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Managing Waterway Restoration Course

The Trust are running a new free course on ‘Managing Waterway Restoration’ which will be led by Dr Geraint Coles.

Notes from Part One now available- see below

Part one:  From creating a vision to restoration planning

The first part of the course looked at the project planning and management skills required to take a project from initial brainwave to a deliverable scheme which is likely to be funded. Partnership working, getting the best out of consultants, management, governance and financial structures required at the key development stages were also explored. 


Details of the next two sessions can be found below. To book a place please email: restoration@canalrivertrust.org.uk


Part two:  Managing restoration delivery

The practical management of project delivery from detailed build-design to project approvals (environmental & planning) then on to site preparations and safety. The unit will introduce construction design management principles and their importance to health & safety and the integration of contractors and volunteers on the same worksite.

Date: Saturday 28 January 2017
Location: Pyewipe Inn, Lincoln LN1 2BG

Part three: Keeping the lights on

The sustainability of waterway conservation, restoration and development projects. It will explore both "meanwhile uses" which may be used to generate income to support delivery of the project and those "end use" activities which are the long term goal. The importance of a robust business case and embedding sustainability into the project plan is emphasised. 

Date: Saturday 18 March 2017
Location: Gloucester, Trust offices

We have decided to host the three parts of the course in different locations across the county. That way you only need to attend the session which is most convenient to you, you will receive the full course through comprehensive notes online. All sessions will run from 10:00am until 4:30pm, lunch included.

Email: restoration@canalrivertrust.org.uk to book a place. Places are limited so be sure to book at your earliest convenience.

Last date edited: 20 December 2016