Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Implications for Inland Waterways in England and Wales

This report discusses the most probable impacts of climate change and possible consequences for inland waterways located in England and Wales. It also identifies and evaluates a variety of appropriate actions through which: 1) modifications in how waterways are used could help to reduce the degree of climate change (mitigation); and 2) waterways management could be altered to prepare for the anticipated impacts of climate change (adaptation). The report comes to a number of conclusions regarding main mitigation opportunities (reduction of carbon dioxide by various means); adaptation for the impacts of rainfall changes (increased precipitation in winter and decreased in summer); adaptation for impact of alterations in sedimentation; and adaptation for the impacts of temperature increases. It offers a number of suggestions, in each category, for mitigating the effects of climate change on the inland waterways in Wales and England.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Inland Waterways Advisory Council

    City Road Lock, 38 Graham Street
    London N1 8JX,   United Kingdom 

    Ian White Associates (Navigation) Ltd

    Cheviot House, Shaw Lane, Beckwithshaw
    Harrogate HG3 1QZ,   United Kingdom 

    Jan Brooke Environmental Consultant Ltd

    17 Suttons Lane, Deeping Gate, Peterborough
    Cambridgeshire,   United Kingdom  PE6 9AA
  • Publication Date: 2009-4


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Glossary; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 102p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01144535
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 4 2009 11:54AM