Inadequate inland waterway transport facilities


Although inland waterway transport is traditionally an extremely important economic activity in South America, Asia and Africa, it is frequently conducted under primitive conditions with modern facilities a rarity except at riverheads; even there they may be inadequate. In developed countries, the infrastructure of inland waterways is deteriorating.


The UK inland waterways are narrow and shallow and are being lost to recreational use only.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST