Upcoming conference

The World Canals Conference will be held for the first time in Germany, hosted by the city of Leipzig, on 20-24 September 2020!

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The theme of the conference in 2020 is “Reshaping landscapes – waterways in transition”

Key facts about the WCC 2020 in Leipzig

Pre-conference excursions programme: 18-19 September 2020
Conference in Leipzig: 20-24 September 2020
Post-conference excursions programme: 25-26 September 2020
Venue – Kongresshalle at the Leipzig Zoo
Organiser – City of Leipzig
Partner – Leipziger Messe GmbH
Metropolitan Region Central Germany
Transformation is the key topic. The conference will shed light from different perspectives on the transformation process in Central Germany from a lignite mining region to a diverse and liveable water landscape in its uniqueness. This will be discussed and deepened in the following sub-sections:
• Structural change and transformation
• Ecology and nature
• Urban and regional development
• Culture and landscape
• Tourism, economy, sociology
• Technology and information systems
• International networking with Eastern Europe and South America (model regions)
• E-Mobility on water