Upcoming Events & Meetings

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Work Party - River Gipping

26 October 2016

Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 8LJ

The Big Draw - Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum

26 October 2016

The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne, Northants, NN12 7SE

Work Party - River Gipping

2 November 2016

Pipps Ford (Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 8LJ) or Baylham Mill Lock (Mill Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 8LG), River Gipping.

BCNS Bonfire Rally

4 November 2016

Smethwick Enterprise Centre, Rolfe Street, Smethwick B66 2AR

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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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New Chair for Parliamentary Waterways Group

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IWA's Waterway Recovery Group at Inglesham Lock

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group at Inglesham Lock

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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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