The Institute of Water Scottish Area are delighted to announce that plans are well under way for the annual study tour. Following highly successful visits in recent years to destinations including Northern Ireland and Yorkshire, attendees of the 2017 trip will fly to… the capital city of Portugal; Lisbon!
The provisional itinerary is to stay for 4 or 5 nights mid-September next year dependent on flight bookings. The agenda may include visits to water and wastewater treatment works, renewable energy sites and areas of historical interest within the Water Industry. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to experience the Water Museum which hosts the Aguas Livres Aqueduct; now considered a national monument, this dates back to 1746 and is comprised of 109 stone arches. There will also be the chance to enjoy a tourist attraction or similar activity during the tour in order to socialise and soak up some Portuguese culture!
Costs will be determined based on the numbers involved however early estimates look to be in the range of £400 - £500 per person which can be paid in monthly instalments. If you are at all concerned about the affordability of this trip but are keen to attend I would encourage you to get in touch; there may be an opportunity to gain employer support through the provision of subsidies.
If you are interested in joining us on this trip or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Kirstin Watt at Kirstin.Watt@scottishwater.co.uk or on 07443876482 before Monday 31st October 2016.
September 01st 2017
September 05th 2017
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Tel: 0191 422 0088 Fax: 0191 422 0087
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