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.

We hope to be able to run this event in the autumn. Please bookmark this page and check for updates in the first few months of 2021.

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.

April

Funding surgery

Please note: this funding surgery is now fully booked, please see below for information on our July funding surgery.

A brilliant opportunity to book a one hour one to one virtual meeting with one of our fundraising experts! Get advice on your funding bid or how to raise money for a particular project. The meeting will be facilitated via Zoom.

Date: 15 April 2021
Speaker: Ellen Hawes, IWA & Samantha Tuck, Canal & River Trust
Location: Zoom - Fully booked

May

Webinar: BNG metrics

The Defra Biodiversity Metric is designed to provide ecologists, developers, planners and other interested parties with a means of assessing changes in biodiversity value (losses or gains) brought about by development or changes in land management. With Biodiversity Net Gain expected to become mandatory in the coming years, your projects may well be subject to the results of the Biodiversity Metric. Join Alex Melson, IWA Restoration Hub as he introduces attendees through the metric.

Date: 19/05/21
Speaker: Alex Melson, IWA Restoration Hub
Location: Zoom - click here to register your place

June

TBC

July

Funding surgery

A brilliant opportunity to book a one hour one to one virtual meeting with one of our fundraising experts! Get advice on your funding bid or how to raise money for a particular project. The meeting will be facilitated via Zoom.

Date:15 July 2021
Speaker: Ellen Hawes, IWA & Samantha Tuck, Canal & River Trust
Location: Zoom - please email to register your interest

August

Youth engagement month

TBC

September

TBC

October

Annual waterway restoration conference

Details TBC

November

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: 7 April 2021