Living Waterways Awards 2019

We’re delighted to announce the finalists for our 2019 Living Waterways Awards.

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These Awards shine a spotlight on the amazing work done by individuals, communities and organisations to make life better by water by creating vibrant thriving living waterways.

The Awards are led by an independent panel of judges under the guardianship of Sue Wilkinson, trustee of the Trust. Past winners have come from the voluntary, environmental, arts, heritage, engineering and architecture sectors, reflecting the any different projects that are transforming canals, rivers, lochs, lakes and reservoirs across the four nations.

Sue Wilkinson said: “Whittling down a very competitive field to these 19 finalists was a tough job. Each and every project is making a difference to people’s lives and these Awards continue to recognise and celebrate the immense diversity of activities that are drawing more people to these wonderful waterways and helping them to lead happier and healthier lives.”

The winners will be revealed at a celebratory dinner hosted by waterways champion, poet and raconteur, Ian McMillan in Birmingham on 10 October 2019. Tickets are available via our on-line shop.

The finalists are:

  • Aston Nature Reserve, Montgomery Canal
  • Claverton Pumping Station, Kennet & Avon Canal
  • Fossway Heath Nature Reserve/Lichfield Canal Restoration, Lichfield
  • Lugg Wetland Project, Herefordshire
  • Maidenhead Waterways, Maidenhead
  • Marple Aqueduct
  • Muddy Waters children’s books
  • New Chapter for Workboat Python, Chesterfield Canal
  • New London Bridge Staircase, River Thames
  • Pride of Sefton 2, Liverpool
  • Reconnecting Sheffield, Tinsley Canal
  • Recording Gwendolyn, National Waterways Museum
  • River Thames Footbridge, Berkshire
  • Saxilby Waterfront Project, Lincolnshire
  • Stanthorne Breach Repairs, Middlewich
  • The Ring, Worcestershire
  • The Village Butty, London
  • Young Curators, National Waterways Museum
  • Youth Urban Games/Glasgow Canal Festival, Glasgow

Award sponsors

We are very grateful to our sponsors for their continued support for the Awards:

Kier (principal sponsor), Amco Giffen, Arcadis, CPC Civils, Fountains, Land & Water and Vinci.

Last date edited: 5 July 2019