News Archive

Celebration of Waterways in Progress at IWA’s Annual Meeting

01 October 2018

Over 160 people attended IWA's Annual Members Meeting, which took place on 29th September near Stroud in Gloucestershire. The Member's Meeting was opened with an insightful presentation by WRG ...
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Waterways in Progress - a Vision for Restoration

28 September 2018

Waterways in Progress is a new report to be published in the near future by our Restoration Hub in conjunction with members of the Hub's High Level Panel of restoration movement representatives. ...
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Summer of Canal Restoration

26 September 2018

This summer, our Waterway Recovery Group has held 17 Canal Camps across 10 waterways. These holidays with a difference saw over 250 volunteers, restoring locks, building towpaths and preparing ...
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EA's Proposed Registration Fee Increases

13 September 2018

We have responded to the Environment Agency's consultation on proposed navigation charge increases, which would see some boaters paying over 30% more for their licence over 3 years, by asking EA ...
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100 Boats Cruise to St Neots for IWA Festival of Water

29 August 2018

Thousands of people flocked to Regatta Meadow in St Neots over the August Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy the spectacular IWA Festival of Water, our annual event that this year came to the River ...
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IWA Campaign Cruise on the Old Bedford River

24 August 2018

A campaign cruise led by IWA took place on the 19th and 20th August, in the lead up to IWA’s Festival of Water at St Neots.  The event was organised to highlight the continued closure ...
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Funding Announced for Bridges in Scotland

29 June 2018

Hot off the press is news of the announcement from Scottish Government on 28th June that additional funding of £1.6 million has been found to carry out repairs to Bonnybridge and Twechar ...
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Places left on Waterway Recovery Group 2018 Family Camps

29 June 2018

Family orientated canal volunteering weekends have returned for their second year with the first of three weekends organised by Waterway Recovery Group taking place. The first WRG family camp of ...
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Scottish Canals Under Threat of Closure

27 June 2018

The recent publication of Scottish Canals' Asset Management Strategy suggests that sections of the Lowland Canals could face permanent closure. The Forth & Clyde and Union canals were restored as ...
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IWA’s GapTracker to improve boaters’ facilities

24 May 2018

In a major drive to improve boaters’ facilities nationwide, The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is asking for boaters’ help to identify areas on the UK’s canals and rivers ...
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