Date: FRIDAY 9TH JULY 2021

Venue: Online via Zoom

Number of Participants: 20

Cost: Free of charge

Certification: Certificate of Attendance from River Restoration Centre

Pre-requisites: None. However a keen interest in rivers is needed!

Eligibility Criteria: Anyone within Ireland; those who work in Rivers trusts or catchment groups, local volunteers, anyone wishing to help out on their local river


Strategic catchment planning is essential for delivering successful river restoration and natural flood management projects. However, it is not always a straightforward task and is easy to get wrong. This one-day course will introduce participants to a methodology for developing a catchment-wide restoration plan which will help to identify and diagnose pressures and impacts, develop catchment-wide objectives and prioritise restoration projects. You will learn how to develop a strategic plan as well as learn from where other projects have gone wrong.

This course has been developed for Irish catchments and is an excellent opportunity to avail of the expert guidance and knowledge of Josh Robins from the River Restoration Centre at Cranfield University.

This course is free and open to anyone within Ireland with a keen interest in river restoration. Members of the Clonmany/Cloontagh communities are particularly welcome as this training complements the ongoing work in these communities by the Inishowen Rivers Trust.

How to register: https://irt-restorationplan.eventbrite.ie

Funded by: Kindly funded by Rethink Ireland under their Innovate Together Award 2020, supported by the Department of Rural and Community Development via the Dormant Accounts Fund, and corporate partners including the Z Zurich Foundation, Oakfield Trust, Medtronic and Twitter.Awardee of Innovate Together Fund 2020