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Epic Engineering

Jointly published by IWA, CRT and Scottish Canals

What better way is there to show that something can be done than by showing how it has been achieved before? The purpose of this document is to demonstrate that obstacles faced in current restoration projects have been faced and overcome elsewhere. These challenges are relatively common in waterway restoration, so to help you find a way around or over the problem, each section has at least one case study where the issue has been addressed and further contact details of those involved.

The chapters in this document were selected to show the scope of challenges in waterway restoration. The successes you will read about have been achieve through the input of project members working together to find engineering solutions.
Many projects involved the dedication and skills of volunteers to make them happen and case studies were chosen to reflect this.

We hope that this document will inspire restoration groups, stakeholders and local authorities, with the belief that problems can be solved through clever engineering and thinking laterally.

Chapters include;

  1. Controlling Flooding
  2. Bridge Reconstruction
  3. Creating a Mooring Basin
  4. Contaminated Land
  5. Tunnels
  6. Negotiating Obstacles
  7. Boat Lifts
  8.  Improving Public Access
  9. Creating a New Canal
  10. Environmental Improvements
  11. Restoring Locks
  12. Creating a Staircase Lock
  13. Tourist Attraction

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