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The 2022 Waterway Restoration Conference, jointly organised by the Inland Waterways Association and Canal & River Trust, is taking place at the Subscription Rooms in Stroud on Saturday 26th March.

This year the conference is focused on overcoming obstacles and seizing opportunities. We are planning a range of keynote speakers and waterway focused case studies from the Cotswold Canals & Montgomery Canal. There will also be the opportunity to attend a breakout session focused on either youth engagement or a technical topic (tbc). See the Waterway Restoration Conference programme.

Delegates will also be able to go on a self-guided discovery tour of the Cotswold Canals after the event.

Event Dates

Saturday 26th March 2022

Location

Stroud

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Waterway Restoration Conference

The 2022 Waterway Restoration Conference, jointly organised by the Inland Waterways Association and Canal & River Trust, is taking place at the Subscription Rooms in Stroud on Saturday 26th March.

This year the conference is focused on overcoming obstacles and seizing opportunities. We are planning a range of keynote speakers and waterway focused case studies from the Cotswold Canals & Montgomery Canal. There will also be the opportunity to attend a breakout session focused on either youth engagement or a technical topic (tbc). See the Waterway Restoration Conference programme.

Delegates will also be able to go on a self-guided discovery tour of the Cotswold Canals after the event.

Details

Venue

The Subscription Rooms

George St, Stroud, GL5 1AE

Time

9:30am - 2:30pm

Followed by an optional self-guided tour of Cotswold Canals Projects.

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Location

Stroud

Subscription Rooms, George Street, Stroud, UK

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Waterway Restoration Conference Programme

  • Reconnecting Stroud to the National Canal Network with a focus on the A38 Whitminster Roundabout. Jim White, Chair of the Cotswold Canals Trust
  • Importance of Partnership: The power of community engagement and getting the political influence in place:  Chris Mitford-Slade, Canal Project Director, Stroud District Council
  • Opportunities for the Sector: Levelling Up Fund and the Shared Prosperity Fund with a Case Study from the Montgomery Canal – Dr Ian Sesnan, Consultant and IWA Trustee, and John Dodwell

Breakout sessions

  • Practically and meaningfully diversifying your volunteer base: Workshop  Mita Desai, Young Trustee Movement
  • Technical Workshop – details tbc.

Covid-19 – Staying Safe

We ask that all delegates take a lateral flow test on the morning of the Conference. Please do not travel the Conference if you have any COVID symptoms or feel unwell.

Whilst we hope to run this event face to face please be aware we may need to switch to online in the event of COVID restrictions or rising cases.

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