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Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
Tony harvey developing the socio economic potential of waterway corridors
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  • 1. Green & Blue Futures Developing the Socio Economic Potential of Waterway Corridors 9th & 10th October 2013, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, Ireland How can waterways deliver social and economic benefits to the nation? Tony Harvey – Head of National Programmes tony.harvey@canalrivertrust.org.uk
  • 2. • The canals of • England & Wales
  • 3. The decline of our canals
  • 4. Supremacy of the railways
  • 5. The renaissance of canals
  • 6. Canals today
  • 7. Launch of the Canal & River Trust
  • 8. Our Governance
  • 9. Council
  • 10. Income for the first 9 months of the Trust
  • 11. Fundraising
  • 12. The first year – social and economic benefits delivered? months)
  • 13. Green & Blue Futures CANAL & RIVER TRUST UK Charity / Nav. Authority €0.69 21% PROVINCE OF WEST FLANDERS BE €0.43 13% SCOTTISH WATERWAYS TRUST UK Charity / Nav. Authority €0.56 17% PROVINCE OF HAINAUT BE Regional Authority €0.62 19% SOUTH TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IR Regional Authority €0.45 14% REIUSSIR EN SAMBRE FR Regional Dev’t Agency €0.42 13% SCOTTISH CANALS SC Local Public Authority Regional Authority €0.08 3%
  • 14. Measuring public benefits • NSS uses a multi-criteria analysis approach to combine a range of indicators, using appropriate weights and scores • Indicators have been developed for maintaining the network, public usage and customer experience and there is evidence of these wider benefits and their value from recent and ongoing studies
  • 15. National Stewardship Score BW stewardship score Objective 1: Maintaining the network Objective 3: Delivering public benefits 35 65 State of assets Functionality of network Asset-related safety 30 55 15 Condition of principal assets Heritage compliance 70 15 Ease of use of user operated mechanisms 12.5 25 Boat licences 85 15 15 Towpath condition Bank protection condition Propensity of boat owners to recommend Employee incidents 50 relating to infrastructure failures Noncompliant channels 20 Number of unplanned closures Propensity of towpath visitors to recommend 20 20 12.5 15 Other public benefits 55 45 Number of towpath visitors Condition of SSSIs Customer incidents 50 relating to infrastructure failures Serviceability of principal assets Customer experience Usage 15 Propensity of holiday boaters to recommend 20 Propensity of destination visitors to recommend % score for staff being friendly, helpful and conscientious 20 20
  • 16. Measuring public benefits • Canal River Trust uses Network Stewardship Score (NSS) to measure progress against strategic objectives: 1. Maintaining the network 3. Delivering public benefits • Waterways deliver a range of other public benefits (health, environmental, heritage, community and recreational) which are currently omitted not part of the NSS
  • 17. The Canal & River Trust Scope for new thinking data can be aggregated to enable us to understand information on socio economic benefits: • Short-term user benefits where visitor numbers/enjoyment responds to improved condition • Longer-term benefits and risk management: through maintenance in comparison to the benefits of short-term functional investment • Physical health and wellbeing benefits: where the physical exercise generated by the canals can be monetised
  • 18. Conclusions • Tony Harvey – Head of National Programmes • Tony.harvey@canalrivertrust.org.uk
  • 19. The Future

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