Syracuse, New York
Sep 24 2017 - Sep 28 2017 | download iCal
The 2017 conference will explore and celebrate inland waterways as agents of transformation. Canals, once mothers of cities and ports, transformers of landscapes and builders of nations, now serve as drivers of community revitalization, makers of power and suppliers of essential water.
The conference will also reveal how the Erie Canal, North America’s most important manmade waterway, helped Syracuse transform from a cluster of huts in a swamp to a center for manufacturing, commerce and education. There will be presentations about operation and maintenance of historic canals, environmental issues, economic and community revitalization, tourism, recreation, historic preservation, and interpretation.