News Archive

Harry Arnold MBE

02 November 2018

IWA is saddened to report the death of Harry Arnold on 1st November, following a stroke nearly three weeks earlier.  Harry was well known as a waterways journalist, author and photographer ...
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Scottish Parliament Asks for IWA's Views

31 October 2018

We have responded to a request from the Scottish Parliament for advice concerning the state of Scotland's waterways, following a Public Petitions Committee on 27th September where the Lowland ...
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EU Court of Justice Rules Against Use of Red Diesel

31 October 2018

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced that it has lost its defence against the Court of Justice of the European Union ruling that the UK has failed to fulfil its obligations on ...
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Middle Level Bill clears final hurdle

26 October 2018

On 16th October 2018 the Middle Level Bill successfully passed through the House of Commons for the final time. In 2016 the governing body, the Middle Level Commissioners (MLC) introduced a ...
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IWA Awards Reflect Breadth of the Charity’s Work

01 October 2018

Restoration, community engagement, waterways partnerships and the passion and dedication of our volunteers were the keywords at IWA's Annual Awards 2018. The ceremony which took place at IWA's ...
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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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