Regional Conference Encourages Cooperation and Knowledge Exchange as Part of the Sullied Sediments 1st Annual MeetingRegional Conference Encourages Cooperation and Knowledge Exchange as Part of the Sullied Sediments 1st Annual Meeting
The 2017 Waterways Partnership Conference was held on Wednesday, 27 September 2017, at the Holiday Inn at Hull Marina. Organised to complement and promote the Sullied Sediments project, the event brought together members of the East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership with partners working on this EU-funded project.
To reflect this link to Sullied Sediments, the theme of the conference was best practice in catchment-level river management. The presentations on the day included:
* The Living Heritage of the River Don: Engaging Communities and Partners in the Catchment (Rachel Walker, Don Catchment Rivers Trust)
* Catchment-scale Approaches to Managing Metal Pollution (Will Mayes, University of Hull)
* The Elbe Habitat Foundation – A Purposeful Communication Approach to Managing the Elbe (Elisabeth Klocke, Elbe Habitat Foundation)
* Catchment Sensitive Farming (Paul Kay, University of Leeds)
* Sullied Sediments Project Update (Jeanette Rotchell)
* Sullied Sediments Practical Demonstrations (Sullied Sediments PhD Students)
All of the presentations are available on the Waterways Partnership's website:
This year's conference was funded as an early dissemination event through the ‘Sullied Sediments’ project, which has been co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg VB North Sea Region Programme.
The East and North Yorkshire Waterways Partnership was established in 2011 with funding from the Coast, Wolds, Wetlands, Waterways LEADER programme. Using a ‘bottom up’ approach, the partnership encourages public, private, community and voluntary groups to work together and ensure that our inland waterways are integral to local economic, environmental and social regeneration.