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Why are we working together?

Because smaller waterways feed into the main ‘trunk’ network there is a need to increase compatibility’ or standardisation of our smaller waterways with each other and the larger waterways across Europe.

We also need to take account of cross-border implications for smaller waterways. Given the wide range of organisations involved in managing regional waterways (local / regional authorities plus national navigation organisations) there is a need to share knowledge and experience of new technologies (which will be new to some) to come up with common approaches, achieve greater operational efficiency and avoid ‘re-inventing the wheel’.