Sustainable waterway planning manual published

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Vienna, 10 August 2010. PLATINA (the Platform for the implementation of Naiades) has launched an innovative manual presenting good practices in sustainable waterway planning.

A boat in a body of water

PLATINA member ICPDR has co-ordinated the production of the document which is the result of a consultative process between waterway operators and managers, and environmental organisations, The document provides guidelines for planning waterway development projects that are compatible with environmental protection requirement, creating a win-win harmony. The manual offers general advice for waterway infrastructure projects and addresses both technical planners and other interested stakeholders who want to be involved in a waterway development planning process.

The manual is a new planning tool which could help to substantially enhance and smoothen communication between the transport and environment sectors.

The manual can be downloaded from the PLATINA webpage and from the attachment below