The winners of the 2019 Living Waterways Awards, were announced at a gala ceremony in Birmingham on 10 October 2019.
The Living Waterways Awards, sponsored by Kier, Amco Giffen, Arcadis, CPC Civils, Fountains, Land & Water and Vinci, recognise the most exciting and inspiring waterway-based improvement projects across the UK.
Sue Wilkinson, Canal & River Trust trustee and chair of the Award's assessment panel, explains: "Canal & River Trust is once again proud to announce the winners of our annual national Living Waterways Awards. These awards give us the opportunity to celebrate the tireless efforts of those who are helping to transform the nation's rivers, canals, lochs, lakes, and reservoirs, making life better for millions of people across the UK."
A rigorous assessment process saw the expert judges travel across England, Wales and Scotland before selecting the finalists for the 2019 Living Waterways Awards.
From inspirational community programmes and innovative engineering projects, to exciting arts initiatives, the winners of these prestigious awards are:
1. ART, CULTURE & EVENTS (large scale)
Winner: The Ring, Worcestershire
Runner-up: Youth Urban Games & Glasgow Canal Festival (Scottish Canals)