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SWV Rivers' Forum

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Empowering Change

A call to arms -

The Rivers’ Forum is about finding solutions: Too many who have influence on what happens with our rivers work in silos and do not have a forum to work together with decision makers and tech companies. SWV consulted government bodies, river and environmental groups, charities, developers, landowners, water companies, tech companies and philanthropists about the need for a Rivers’ Forum and received an overwhelming “Yes! This would really help.”

The Forum is an opportunity to create relationships to drive real change and collaborative impact. This is NOT just a physical clean up of the waterways. The Forum will provide a neutral platform to discuss the challenges in river conservation and water quality creating outcome orientated and collaborative approaches to the problems.

The Rivers’ Forum took place from from 22nd to 24th May 2023 at Lillibrooke Manor, Maidenhead, SL6 3LP, and plans are taking shape for next year - watch this space for the Rivers' Forum 2024!

The Rivers' Forum Deliverables

  • To gather change-makers, not for profits, government bodies, philanthropists, tech companies and universities together.

  • Establish collaboration to drive change.

  • Veterans to support leading, planning and executing project plans and creating qualifications for working on the rivers.


Venue, Travel & Accommodation

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Challenges faced on UK rivers

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Why SWV?

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