Upcoming Events & Meetings


Featured events

Work Party Banbury

23 April 2019

Oxford, UK

Work Party Burslem Arm

23 April 2019

ST6 3LY

Work Party Bridgwater

23 April 2019

Bridgwater, UK

Talk - IWA Chiltern Branch

24 April 2019

Little Chalfont Village Hall, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, Bucks HP8 4UD


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Working to protect and restore the country's 6,500 miles of canals and rivers

IWA is the leading membership charity dedicated to protecting and restoring Britain’s network of canal and river waterways. We use our extensive experience and member knowledge to formulate expert policies as well as undertake local and national campaigns that have a real impact on the UK's inland waterways.

Our Waterway Recovery Group provides practical and technical support to waterways restoration projects across the country and runs Canal Camp restoration working holidays, as well as providing skills training for volunteers.

Become a member today and help us to protect and expand the waterways network that you love.

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IWA Launches Waterways in Progress report

IWA Launches Waterways in Progress report

Celebrating the small milestones of a much larger restoration project is the message behind a ...

Another Successful Canal Restoration Conference

Another Successful Canal Restoration Conference

Saturday, 30 March, saw over 40 different restoration societies and 116 individuals come ...

Survey Calls for Basic Facilities

Survey Calls for Basic Facilities

We have published the results of our Gaptracker Survey, which identifies that the majority of ...

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