A lot of very different and sometimes conflicting interests use the world's waterways, many of which are in a terrible state.
The good news is that there is good news as well as bad. All over world people are uniting, usually on a local level, to try to do something better, and demand something better.
Most of the greatest cities in the world have waterways; the issues effecting waterways including canals and rivers are issues that effect a lot of people, if not almost everyone.
One day we could all be floating.
Of course we are all floating (in space), but with the ice caps melting at the current rate (and other reasons), many more people could be floating on Earth in the years to come, or living on islands.
This 'Floating in the City' blog is based on a narrowboat currently floating in a canal somewhere in central London. It is partly just a bit of fun, but hopefully also useful along the way for anyone who has an interest in boats, rivers, canals, waterways, ducks, fish and/or fishing, birds, bees, river rats, plus other wildlife and 'up the creek' or towpath goings on.At the moment we cannot promise posts everyday, but www.floatinginthecity.com is a fairly permanent mooring. We will be back, probably tomorrow, and hope you will be too. We are also looking for contributors from anywhere in the world.
• For more floating information check out the other blogs and websites linked under 'Floating Contacts' on the right hand column as well as the information listing pages.
Feel free to get in contact anytime.