvia Pinel, the French Minister of Crafts, Trade and Tourism, addresses 200 delegates at the opening of the World Canals Conference WCC13 in Toulouse on 16 September 2013.
The 'Waterway Village' at the Port Saint-Sauveur was a showcase for VNF and waterway businesses as well as for boating associations and tourist offices. VNF's barge Naïade had an exhibition on the ecology of the canal du Midi.
The diseased plane-trees along the Canal du Midi and how to fund their replacement (estimated budget of €220 million) were a major topic of conversation at VNF's stands, in the Waterway Village as well as in the conference centre. These specilmens were observed during the pre-conference tour near Colombiers.
Elected representatives of the 'Syndicat Mixte' of the Lot Valley in Aveyron, chaired by Jean-Claude Couchet, welcomed the post-conference tour participants for a cruise between Flagnac and Boisse-Penchot on Sunday, September 22. English, American, Canadian , Irish and Chinese delegates 'adopted' the Lot navigation in Aveyron and expressed their full support for completion of the rehabilitation works upstream of the lock at Laroque-Bouillac . Photo by Sylvain Blanchard aboard the electric boat Olt.
Short tour of Canal du Midi
4-day, 3-night tours based on Toulouse and Carcassonne
Building on the experience of the pre- and post-conference tours in September 2013, Euromapping has prepared a week-end tour to allow professionals and tourists with limited time to gain insight into the canal and the history of its conception and construction. Tour dates February 14-17. Click here
Water-Way (France & Belgium)
Satnav guide to European waterways
The satnav guide Water-Way (France & Belgium) was produced by Euromapping in association with UK partner EurEauWeb Ltd. The guide (currently on Windows PC and tablets only) gives full information on services and attractions along the French and Belgian waterways (11200 km), as well as detailed mapping of West European waterway network for route planning (26400 km). For the wealth of information contained and the quality and frequency of updating, and its numerous functions - including basic route planning - this electronic guide will become the 'all-in-one' companion for long-distance boaters or towpath hikers and cyclists.
Study tour Bohemia/Saxony
Euromapping organised in 2011 a unique tour to key waterway projects in Bohemia, Czech Republic, and Saxony, Germany. The study tour in April was directly related to the work of the EU Waterways Forward partnership project (2010-2012).
The Czech Waterways Directorate prepared this digital rendering of the projected transverse inclined plane downstream of Slapy dam (height 53m).
European Waterways Map
The 4th edition of our popular map and directory is now available. Its 56-page directory by David Edwards-May is updated with contributions and new material from throughout Europe, and provides information of value to all those who are interested in inland navigation, as a mode of transport, but also - for a growing number of enthusiasts - a way of life. The large (1210 by 870mm) sheet covers Ireland and Portugal to the Caspian Sea and one side and the denser part of the network, from Dublin to Bratislava on the Danube, on the reverse. Legend in EN-FR-DE-NL, while the booklet is in English only. Click here to order the product.
Waterway Press Agency
News and comment
In the run-up to the World Canals Conference in Toulouse on September 16-19, 2013, Euromapping issued regular Newsletters to inform a wide international audience of the issues of canals and waterways in Southern France, and throughout the world. Downlad these Newsletters in English from our APF page.
Inland Waterways of France
Euromapping participated in production of the 8th edition of David Edwards-May’s guide Inland Waterways of France. In his Introduction, the author discusses the questions of ownership and governance of the waterways that are causing much concern for user groups. This new edition has 320 pages in full colour, with detailed maps of more than 130 key sites on the network, and new versions of the useful overview maps for each waterway. The maps locating fuel points and waste-water pump-out facilities will also be valuable for route planning. Evocative colour photographs make the book attractive to browse through.
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Roubaix Canal Blue Days
Blue Links was a leading EU-funded programmes for canal restoration. Euromapping played a key role in this project by coordinating communication and events leading up to reopening of the Roubaix-Espierres Canal to through navigation in June 2011. A major event and boat rally, Blue Days, took place on 18-20 September 2009, and the canal was opened for about 2 weeks to allow boats to assemble on the canal's summit level.
In partnership with the Lille communication agency Cargo Plume, Euromapping was responsible for communication, events and coordination of a group of experts to ensure transnational (and international) collaboration and transferable project outputs.
French waterway guides
The waterway guides published by Les Editions du Breil, founded by John Riddel 20 years ago, are ideal for the detailed view of the inland waterways, thus complementing the overview provided by Euromapping's map and the guide Inland Waterways of France (8th edition). 18 guides cover almost the entire waterway network in France. The Rhône guide is now available. Click here to see the full catalogue.
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