News Archive

IWA Continues to Campaign for Increased Funding For Navigations

06 June 2019

We have responded to the confirmation announced yesterday by Defra and the Environment Agency that the potential transfer of EA navigations to Canal & River Trust will not take place "at this ...
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IWA Wholeheartedly Supports Canal & River Trust’s “Plastics Challenge”

05 June 2019

We are 100 percent behind Canal & River Trust’s newly launched Plastics Challenge, which is encouraging visitors to help keep waterways clear of litter. As a waterways charity, we are well ...
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IWA Awarded National Lottery Heritage Fund ‘Resilient Heritage’ Grant

29 May 2019

The Inland Waterways Association has been awarded a significant grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund in order to develop new activities to further strengthen its offering to canal ...
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Treasures Uncovered at Geldeston Lock Restoration

29 May 2019

Last week, the River Waveney Trust hosted an IWA Waterway Recovery Group Canal Camp at Geldeston Lock. The Canal Camp volunteers, along with leaders from the Waterway Recovery Group, joined ...
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IWA Launches £100,000 Waterways in Progress Grant

15 May 2019

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) has launched its new Waterways in Progress Grant. The grant offers organisations up to £100,000 to assist in funding a project or projects which ...
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Andrew Bridgen MP Named IWA Parliamentarian of the Year 2019

14 May 2019

Member of Parliament for North West Leicestershire, Andrew Bridgen, has been named The Inland Waterways Association’s Parliamentarian of the Year at a reception held in The Houses of ...
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MPs Show Support at IWA Parliamentarian of the Year Reception

14 May 2019

On 13 May, 2019, at a reception held on the terrace at The Houses of Parliament, 45 MPs and five members of the House of Lords, along with representatives from over 30 waterways restoration ...
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Pull Snap Stomp Campaign Launched as Part of Invasive Species Week

13 May 2019

To celebrate Invasive Species week (13-17 May, 2019), The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is launching its annual Pull Snap Stomp campaign which aims to stamp out the spread of Himalayan balsam ...
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Record Number of Boats Attend IWA Canalway Cavalcade

08 May 2019

Bank Holiday weekend saw the 37th annual IWA Canalway Cavalcade taking place in Little Venice, London. Unsettled weather across the weekend didn’t dampen spirits with a record number of 150 ...
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IWA Launches Waterways in Progress report

10 April 2019

Celebrating the small milestones of a much larger restoration project is the message behind a new report launched by IWA's Restoration Hub.  This Waterways in Progress report is the ...
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