Restoration training & workshops

Together with the Inland Waterways Association, we run a series of workshops and training events throughout the year, including our annual restoration conference in the autumn.

The restored lockhouse at Staveley on Chesterfield Canal The restored lockhouse at Staveley on Chesterfield Canal

Waterways Restoration Conference 2021

After a different, but successful, 2020 Annual Waterways Restoration Conference, held virtually throughout October and November, we are currently discussing plans for our 2021 conference.

This event will run in the Autumn and details will be announced in the summer months.

Training programme 2021

We will be hosting a variety of training workshops and webinars throughout the year. We are currently discussing topics and speakers, and will be adding to this programme regularly.


Youth engagement month



Annual waterway restoration conference: Navigating the Future

Date: 16/10/21
Speaker: TBC
Location: Zoom - Registration link coming soon


Preserving heritage & working alongside wildlife

Biodiversity and heritage conservation are closely connected. Both have a dependence on statutory and non-statutory conservation and enhancement mechanisms, both make important contributions to the value of places for residents, visitors and the environment, both contribute to natural capital. Canals are a perfect example of where heritage and biodiversity meet, creating a thriving blue/green network for communities. We will discuss the importance of working with wildlife on your canal projects and how to make the most of the natural capital on your doorstep. 

Date: TBC
Speaker: TBC
Location: TBC

Last date edited: 20 July 2021