Situations can escalate quickly in adverse weather. If there’s heavy rain before you set off, or once you are underway, you will need to keep a close eye on conditions and plan ahead to identify safe locations where you will be able to moor up until water levels reduce.
We talk political wrangling, MBEs and WRGie marriage with IWA's policy & campaigns officer Alison Smedley.
Can you tell us briefly what your job entails?
There are four main strands: coordinating IWA's parliamentary campaigning, leading on IWA's national navigation campaigns, I'm part of IWA's ...
IWA has many examples of areas where we've campaigned for the protection of a heritage asset and saved the face of the waterways. Here is a recent success story from IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch.
The original Bedford Street Bridge (No 2) on the Caldon Canal had suffered years ...
Our new campaign aims to protect and record historic assets along the UK's canals and rivers.
Launching this winter, IWA’s Value of Waterways Heritage campaign will look at heritage that has been lost and heritage that has been saved as well as uncovering assets that are currently causing ...
Artist Dave Gardham tells us about his wintry waterways scenes that feature on IWA's Christmas cards and his love of boating.
I've been an IWA member for many years and my paintings first appeared on the Association's Christmas cards in 2013. I had a selection of waterways scenes and thought ...