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Thematic Process T.1.4.7

Water Infrastructure for Sustainable Transport and Economic Development

· Coordinator :
PIANC
· Co-Coordinator :
U.S. Section of PIANC

Using waterways to transport goods and people contributes directly to both Economic Development and Sustainability. Improvements in rivers to support year-round navigation have opened up regions, stimulated economic development, and connected people and their goods with the markets of the world, thus contributing to the Millennium goal of reducing poverty . Inland waterborne transports inherent efficiency also translates to lower energy use and lower emissions for each ton transported, as compared to other modes, thus advancing environmental sustainability. Moving more goods on water also can reduce congestion on alternate modes. This session will show how inland waterborne transport is advanced and improved by the international technical collaboration led by PIANC, the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure.
Globalization is driving increased trade and the need to use rivers to connect the hinterland, and even land-locked countries, to seaports. The stakeholders in river navigation around the world face similar problems, including safety, accident prevention, and protection of the environment. More pooling of knowledge and experience, and the creation of a global framework for analysis and thought, as can be done at the World Water Forum, would make it possible to further promote and advance the environmentally-friendly dimension of this very important water use, water for transport.

Keywords :
Development, Economy, Infrastructure, River, Sustainability

Session Data

· Date :
April 16, 2015 (목)
· Time :
09:00-11:00
· Venue :
DEC_310
DAEGU - EXCO
3F Room 324
· Session Code :
T.1.4.7
· Language :
English
Korean