Upcoming Events & Meetings


Featured events

1 July 2015

Work Party - River Gipping

1 July 2015

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

1 July 2015
2 July 2015

Himalayan Balsam Work Party - Caldon Canal

2 July 2015

Consall Station, Consall, Staffordshire

2 July 2015
3 July 2015

Ware Boat Festival 2015

3 July 2015

On the River Lee, in Ware

3 July 2015
4 July 2015

Work Party - River Gipping

4 July 2015

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

4 July 2015

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

The Inland Waterways Association is the leading membership charity dedicated to conserving, maintaining and restoring Britain’s network of canal and river waterways.

With a membership of around 16,000, IWA provides a strong voice for waterways users, working with navigation authorities, local and national government and other organisations to keep all our waterways alive.

IWA's Waterway Recovery Group provides practical and technical support to waterways restoration projects across the country as well as providing skills training for volunteers.

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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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