John works on the Canal and River Trust’s H2DB Migration project, which involves transferring the Trust’s data from an historic database system that is becoming increasingly defunct, to the new system so that it is not lost. John developed the process and supporting tools for the project, and then took the time to deliver training sessions to other volunteers. John began working with the Water Management Team on this project in September 2013, contributing nearly 900 hours of his time to the project across that period.
The Water Management Team manages the water resources of the Trust’s network, both operationally from week to week, and more strategically with long term planning, and data is a critical part of the work that they do. John has become an integral part of the team, and his dedication has enabled the project to be a success, thus enhancing the work of the whole team. He embodies the Trust’s values, by contributing to their Strategic Goals and being an Ambassador for the Trust in his local community.