The EU Waterways Forward (WF) project which brought together public authorities and other relevant institutions from 11 EU countries plus Norway and Serbia, has been an enormous success.
Following initial funding from Kingston University's Enterprise Development Fund, the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture's (FADA) Landscape Interface Studio (LIS) has been closely involved in the development and management of the project's communication strategy, working with their client the Canal and River Trust (formerly British Waterways).
LIS acted as project communications consultants developing and managing a suite of social media sites, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and the blog, to support the project’s aim to secure the future of Europe's waterways.
The Waterways Forward blog has proved particularly successful and is read in 108 countries. Glenn Millar, the Economic Development Manager for Canal & River Trust said: "The appointment of the Landscape Interface Studio to support the Waterways Forward partnership brings an imaginative multi-disciplinary approach to spatial planning with new media communication."
Viewed by 13,623 people across 108 countries worldwide with 95 followers and 119 posts so far – recent posts include:
1,123 Tweets and 207 followers, including:
117 members with the Waterways Forward linking to 30 other LinkedIn groups – exposure to more than 227,653 LinkedIn members including:
1,529 views – 19 films (animations, short films and partner interviews)
In addition, Kingston University continues to support dissemination of the Waterways Forward project. Read more on Kingston University's StaffSpace, our staff intranet (only accessible to current staff): Kingston's Waterways blog read in 106 countries.