Climate Change

Waterways provide opportunities for climate change mitigation and adaptation.  Canals form part of the drainage infrastructure and can provide flood relief capacity and non-potable water for industry.  Waterways also offer opportunities for city cooling and even small-scale renewable energy generation.  Adaptation to climate change must become an important feature of waterways policy and planning.

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Freight on the Manchester ship canal: Water transport successfully reduces carbon emissions and traffic congestion

Going under cover at Stafford Boat Club: Reusing an Olympic structure helps meets sustainability targets

Developing a zero emission boat

Tidal energy from the Thames

River Thames: Romney Weir hydropower

Forth and Clyde Canal: Auchinstarry Basin

The Green Blue: an environmental awareness initiative for the waterways

Solar Power: four examples

Cardiff Bay:  biomass boiler

Bristol Floating Harbour:  new mooring pontoons

Crinan Canal: installation of wind turbines