Geographic representation derived from members of IWA's eight regions in England and Wales, and from Scotland.
Additional members are appointed by trustees on recommendation from the committee. These are people who have particular experience or expertise in different aspects or uses of navigable waterways, and in some cases formally represent a particular area of interest.
In addition, corresponding members are encouraged, in the interests of fostering a wide base of specific knowledge and expertise. These representatives may be invited to attend by the chairman when their expertise may be beneficial to a specific issue or meeting.
All committee members are subject to formal appointment by Board of Trustees. The chairman is appointed, and reappointed or replaced, by Trustees.
IWA’s Navigation Committee will:
All full committee members to serve a term of three years, but can be appointed for a further term. One third to retire each year, on a rolling programme.
To be filled by new appointment from the region, by advertisement, or from recognised special interest groups. Corresponding members may be invited to take up such appointments.
Meetings normally held every other month, or as necessary. Meetings may take place by electronic means such as telephone calls, video conference call or by exchange of electronic mail. Any electronic meetings must be properly structured, recorded and minuted.
See forthcoming Navigation Committee meeting dates.
Trustees have the right to attend meetings as observers.
Full members to attend of right. Corresponding members may attend by invitation of the chairman
The Board of Trustees. Accountable to regions via regional representatives.
Branches, regions and any other relevant committees, Inland Waterways Freight Group.
The committee is responsible for communicating with other relevant Association committees in a timely and effective manner. The committee chairman is accountable for ensuring that this takes place.
Navigation Committee may obtain such external advice as it considers is required to discharge its responsibilities.
Minutes to be produced within a maximum of 21 days of meetings; but aim should be to produce within 10 days.