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26 April 2014

Work Party - Newton Heath

26 April 2014

Rochdale Canal, Newton Heath

26 April 2014
27 April 2014

Work Party - Northampton Arm

27 April 2014

Northampton, to be confirmed

27 April 2014
30 April 2014

Work Party - River Gipping

30 April 2014

Needham Market

30 April 2014
30 April 2014

Work Party - Wardle Lock

30 April 2014

Wardle Lock, CW10 0JJ

30 April 2014

Who we are, what we campaign for

IWA does more for boaters than any other organisation.

IWA's vision is to see a widely-appreciated and well-maintained network of inland waterways available for the benefit of all. Take a look at our current campaigns.

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

IWA campaigns for 100% of Britain's inland waterways and provides a strong voice for all waterway users.

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is a registered charity, founded in 1946, which advocates the conservation, use, maintenance, restoration and development of the inland waterways for public benefit.

IWA members’ interests include boating, towpath walking, industrial archaeology, nature conservation and many other activities associated with the inland waterways. Find out more about IWA.

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group helps restore derelict waterways through their week-long Canal Camp working holidays and weekend digs.

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Canalway Cavalcade Event Programme Announced

Canalway Cavalcade Event Programme Announced

The programme of events has been announced for IWA's 2014 Canalway Cavalcade which is held ...

IWA National Trailboat Festival 2014 Programme Announced

IWA National Trailboat Festival 2014 Programme Announced

The 2014 IWA National Trailboat Festival is to be held at the Grand Western Canal Country Park ...

40 Tonnes of Rubbish Cleared From Birmingham's Canals

40 Tonnes of Rubbish Cleared From Birmingham's Canals

Over 100 volunteers from IWA, Waterway Recovery Group (WRG), Birmingham Canal Navigations ...

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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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Volunteer

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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WRG

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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Buy books, maps, chandlery and gifts from our online shop view Christmas catalogue or visit our Amazon A-store. All proceeds support IWA Campaigns.

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