Welcome to World Canals Conference 2019


The World Canals Conference 2019 will be held in Yangzhou and Wuxi, China, from September 16th to 18th, 2019. The co-hosting parties, namely World Historic and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organization (WCCO), China Asian Economic Development Association, and the Municipal People's Governments of Yangzhou and Wuxi, extend a warm welcome to you to the Conference.

Situated in the vicinity of Shanghai, the hosting cities to the 2019 Conference, Yangzhou and Wuxi, are both national- level historic and cultural cities on the China Grand Canal.


The Role of Canals in City Betterment and Ecological Restoration


The theme of the 2019 Conference The Role of Canals in CityBetterment and Ecol gical Restoration invites the delegates to discuss how to maximize the roles of canals in improving modern human habitat from such perspectives as the restoration and maintenance of water ecology, the rational management of urban spaces as well as perfection of functions, and canal heritage and tourism development.

Inland waterways have an important role to play in building healthy, beautiful, habitable, and convenient cities. Your participation will contribute to this exchange and promote the role of inland waterways in modern city governance.

2019 World Canal Cities Forum


It is noteworthy that the 2019 World Canal Cities Forum will be held during the same period of time as this Conference. The Forum is a brand event of WCCO, which  was first held in 2007. 

WCCO welcomes your participation to the relevant events of the 2019 World Canal Cities Forum while attending the World Canals Conference 2019, and share your ideas,practices and experiences on the development of canal cities.