[The inland waterways of England and Wales is comprised of over 5,000 navigable kilometers.]

Shipping just got a whole lot smarter. With the advent of software able to forecast the optimum shipping route and method for products still relying upon our globalized capital, suppliers and manufacturers are better able to soften the constricting power of rising fuel costs. The software is able to suggest when air, road, or sea transport is the most efficient, economic, or ecological. With this comes great anticipation for the revival of some of the worlds great inland waterway systems. Revival also fueled in part with the shores of inland waterways claimed as prime gongoozoling territory. Nowhere is the potential for a revived transport network more enticing than the British inland waterway system.

[The Pontcysyllte aqueduct completed in 1805 carries the Llangollen canal over the valley of River Dee in Wales. With its conversion to a leisure waterway, it is now a major tourist attraction.]

Britain's inland waterway system reached peak expansion in the late 1800s as it became the infrastructural catalyst for the industrial revolution. After falling short in matching the speed of rail and later roadway transport, the canals fell into decay. A 1967 plan positioned the systems conversion into a leisurely liquid network. Today, there are approximately 5,090 kms (3,160 miles) of fully navigable inland waterways in England and Wales. Now managed by British Waterways, the canals and the waterscape website invites holiday-goers to plan their canal adventures. With contemporary iconic engineering works such as the Falkirk Wheel modernizing regeneration of the waterway.

[The Falkirk Wheel completed in 2000 connects the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. A feat originally done through an 11 lock system.]
[British Waterways brochure pitching the idea that it is \'your local canal.\']
[Sites of restoration as part of the Waterways 2025 vision.]
[Waterscape Dynamic Mapping of a partial section of Birmingham\'s inland route complete with canal technicalities, facilities, and morrings.]

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