Project information

Sartorial Rivers

Develop river environments so that they are fit for purpose; the use by the public for recreation and wildlife generally for its survival, the use of rivers to supply food and potable supplies of water. Rivers to be available for sustainable power generation and routes for transport.

October 2013 - December 2016

Charity information: Clean Rivers Trust

Clean Rivers Trust
  • Need


    Rivers are seen differently by all sorts of groups who wish to see all other users subject to their perceived priority. The problems, depending where the conflict occurs, can lead to lost tempers or loss of life.


    Each river and each region has its own set of problems and priorities as each will need its own tailored solution. These can be achieved with remedies that are bespoke and made to measure.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Individual attention to each problem.


    » Be available and contactable.
    » Use of social media.
    » Reconciliation and empathetic attention on the ground.
    » Working with individuals, groups and authority to bker agreement amicably.

    What success will look like

    Conflict abatement.

    Aim 2

    Foster understanding.


    » Education, including by changing roles of those in disagreement.

    What success will look like

    Generate consensus of understanding by the exchange of experience of needs.

    Aim 3

    Foster agreement


    » Creating groups who are able to agree for their particular interest sector to enter into negotiation.

    What success will look like

    allow the communities to set the parametrises of the agreements reached in reflection rather than rhetoric.

    Aim 4

    Fitting the agreements and opposing views to the communities as a whole.


    » Disburse the forms of agreements to the whole society in a dispassionate manner.

    What success will look like

    By involvement and juxtaposing the needs of individuals and groups mutuality of purpose might be achieved.

    Aim 5

    Encourage pride in mutuality of agreement reached not self agradisment or debasement for compromise


    » Encourage mutually agreeable projects that may benefit divergent groups across the community.

    What success will look like

    The development of mutual respect and continuation of dialogue into the future about shared interests, concerns as well as that that devides.

  • Impact


    This could develop a broader grouping of people engaged in the care of their river as a resource for all.


    The greatest risk is that at the initial stage all parties will be suspicious of the motives of those wishing to defuse a situation. though through that might be grown a form of mutual agreement to question the Trusts wish to be involved.
    In the past the organisation has been frank in its reasons and stated its bespoke terms of engagement to all and promised openness and straightforwardness.


    Each individual area of activity will be reported on via the web site; the Trust will visit in person if it can groups who have or wish to support the work.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £122,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £80,000 Staff Staff over 3 years.
      £20,000 Travel + subsistance over 3 years
      £10,000 Materials office support, laptops etc
      £12,000 Equipment Emergency Rental of specific kit/ contingency
  • Background


    UK, Europe, Africa, and Middle East.


    The populations of the areas, particularly; Ethiopia, Uganda, Yemen,

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have experience in these forms of operation and a good knowledge of the areas involved.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Harvey Wood

    Co ordinate on ground, has experience in all areas and has worked in this area of endeavour for a considerable time.