We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

The benefits

Restoring a waterway has so many benefits for a local community. If we were to list all of the ways that restored waterways improve the lives of local people then this page would be a few metres long. Instead of making a huge list we’ve put together a video. Watch the video to find out how water can add value to a community.

How to measure success

We’ve been working with the University of Northampton to produce a report about the positive effects of restoring waterways on local communities. We wanted to look at the economic and social benefits, at the environmental advantages and also to work out a way of measuring the success of future restorations.

If you haven’t had your fill of reports yet, then take a look at a selection of reports that fed into the University’s report

Last date edited: 17 July 2015