Working Group Fact Sheet
Title: Values of Inland Waterways
The objective of this working group is to gain greater insight of the benefits/values of waterways for society. This will help in the process of increasing the benefit to cost ratio which would increase the attractiveness of a waterway project. InCom Working Group 139, "Values of Inland Waterways", held its 3rd meeting 23-24 September in Maastricht, Netherlands. The group consists of members representing Germany, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Argentina, Egypt and the US. Report compilation continues with components addressing not only commercial cargo use of inland waterways but also restoration of canals, environmental benefits, landside redevelopment, tourism, cultural and historic components, and other elements adding to the economic and social values of waterways that are not often quantified or even recognized. Presentations included the restoration of the Gota Canal in Sweden and Rideau Canal in Canada. Chapters will be broken out by various topical areas with the US team member responsible for coordination of materials and text on commercial freight use. The report is scheduled for completion in 2011. POC: David Grier, 703-428-6438, email@example.com.
Terms of Reference (TOR):
Terms of Reference - InCom 139 (pdf, 85 KB)
revised 04 Nov 2010