The Future

Photo: Chelmer & Blackwater, Seagulls at Paper Mill by Roy Chandler

IWA intends to continue to run the navigation for public benefit, to undertake or arrange all necessary repairs to bring the navigation into good maintenance order, to improve facilities for all legitimate users of the waterway and its surroundings, to safeguard the built and natural heritage of the Navigation and to undertake appropriate restoration and development of the navigation to maximise public appreciation and enjoyment of the asset consistent with safeguarding it for future generations.  In order to do this, IWA will rely upon the support and assistance of users of the Navigation, members of the Association and other local people, the Company's directors and shareholders, local authorities and local businesses, charitable bodies and other interested parties both locally and nationally.