Wiltshire’s Kennet and Avon Waterway Ready for Boaters

The Canal and River Trust has recently completed a major project that will make it easier for boat owners and holidaying tourists to visit Wiltshire’s Kennet and Avon Canal this summer.

Over the past six months, the trust has been dredging the canal and has removed 17,000 tonnes of silt.

Paul Fox, from the Canal and River Trust, said: “It has been great working on the beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal. The waterway is such a wonderful resource and the work the Canal and River Trust does is really important as it ensures the canal is here for local people to enjoy as well as all the tourists who flock to the Kennet and Avon Canal each summer and support local shops and restaurants.”

The dredging between Pewsey and Wootton Rivers makes the canal deeper and therefore easier for boats to enjoy the 200-year old man-made waterway, the trust said.

Wiltshire’s farmers also benefited from the Canal and River Trust’s work as the nutrient-rich silt removed from the canal was spread on adjacent fields.

This saved hundreds of road miles by avoiding lorries taking the dredgings to a tip.

 

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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