Upcoming Events & Meetings


Featured events

1 June 2016

Work Party - River Gipping

1 June 2016

Pipps Ford or Baylham Mill Lock - Needham Market (to be confirmed)

1 June 2016
2 June 2016

London Canal Museum Presentation

2 June 2016

London Canal Museum, 12-13 New Wharf Road, Kings Cross, N1 9RT

2 June 2016
3 June 2016

International Mersey River Festival

3 June 2016

Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool

3 June 2016
3 June 2016

Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show 2016

3 June 2016

Beale Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NW

3 June 2016

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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.

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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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