The Cardiff Waterways Map project researched the city's changing water-scape and considered it's future. The project included of a period of research, commissioned artworks by artists Amber Mottram and Matt Clark, a waterways publication and tour by the writer Peter Finch and the development of a repository BETA website.

Art Shell received Heritage Lottery funding to carry out the project and worked closely with The Cardiff Story Museum, Cardiff Transitions, The Boat Studio and architecture students from Cardiff University.