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French River Tourism and Covid

The French Government has just taken new measures to deal with the second wave of COVID. River tourism activities will be greatly affected by this new wave of the virus, even though, for many activities, the season is over. This is  because the global climate of anxiety and worry severely affects potential bookings by those

2020-11-09T12:40:05+00:00November 14th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

RIVER – aiming to reduce or eliminate pollutants from engines.

Europe’s inland waterways provide a vast transportation network across and between countries. Most forms of aquatic transportation use Diesel engines due to their reliability, fuel efficiency and ease of repair. However in recent years diesel technology has been in the spotlight for the high volume of pollutants it produces and the associated health problems linked

2020-11-09T12:20:22+00:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

IWTS 2.0 set to launch Green Wave Barge!

Interreg North Sea region project IWTS 2.0 is delighted to announce the launch of the fully emission- free Green Wave Barge, which is ready to set sail at Euroship in Heerewaarden (Holland) on 20th October 2020!   The IWTS 2.0 project, started in 2017 incorporates ten European partners working together to find and implement solutions

2020-10-19T08:36:27+00:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

RiverDippers get Dipping!

Partners of the Interreg North Sea Region, Sullied Sediments project have recently been working together to produce an online Volunteer Guide for the citizen science programme, RiverDip.  The online guide consists of a microsite and video guiding volunteers on how they can get involved! The guide shows, how with the use of a paper device

2020-10-08T13:50:35+00:00October 8th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Let’s get tanked up!

Great news from the Green WIN project as the 4 tonne tank (with lid) was recently delivered to the Université de Liège. General layout of the test bench The tank is a key component of the Green WIN ‘Test Bench’ where a range of submersible pumps and innovative solutions can be tested. Manufacturers kept going

2020-07-24T07:56:54+00:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Citizen Science and public involvement

Canal & River Trust volunteer, Sian Steel, assesses how communities can help deliver - and benefit from - science based projects on and along inland waterways. ‘Citizen science’ gets members of the public involved in carrying out scientific research. Public involvement can speed up data collection and processing, allow data to be collected from all

2020-07-24T07:45:11+00:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Development of the next North Sea Region Programme: NIWE UPDATE / RESPONSE

The European Commission set out an initial framework for new Interreg operational programmes for the 2021-2027 period in January. Shortly afterwards, the current North Sea Region (NSR) Joint Secretariat (JS) published its NSR Orientation Paper which starts to shape the programme. A Programme Preparation Group (PPG) representing the NSR’s participating countries was set up to

2020-04-28T09:53:40+00:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Blog|0 Comments