News Archive

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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Another Successful Canal Restoration Conference

05 April 2019

Saturday, 30 March, saw over 40 different restoration societies and 116 individuals come together in Wolverhampton for the seventh annual Canal Restoration Conference jointly hosted by IWA and ...
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Survey Calls for Basic Facilities

01 March 2019

We have published the results of our Gaptracker Survey, which identifies that the majority of boaters who responded to the survey are concerned about the basic facilities provided by navigation ...
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Family Volunteer Holidays

01 March 2019

Finding time to volunteer can be tricky when you have young children. A few years ago we launched our Waterway Recovery Group Family Camps so that kids, as well as parents and grandparents, could ...
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UK Responds to EU About Red Diesel Ruling

07 February 2019

Following the EU ruling last year on the UK's failure to fulfil its obligations relating to red diesel, HMRC has responded to the Commission and is planning a consultation later this year. The ...
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Eight New Silver Propeller Challenge Locations Added

05 February 2019

Silver Propeller Challenge participants now have more opportunities to complete the challenge. We want to encourage people to visit and use those places that aren’t reached as often as ...
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Noise Mitigation Advice Misrepresented by HS2

04 January 2019

HS2 has distorted recommendations on Phase 2A made by the HS2 Select Committee regarding noise mitigation measures at Great Haywood and Fradley Wood on the Trent & Mersey Canal, and ...
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