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The 2024 Annual Restoration Conference, jointly organised by The Inland Waterways Association, Canal & River Trust and Buckingham Canal Society, is taking place on Saturday 13th April at the University of Northampton, Creative Hub.

This year the conference theme is ‘Connected Working in Restoration’. Given the current funding restraints, the conference will focus on the importance of working in partnership and maintaining positive relationships with a broad range of people from landowners, local authorities, navigation authorities, community groups and volunteering bureaus, waterway and towpath users. Challenges and opportunities will be explored through examples and practical insights.

The conference is a must for anyone involved in Waterway Restoration and volunteering and a prime opportunity to network and have in depth discussions with experts across the field.

The conference will run from 10am-3.30pm, and this year the registration fee is £10 which will help us cover the rising costs toward the conference.

Bookings for the Restoration Conference 2024 are now open.

Any questions you may have, please email [email protected] or call 01494 783 453 Ext 607.

 

 

 

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Branch
IWA Northampton Branch
Event Dates

Saturday 13th April

Location

Northampton

Restoration

Waterway Restoration Conference 2024

The 2024 Annual Restoration Conference, jointly organised by The Inland Waterways Association, Canal & River Trust and Buckingham Canal Society, is taking place on Saturday 13th April at the University of Northampton, Creative Hub.

This year the conference theme is ‘Connected Working in Restoration’. Given the current funding restraints, the conference will focus on the importance of working in partnership and maintaining positive relationships with a broad range of people from landowners, local authorities, navigation authorities, community groups and volunteering bureaus, waterway and towpath users. Challenges and opportunities will be explored through examples and practical insights.

The conference is a must for anyone involved in Waterway Restoration and volunteering and a prime opportunity to network and have in depth discussions with experts across the field.

The conference will run from 10am-3.30pm, and this year the registration fee is £10 which will help us cover the rising costs toward the conference.

Bookings for the Restoration Conference 2024 are now open.

Any questions you may have, please email [email protected] or call 01494 783 453 Ext 607.

 

 

 

Details

Venue

University of Northampton – Creative Hub

University Drive Waterside Campus, Northampton, NN1 5PH

 

Time

10.00am to 3.30pm

Booking Fee

£10 - includes lunch and refreshments

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Location

Northampton

University of Northampton, University Drive, Northampton, UK

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Photography

Please note there will be a photographer in attendance at this event. You can let us know at sign in on the day if you wish not to be photographed.

Last Year’s Conference

Read the report on last year’s conference, hosted with Chesterfield Canal Trust.

Read the report on the 2022 conference, held at Stroud, hosted with Cotswold Canals Trust.

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Masks and lateral flow tests are not required but please do not travel to the conference if you have any symptoms or feel generally unwell.

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