World Canals Conference 2016

From Panama to Paris, waterways from around the globe met in Inverness in September 2016 as the prestigious World Canals Conference returned to Scotland after more than a decade.

Hosted in Inverness, the gateway to the majestic Caledonian Canal, the conference showcased the many attractions of the nation’s 137-mile canal network, from the incredible Kelpies – the largest equine sculptures on the planet – and The Falkirk Wheel to the innovative projects in surface water management, asset monitoring and repair and place-making.

The four-day event saw international waterway experts, business leaders and global professionals celebrate innovative thinking and cutting-edge delivery in a range of disciplines including sustainable tourism development, regeneration, heritage management, climate change and engineering within the iconic landscape of the Scottish Highlands.