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Natural solutions for our rivers?

'ResiRiver' is a new Interreg North West Europe project focusing on the creation of resilient river systems through the mainstreaming and upscaling of Nature-based Solutions (NbS). NIWE member Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), assembled a partnership that covers river systems in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands and on 27-28 June 2023 held their inaugural kick-off event

2023-11-07T09:28:46+00:00November 2nd, 2023|Categories: Blog, Events, Innovation|0 Comments

Green WIN final reports going online…

The Green WIN project officially finished on 30 June 2023 though we are continuing to work on some of our trial sites to conclude installations of pumps and different types of control systems that operate them. We have also worked hard to wrap things up elsewhere and have produced several important reports that demonstrate the

2023-10-18T14:24:43+00:00October 18th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Events, Innovation|0 Comments

An on-screen sendoff presenting real-world results

At I2I’s final conference earlier this year, partners showed how their work over the last three and a half years has led to lasting change in their neighborhoods and communities across the North Sea Region. The pandemic supercharged the social isolation already felt by many inhabitants. I2I, with its goal to improve social inclusion and

2023-09-18T15:44:19+00:00September 18th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Events, Innovation|0 Comments

WCC 2023 – first webinar this Thursday

The first of Inland Waterways International (IWI) series of online presentations on waterway topics takes place in just two days, on June 15 at 15:00 Dublin time, 16:00 CET, 10:00 in the eastern USA and Canada, 22:00 in Southeast Asia. Éanna Rowe of Waterways Ireland will give a presentation titled Managing canals: working with volunteer

2023-06-13T11:47:28+00:00June 13th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Events, News|0 Comments

Further control panel & pump testing in Liège

On 17 May 2023 technicians from the University of Liège and Canal and River Trust (CRT), met in Liège to commission the purpose built control panel (constructed by Bridges and CRT) so it operates the Hidrostal pump (purchased through Green WIN for use at Calcutt, back in the UK) at maximum operating efficiency. They addressed

2023-06-13T08:22:39+00:00June 13th, 2023|Categories: Blog, News|0 Comments

Green WIN final event heralds a smart future

After a white knuckle minibus ride through Dublin, Green WIN partners settled down for the project’s final meeting and site visits, in Ireland from 9-11 May 2023. John McDonagh, CEO Waterways Ireland (WI) welcomed the group and introduced his organisations ambitious strategic pathway for the next ten years, particularly the focus on their Climate Action

2023-05-23T11:55:40+00:00May 23rd, 2023|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

I2I Final Conference

Loneliness and social isolation are not just harmful to mental and physical health. They can also have significant consequences for social cohesion and community trust. Starting in 2020, From Isolation to Inclusion (I2I) has been working to help the public sector in the North Sea Region innovate around social inclusion. Bringing together academia, municipalities, organisations,

2023-05-19T08:51:33+00:00May 18th, 2023|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Waterways of London (and streets…)

On Monday 17 April 2023 over twenty IWI members, family and friends gathered at Canary Wharf pier before taking the Thames Clipper service to Westminster, enjoying the superb views of the regenerated old wharves, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, London Bridge and the Shard. This was the first leg of IWI’s mini tour of

2023-04-24T10:00:28+00:00April 24th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Events, Innovation|0 Comments

Nature connectedness and waterways. Join in and learn more…

NIWE members, colleagues and guests are cordially invited to join the University of Derby and Canal & River Trust for an online Nature Connectedness workshop on the 14th of March 2023 9:30 – 11:00. This two-hour workshop is designed to help you develop a deeper understanding of nature connectedness and how to incorporate it into

2023-04-04T08:05:01+00:00March 8th, 2023|Categories: Blog, Events, Innovation|0 Comments
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