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Help us to protect and restore Britain's waterways.

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

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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Government Must Intervene to Save our Waterways Sector

Government Must Intervene to Save our Waterways Sector

On 14th May Paul Rodgers, IWA National Chairman, addressed an online meeting of the All Party ...

Stop The Loss of Waterways Heritage

Stop The Loss of Waterways Heritage

Part One of Heritage Report Launched We have launched the first part of a two-part report which ...

COVID-19 Lockdown:  IWA calling for additional assistance for the waterways

COVID-19 Lockdown: IWA calling for additional assistance for the waterways

Latest Government Loan Scheme could help waterway businesses but doesn’t go far enough ...

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Together we can do more.  Join us today and help us to campaign for the waterways that you love.

Volunteer

Do you love the waterways and want to give something back? Applications are sought now for new trustees

IWA Campaigns

We are the charity that campaigns to protect and restore the country's 6,500 miles of inland waterways.

IWA Near You

Find your local IWA Branch. Branches hold events including work parties, fund-raising activities, walks and lectures.

Events

Find details of waterways events across the country including festivals, work parties and lectures.

Essex Waterways

IWA's Essex Waterways manages the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation. Find out about licences and boat trips.

WRG

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group volunteers help bring derelict waterways back to life through week-long Canal Camps.

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