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2010 World Canals Conference

Below are links to the information presented -- Wednesday, September 22

8:15 a.m.

I Love NY: The Importance of New York State Canals
Markly Wilson,
Director of International Marketing, New York State Division of Tourism, USA

Genesee Community Charter School at the Rochester Museum and Science Center
6th Grade Class of 2005-2006,
Genesee Community Charter School, USA

Track A: Economic Development and Community Revitalization

8:30 – 10 a.m.

A1 – Successful Waterfronts

Rochester's Mile of the Erie Canal: Public and Private Interests Spark Economic Development
Brett Costello,
AJ Costello Development / US Airports, USA

Revitalizing Canals and Communities: Central Scotland Experience
Jim Stirling,
Technical Director, British Waterways, UK

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

A2 – Canal Revitalization in Europe

The Telemark Canal as a Regional Park
Per Espeli,
Chairman, Telemarks Kanal, Norway

Association of Swedish and Norwegian Canals
Per Espeli: presenting on behalf of Claes – Goran Osterlund, Sweden
Chairman, Telemarks Kanal, Norway

Alive and Well: The Commercial Canal Boats of Europe (43 mb video)
Captain Roger Taylor,
Canal Schooner Lois McClure, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, USA

Track B: Engineering, Management, Transport and Sustainability

8:30 – 10 a.m.

B1 – Operations, Management and Environmental Challenges on the NYS Canal System

Changing the way repairs are made: Engineering an early 20th century canal
Larry Frame,
Deputy Director (retired), New York State Canal Corporation, USA

Challenges in Managing the Structures of the New York State Canal System
James Gorzynski,
Collins Engineers, USA

Champlain Canal / Hudson River PCB Dredging
Dave King
Director, Hudson River Field Office, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) USA

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

B2 – Restoration of Historic Canal Structures

Restoration of the Tinkers Creek Aqueduct, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, OH
Robert Bobel and Anthony Borelli,
NPS & Bergmann Associates, USA

An Update on the Effort to Restore the Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks, Lockport, NY
William Miles
P.E., Bergmann Associates, USA

The Rehabilitation of Locks on the Kentucky River System, Kentucky
Joshua M. Repp,
P.E., Bergmann Associates, USA

Track C: Marketing, Tourism and Recreation

8:30 – 10 a.m.

C1 – Canals as Water Trails

Creating a Waterway Trail: The Hudson River Greenway Water Trail
Scott Keller,
Hudson River Valley Greenway, USA

Lock 32: Genesee Waterways Center Whitewater Park: an environmental, economical and educational success story for the Erie Canal
Danny Doran & Rick Williams,
Genesee Waterways Center (GWC), USA

New York's Canal Water Trail
Rich Harris,
Deputy Director, Community Dev. & Land Mgmt., New York State Canal Corporation, USA

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

C2 – Multiple Use Canal Corridors

The New York State Canalway Trail: Creating the Tourism Product
John DiMura,
Trails Director, New York State Canal Corporation, USA

Winter Utilization of the Rideau Canal
Francine Bélanger,
Senior Manager, Facilities and Programs, National Capital Commission, Canada

Volunteers Make the Difference
Dan McCain,
President, Carroll County Wabash & Erie Canal Association, USA

Track D: History, Education, and Interpretation

8:30 – 10 a.m.

D1 – Historic Canal Structures

Attracting New Customers to old Waterways
Dawn Bronson,
Superintendent, Trent-Severn Waterway, Canada

Restoring C&O Canal near Williamsport, Maryland
Rachel Stewart,
President, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Association, USA

A Unique Treasure, The Restoration of the 1844 Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct in Camillus, New York
David W. Beebe, DDS.,
President, Camillus Canal Society, Camillus Erie Canal Park, USA

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

D2 – New Ways of Interpreting Canal History

Beyond Facts and Firsts: A New Approach to Interpretation
Stephen Skye,
Museum Historian, Neversink Valley Museum of History and Innovation, USA

An Interactive Geographic Case Study of the Historic Erie Canal in Montezuma, NY
Walt Aikman, PhD.,
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Cayuga Community College, USA

Education, Experience, Innovation: The builder of the Oberland Canal Johann George Steenke inspects the Inclined Planes of the Morris Canal (1850)
Eckhard Schinkel, Ph.D.,
Westphalian Industrial Museum, Germany