Upcoming Events & Meetings

Featured events

Work Party Manchester

19 October 2019

Greater Manchester

IWA Volunteer Networking Day

19 October 2019

NCVO Offices, Regents Wharf 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL

Litter Pick at Rugeley

19 October 2019

Ravenhill Park, Brereton, Rugeley, Staffs. WS15 1DY

Waterside Walk - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

20 October 2019

Stratford Station, Station Street, Stratford, London E15 1AZ, meet by the Newham London sign

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

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.

Become a member today and help us to protect and expand the waterways network that you love.

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