The National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium will be held on November 16-19, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. It’s hosted by the National Working Waterfront Network.
People from across the United States attend the symposium to connect with one another and showcase (and initiate) innovative solutions to renovating and revitalizing urban waterfronts and working waterways.
The ultimate goal of the symposium, and the Network, is to increase the capacity of saltwater- and freshwater-based coastal communities and for stakeholders to make informed decisions, balance diverse uses, ensure access, and plan for the future of their working waterfronts.
Working waterfronts include waterfront lands, waterfront infrastructure, and waterways that are used for water-dependent activities, such as ports, marinas, small recreational boat harbors, fishing docks and hundreds of other places across the country where people use and access the water.
By design, the triennial symposium moves around the country to highlight the diversity of our nation’s working waterfronts, to foster a cross-fertilization of ideas, knowledge and solutions, and to generate strategic partnerships.