Upcoming Events & Meetings


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Working with young people and safeguarding

19 January 2018

Aqua House, Lionel Street, Birmingham B3 1AQ

Talk - IWA Notts & Derbyshire Branch

19 January 2018

The Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, NG2 7HY

Work Party - Ashton Canal, Manchester

20 January 2018

Etihad Stadium, Manchester

Social - IWA Avon & Wilts Branch

21 January 2018

The Bristol Golf Club, Blackhorse Lane, Almondsbury, BS10 7TP


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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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