News Archive

Campaign cruise to unlock restoration projects

31 August 2020

Ten boats took part in a campaign cruise on the River Weaver in August to raise awareness of restoration projects in the area.  Initiatives included the restoration of Frodsham Old Lock, the ...
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Meet IWA's New Chief Executive

16 July 2020

Sarah O'Grady joins IWA this week to take on the role of chief executive when Neil Edwards, in the role for over twenty years, steps down.Sarah O’Grady is an experienced leader, providing ...
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IWA Responds to High Speed North Consultation

29 June 2020

IWA has responded to a Call for Evidence by the National Infrastructure Commission for a Rail Needs Assessment for the Midlands and the North. This consultation is part of a review of HS2 ordered ...
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Waterways debated in Parliament

05 June 2020

Waterways were given a good airing in the House of Commons when Craig Williams, the MP for Montgomeryshire, secured an adjournment debate on the subject of waterway restoration which took place on ...
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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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