RRC Courses and Workshops

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) has a long history of facilitating and hosting a range of different training courses and thematic workshops for restoration practitioners, river basin planners, policy makers and interested groups. These are aimed at increasing the skills of attendees and their value lies in the opportunity to learn not only from the experienced facilitators but also from interacting with others from different backgrounds in a learning-focused environment.
The training courses follow the format of a one day event with presentations and interactive sessions where participants will be expected to work through technical examples and, where feasible, a site visit to consolidate learning. The training courses are open to anyone who has an interest in the topics including: NGOs, trusts, statutory agency project managers, consultants, contractors, and early-stage researchers interested in linking science to practitioners’ needs. Training courses are developed to meet current needs and also take into account the backgrounds of the participants.
Upcoming Training Courses
Introduction to Hydromorphology for River Restoration and NFM


Please let us know if you are still interested and we will add you to a waiting list for future dates

Date: 13th February 2018

Location: Wilmslow, Greater Manchester

Costs: RRC members £195; Non-members £255


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River Habitat Survey Certification Course

Date: 13th -16th March 2018

Location: Cardiff University Hall


  • Members: £650+VAT
  • Student members: £550+VAT
  • Non-members: £850+VAT
  • Student non-members: £715+VAT

More information - Flyer

Booking form

Course agenda

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There is an opportunity for consultants and charities to join a RHS certification course that the River Restoration Centre is organising as a special event from March 13th to March 16th 2018 in Cardiff.

The RHS Certification courses from now on will be run and hosted by the River Restoration Centre.

Planned Training Courses
Weir Removal

Date: 2018

Location: Manchester area

This one-day training course will cover technical aspects of weir removal projects, from initial decision-making through practical methods for removal and other mitigation options. The course will require some basic understanding of hydromorphology or engineering. It will include fieldwork on nearby case study examples.

Please email us at rrc@therrc.co.uk, and ask to join our mailing list, in order to stay in the loop as the courses are developed, and for monthly updates and the latest event information, direct to you inbox.

Previous Training Courses
Natural Flood Management Introduction to Hydromorphology

10th & 11th October 2017,

Cranfield University

Flyer - Blog - Photos

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13th September 2017,

Yate, Bristol, South Gloucestershire


Feedback from some past participants:

"I'll be using this to help develop NFM projects in which I am involved"

"It was also useful to know that you don't have to be an expert in mapping to use the tools!"


Introduction to Hydromorphology for River Restoration and NFM River Management: Australian Perspectives Evening Seminar

22nd February 2017,

Wilmslow, Greater Manchester

Flyer - Blog - Photos

Supported by:

15th June 2016,

Jacobs Winnersh office, Berkshire

Flyer & programme

Blog - Presentation


River restoration project delivery:
How to assess, plan and deliver projects
Exploring capacity building for catchment partnerships learning workshops: Strengthening Partnership Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting




Supported by:

Programmes -

20th January 2016, Sheffield

2nd February 2016, Bristol

4th February 2016, London

Supported by:





Summary of outputs

Objective setting case study

Short monitoring & objective setting guide

Monitoring planner

Flyer - Blog - Photos

23rd May 2016,

River Darent, Sundridge, Kent

Flyer & programme

Presentations & handouts

Blog - Photos

The RRC also supports and helps to facilitate external workshops run by other organisations. From promoting to presenting and organising we can help make workshops a success.

As well as stand-alone workshops we also hold a range of workshop sessions at our Annual Network Conference. You can find out more about these workshops at our previous conferences, on our Conference Page.

If you would like us to help with your workshop, please contact us.