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The 2021 Waterway Restoration Conference, jointly organised by the Inland Waterways Association and Canal & River Trust, is taking place online.

This year the conference will look at how we, as a sector, can work in a greener way. We have several external high profile speakers at the conference this year including the Environment Agency. They will be giving a presentation on their key priorities going forward and how restorations can support these aims and objectives.

 

Event Dates

16th October 2021

Location

Online

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Waterway Restoration Conference

The 2021 Waterway Restoration Conference, jointly organised by the Inland Waterways Association and Canal & River Trust, is taking place online.

This year the conference will look at how we, as a sector, can work in a greener way. We have several external high profile speakers at the conference this year including the Environment Agency. They will be giving a presentation on their key priorities going forward and how restorations can support these aims and objectives.

 

Details

Date

16th October

Time

9.45am - 1pm

Programme – 16th October 2021

Working together

Environment Agency priorities going forward

Speakers: Johnathan Austin, Senior Team leader and Project Executive – River and Asset Regulation, Environment Agency.

Heritage & Biodiversity

Making the most of both

Speaker: Kate Jeffreys, Director & Ecologist at Geckoella 

How green is our sector?

Speaker: John Pomfret, IWA’s Environmental Advisor

The Big Green Conversation

Q&A with our panel of experts: John Pomfret (Inland Waterways Association), Anna Tarbet (Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust), David Barnes (Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal Society), Kate Jeffreys (Geckoella), Darren Leftley (Canal & River Trust – Head of Water Development) and Jonathan Mosse (IWA’s Sustainable Boating Group – HVO Expert)

Waterway restoration

Restoring the UK’s blue infrastructure – our inherited network of navigable canals and rivers – is good for people and places.

New waterways add value

The advantages of the proposed waterways far exceed leisure boating alone. They incorporate a nature reserve, footpaths and cycle ways, the potential to improve flora and fauna and will contribute to the health and wellbeing of locals and visitors.

Waterway underfunding

Hundreds of miles of waterways – along with their unique heritage and habitats – are currently starved of funding and rely on constant lobbying by us to safeguard their future.

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