We’ve met contractors, project managers and large contracting companies as well. They have been coming on the stand and finding out about products they didn’t know we do.
After announcing Inland Waterways Association and The Rivers Trust as supporters of the Waterways Management Show (WMS), we are delighted to welcome Canal & River Trust as an important supporter of WMS.
Canal & River Trust will have a stand at the show, with a working model and will be presenting in the Waterways Theatre. This important support will help tremendously in raising the profile of this important event and make a valuable contribution to its content.
Canal & River Trust looks after a 2,000-mile-long, 250-year-old, network of stunning canals and rivers, providing spaces for people to feel happier and healthier and wildlife to thrive. Along with its many supporters, it raises funds to invest in and upkeep 2,949 bridges, 1,582 locks, 280 aqueducts amongst other infrastructure ensuring they are safe, open and ready for use all day, every day.
There has been fantastic interest in this new event, that we see as the 'third leg of the stool', having launched Floodex, then adding the National Drainage Show, to present an event that truly showcases a holistic approach and aims to gather most of the interested parties under one roof, on an annual basis.
Being colocated with Floodex, means many interested stakeholders will already be visiting, but this is an event for many that are focussed on management, upkeep and restoration of our inland waterways, such as rivers, canals, lakes and reservoirs, as well as the fens, the land that surrounds them and other lowlands.
Apart from making a valuable contribution to water level management and thereby having a positive impact on flood incidents, there is a whole other world around our inland waterways, which embraces farming & estates, infrastructure, leisure facilities, real estate, flora, fauna and the general environment, that have an impact.
This event will showcase the best products and services that will be valuable in getting the job done, from the lab to the field. Visitors will be able to talk to experts, suppliers. educators and thought leaders across a range of subjects, leaving the Waterways Management Show better equipped to deal with the pressures of waterways and surrounding land management.
The Waterways Management Show will be a must attend event for anyone working within organizations around the planning, maintenance and management of rivers, canals, lakes, reservoirs, estuaries, harbours and marinas. This includes local authorities as well as commercial enterprises and volunteers. There will be a wide range of CPD accredited seminars, hosted by expert speakers, to attend free of charge to complement the exhibition stands and special features.
We have some amazing new speakers, including the National Infrastructure Commission, Canal & River Trust, Inland Waterways Association, Rivers Trust & CAMELLIA, Greenbank Group, Stormwater Shepherds' Jo Bradley talking about drought management and the return of Water Dragons. Launched in 2008, Water Dragons provides a unique opportunity for companies to pitch product, service or process innovations to a panel of senior water company executives and industry specialists.
Immerse yourself in all things SuDS, with two days of presentations and panel discussions, this is a fantastic opportunity to really get to grips with SuDS in our SUDS THEATRE. CIRIA / susdrain will be hosting a two day seminar programme in the SuDS Theatre, with presentations by experts and prominent speakers.
Some of the presentations so far, the full programme will be published by 15th October:
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