News Archive

Clean air strategy: response

24 January 2020

We have responded to the Department for Transport's call for evidence on air pollutant emissions from domestic vessels and inland waterways. Our response includes our updated environmental ...
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New waterway campaigning resource

02 January 2020

A new resource is available to waterway campaigners engaging with MPs across all waterways in England, Scotland and Wales.Our new IWA Directory of Parliamentary Constituencies with Waterways ...
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Scottish Canals’ Operations Consultation

06 December 2019

All boaters who use the Lowland Canals in Scotland are encouraged to respond to Scottish Canals’ consultation about user operation on the Forth & Clyde and Union canals. The Lowland Canal ...
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IWA announces new Chairman

19 November 2019

Following a Trustee meeting on Saturday 16th November, Paul Rodgers has been elected as the Association's new National Chairman with immediate effect. Paul succeeds outgoing National Chairman, ...
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Final Family Camp success

14 November 2019

Despite howling winds and torrential rain, four intrepid families, with seven children between them, braved our final Family Canal Camp of the year over the October half term. The weekend was ...
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Value of inland waterways report

09 November 2019

As part of our work to protect and restore the country's 6,500 miles of inland waterways, we have launched a new resource to help influence planners and policy makers by proving the value of the ...
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First Silver Propeller Challenge finishers

08 November 2019

Last week our Silver Propeller Challenge was completed for the first time since its launch last year. The intrepid couple who were the first across the finish line were a husband and wife team, ...
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Clean air strategy: call for evidence

15 October 2019

The Department for Transport is asking for evidence on air pollutant emissions from domestic vessels and inland waterways.  They are particularly keen to hear from boat owners and operators, ...
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IWA Trustee election results

04 October 2019

At our AGM on Saturday, two of our existing trustees, Ivor Caplan and Rick Barnes, were re-elected alongside Dave Chapman who joins them on the board of trustees. IWA Chairman Ivor Caplan extended ...
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Heathrow expansion to harm waterways

27 September 2019

The Heathrow expansion plans would cause significant harm to the natural environment of local canals and rivers, impacting habitats and heritage, as well as reducing access to the waterways and ...
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