Project facts

Duration: 2015-09-01 - 2017-08-30
Project coordinator: Università Ca'Foscari Venezia
Project consortium: University of Brighton (UK); Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands); Universitat de Girona (Spain)
Funding bodies: JPI CH; European Commission
Subject areas: Digital Heritage, Ecology, Heritage Management, History, Intangible Heritage, Methods - Procedures, Sustainability, Tangible Heritage, Technologies - Scientific processes, Tourism, Urban Heritage
Budget: 786.353.00€


EUWATHER aimed at promoting the knowledge and rehabilitation of the unique cultural heritage of minor waterways and historic canals in 4 European pilot regions.

The project was co-designed with people (local and visitor, stakeholder and public sector, etc.) and has therefore generated a body of data that revealed the cultural and artistic heritage of minor waterways. It has produced a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) and interactive maps and has promoted associated ways of communicating this heritage to a range of audiences.

Impacts & Results

The overall objective of the project was to develop new opportunities for eco-tourism and outdoor recreation as a driver for sustainable development, together with better management and planning of secondary waterways networks.

EUWATHER aimed at fostering the trans-boundary exchange of experiences to develop new, more coordinated institutional strategies and to encourage research activities (oral history) that reflect tourist interests as well as local values.


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