RRC Conferences
Each year the River Restoration Centre (RRC) holds an Annual Network Conference that brings together professionals from all areas of river restoration including contractors, engineers, consultants, academics, and representatives from trusts, local organisations, and government agencies. The event is run over two days and includes over 50 speakers, workshop sessions and many other opportunities to network and make new contacts. Speakers present interesting, engaging presentations on recent projects, current topics of interest, or their research.
2024 Annual Network Conference
April 24th - 26th 2024, Llandudno, North Wales

The 2024 RRC Annual Network Conference was held in the historic seaside town of Llandudno, and the first RRC Annual Conference in Wales. The programme was packed with two keynote speakers and 45 other presentations on topics such as climate change, gravel management, restoration for fish, river continuity, historical floodplains, landowner engagement, citizen science and much more.

RRC Scientific Conference - Scientific Advances in River Restoration (SARR)

The SARR conference was held at the University of Liverpool from September 6th - 8th 2023. The SARR conference united scientists globally within one meeting covering all disciplines of river restoration. Scientists presented their work, discussed ideas, created new collaborations and advanced challenges in river restoration science.

Find out more here.

UK River Prize & Nigel Holmes Trophy
Each year the RRC Annual Network Conference hosts the UK River Prize Awards Dinner celebrating best practice in river restoration, where the Nigel Holmes Trophy is awarded to the winner. The finalists and winner of the UK River Prize will be announced and more information can be found here.
Previous Conferences
Over the years our conferenes have been a huge success. Previous venues include Nottingham, Sheffield, Manchester, York, Blackpool and Brighton. You can look back at the content of each conference and see how river restoration has developed over the years. We have also uploaded photos from the conferences so you can get an idea of what to expect from one of our RRC conferences. Information on all of our previous conferences can be found here.