An EU-funded project has shown the growing potential for mobile apps to help us manage our waterways
Now completed, the ‘Numericanal’ project – led by the Canal & River Trust – involved partners from the Netherlands, France and Belgium, and took a collaborative approach to applying new technology to historic waterways.
Part of the project explored ways in which mobile technology can be used by boaters and canal authorities to better manage the waterways:
Stephen Higham at the Canal & River Trust, said: “This project has started the process of bridging the gap between the problems waterways face and the technology available, as well as the distance between our partners.
"Historically, waterways have been managed at a local level, and there have been few instances of technology being shared across borders. Numericanal challenged this, and has led to a real change in the mindset of waterway organisations along with innovative technological advances.”