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Title: The possibilities of development of the inland waterways in East-Central Europe as a part of the general network of trans-European navigable waterways
Author: Herbich, H.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1943
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A scheme for the development of inland waterways in East- -Central Europe, which also should ensure the maximum utilizataft of the vast available water power resources must be preceded by a description of the geographic situation and an analysis of existing needs and methods in individual countries. Therefore in presentating my thesis, in which I have endeavoured to produce a comprehensive scheme for improving the existing natural waterways and uniting the river basins by connecting canals (Vol. 2 ) , I first examine the present utilization and development of water resources in the countries of East- Central Europe (Vol. 1 ). This thesis is based upon a translation of the essential parts of my full report, written in Polish. I have been asked by the Polish Authorities to make this report for the following reasons:- (a) a.s a consequence of the great destruction of Polish libraries is it desirable to collect information for the use of Polish engineers regarding recent development and methods of construction in civil engineering; (b)to investigate the existing conditions of the navigable waterways in East -Central European Countries and to suggest methods by which they might be improved and interconnected to form an international network; (c)to examine the problem of navigation with a view to making the maximum use of the water -power available for the con - straction of hydro -electric stations in this area. This report will be used as a basis for discussion between the Allied countries that are concerned. Some initial progress has already been made in this direction and daring the past year I have been invited to take part in discussions on the subject with various Allied associations and committees and with British Firms interested in future developments.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.756939  DOI: Not available
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