News Archive

Government Must Intervene to Save our Waterways Sector

15 May 2020

On 14th May Paul Rodgers, IWA National Chairman, addressed an online meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways.  Convened to discuss the urgent issues facing waterway ...
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Stop The Loss of Waterways Heritage

07 May 2020

Part One of Heritage Report Launched We have launched the first part of a two-part report which aims to highlight the significance of waterways heritage across the UK. The report is part of our ...
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COVID-19 Lockdown: IWA calling for additional assistance for the waterways

29 April 2020

Latest Government Loan Scheme could help waterway businesses but doesn’t go far enough We have been working hard since the COVID-19 lockdown lobbying Government on behalf of waterways ...
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New Biodiversity Net Gain guidance launched

28 April 2020

A shift from ‘infrastructure versus nature’, to an approach where infrastructure is designed, built and maintained in ways that benefit our environment, has led to the publication of a ...
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IWA Festival of Water, Worcester will take place in 2021

17 April 2020

The extension of the Covid 19 lockdown has led us to take the decision to cancel our 2020 Festival of Water. The Festival had been due to take place on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal in ...
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IWA Canalway Cavalcade cancelled

13 March 2020

Following increased concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus and careful consideration of the safety of everyone involved in planning, organising and attending IWA Canalway Cavalcade ...
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New Chair appointed by the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways

28 February 2020

The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways, which held its inaugural meeting for the new Parliament on Tuesday 25th February, has appointed Michael Fabricant MP as its new Chair. At the ...
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Protecting the waterways from HS2

13 February 2020

Following the Government's announcement that the High Speed Rail project HS2 will now go ahead, we will continue our decade-long campaign to protect the waterways from the worst effects of its ...
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MPs briefed on waterways

31 January 2020

More than 65% of constituencies in England, Scotland and Wales are home to a navigable waterway or restoration project and around 25% of them elected a new MP in the most recent general election. ...
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IWA Chief Executive Announces Retirement

29 January 2020

IWA’s Chief Executive, Neil Edwards, has announced his retirement following a career spanning more than 24 years with the Association. Credited with the creation of Canal Camps, Waterway ...
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