Upcoming Events & Meetings

Featured events

Braunston Historic Narrowboat Rally

25 June 2016

Braunston Marina & Brokerage, The Wharf, Braunston, Northamptonshire, NN11 7JH

Work Party - Chester

25 June 2016

Tower Wharf, Chester

Work Party - Greater Manchester

25 June 2016


Work Party - Taunton

25 June 2016

Canal Car Park, Dyer’s Lane, Bathpool, TA2 8BZ

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Campaigning for the use, maintenance, and restoration of Britain's inland waterways

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.

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IWA Festival of Water Comes to Pelsall

IWA Festival of Water Comes to Pelsall

IWA’s annual Festival of Water is set to bring over one hundred boats to the underused ...

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IWA's Campaign Festival Puts Eldonian Village on the Canal Map

Thousands turned out to join in the fun at the Eldonian Village Canal Festival in Liverpool ...

IWA Campaign Cruise to Spalding and Crowland Finally Goes Ahead

IWA Campaign Cruise to Spalding and Crowland Finally Goes Ahead

IWA has succeeded in persuading the Environment Agency to de-silt Fulney Lock, opening up the ...

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Members benefit from exclusive discounts and special offers, IWA's Waterways Magazine, four times a year as well as regular information from your local IWA branch / region.
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Do you love the waterways and want to give something back? Volunteering with IWA is for you! Opportunities include practical, administrative and advisory roles.
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IWA Campaigns

IWA campaigns for 100% of Britain's inland waterways. IWA’s vision is to see a widely-appreciated and well-maintained network of inland waterways available for the benefit of all.
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IWA Local

IWA is organised through a network of 8 Regions and 33 local Branches. Branches hold events in their area, including work parties, fund-raising activities, walks and meetings.
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For Kids

WOW is IWA's programme of activities for children. Materials can be used wherever young people might like to learn more about our inland waterways and their history.
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Essex Waterways

IWA’s subsidiary company Essex Waterways Ltd. took over the management of the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation in 2005 in order to prevent its closure.

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IWA's Waterway Recovery Group volunteers have helped restore many derelict waterways in Britain through their week-long Canal Camp working holidays and weekend digs.
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