The Living Waterways Awards independent panel of experts has announced its list of finalists for the 2014 Awards.
Launched by the Trust in January, and led by an independent panel of experts from the voluntary, environmental, heritage, engineering and architecture sectors, the Living Waterways Awards seek to recognise the most inspiring and exciting waterway-based improvement projects across the UK.
Tony Hales, Chairman of the Canal & River Trust, explains: “The Living Waterways Awards celebrate the individuals, communities and organisations that have done the most to make a difference to the nation’s historic canals and rivers, making them exciting places to live, learn and spend time.
“Our panel of experts, headed up by Helen Carey OBE DL, has been tremendously impressed with the quality of projects submitted and after a series of visits and assessments have arrived at their list of finalists.”
The projects reflect the enormous diversity of activities taking place across the waterways, from inspirational art projects to dedicated volunteer-led schemes; innovative design and construction developments to pioneering environmental initiatives. The finalists are:
The winners of the 2014 Living Waterways Awards, which are sponsored by Keir, CPC Civils, Galliford Try and Hyder Consulting, will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Armouries, Clarence Dock, Leeds on 24 September 2014.