The government's advisory body on inland waterways, The Inland Waterways Advisory Council (IWAC), was abolished on 2nd July 2012 following an initial announcement in July 2010. Before its demise, IWAC authorised IWA to publish any of IWAC's works so that its reports and research was not lost to the benefit of the inland waterways community. A selection of IWAC's recent reports are published below.
. Download as a pdf file (14.0 MB). This report is also available on a CD from IWA Head Office.
Download as a pdf file (11.7 MB)
Implications for inland waterways in England and Wales
Funding and Income Sources for Overseas Waterways (2009) Download a pdf file (6.6 MB)
Making more use of Waterside Paths (2010) - case studies. Dowland as a pdf file (3.6 MB)
Using Waterways to Combat Effects of Social Exclusion (2009) Download as a pdf file (0.2 MB)
The Value of Inland Waterways in England & Wales (2011) Download as a pdf file (5.6 MB)
Reports published as The Inland Waterways Amenity Advisory Council
Inland Waterways Restoration and Development (2006). Download as a pdf file file (0.9 MB)
Projects in England Wales and Scotland. Third review report.
Please note that these reports remain in Copyright.
IWAC was first formed under the 1968 Transport Act as the Inland Waterways Amenity Advisory Council, solely covering the inland waterways managed by the then British Waterways. It was reformed as The Inland Waterways Advisory Council in April 2007 under the Natural Environment and Communities Act 2006, covering all inland waterways in England and Wales and the waterways then managed by British Waterways in Scotland.