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7 February 2016

Waterside Walk - Braunston Tunnel

7 February 2016

Middlemore Farm Public House, Hidcote Way, Daventry, NN11 5JZ, NGR SP565651

7 February 2016
7 February 2016

Waterside Walk - The Olympics, Three Mills and ...

7 February 2016

Bromley By Bow Station, St. Leonards Street, Tower Hamlets, London, E3 3JJ

7 February 2016
10 February 2016

Work Party - River Gipping

10 February 2016

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

10 February 2016
10 February 2016

Work Party - Staffs & Worcester

10 February 2016

Stewpony, Kidderminster

10 February 2016

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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 protecting 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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IWA Petition to Reduce Impact of HS2 on Waterways

IWA Petition to Reduce Impact of HS2 on Waterways

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An update on the HS2 Campaign

HS2 Ltd have issued a further tranche of small changes to the bill for Phase 1 (&lsquo ...

Liverpool event is IWA National Campaign Festival 2016

Liverpool event is IWA National Campaign Festival 2016

IWA is pleased to designate the Eldonian Village Canal Festival in Liverpool, on 11-12 June, as ...

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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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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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