News Archive

Value of inland waterways report

09 November 2019

As part of our work to protect and restore the country's 6,500 miles of inland waterways, we have launched a new resource to help influence planners and policy makers by proving the value of the ...
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First Silver Propeller Challenge finishers

08 November 2019

Last week our Silver Propeller Challenge was completed for the first time since its launch last year. The intrepid couple who were the first across the finish line were a husband and wife team, ...
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Clean air strategy: call for evidence

15 October 2019

The Department for Transport is asking for evidence on air pollutant emissions from domestic vessels and inland waterways.  They are particularly keen to hear from boat owners and operators, ...
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IWA Trustee election results

04 October 2019

At our AGM on Saturday, two of our existing trustees, Ivor Caplan and Rick Barnes, were re-elected alongside Dave Chapman who joins them on the board of trustees. IWA Chairman Ivor Caplan extended ...
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Heathrow expansion to harm waterways

27 September 2019

The Heathrow expansion plans would cause significant harm to the natural environment of local canals and rivers, impacting habitats and heritage, as well as reducing access to the waterways and ...
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Latest HS2 Consultation response

19 September 2019

We have responded to the Government's latest HS2 Phase 2b consultation, with proposed changes affecting parts of the Coventry Canal, the Erewash Canal, the Aire & Calder Navigation and the ...
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Red Diesel ruling problems need mitigating

11 September 2019

We have now added our response to the Government's consultation about red diesel, alongside those already submitted by individual boat owners, boatyard operators and diesel suppliers. Our ...
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Climate Change Concerns Raised with Waterway Minister

04 September 2019

Following the damage to the dam at Toddbrook Reservoir as a result of torrential rain on 1st August, the subsequent evacuation of Whaley Bridge and the operation to reduce the water level in the ...
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Red Diesel - Meeting with HMRC

03 September 2019

Steve Warwicker, chairman of IWA’s Navigation Committee met with HMRC on 28th August, along with RYA and other key coastal and inland waterways interests, which provided an opportunity to ...
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Hottest Temperatures on Record at IWA Festival of Water 2019

28 August 2019

Temperatures reached a record high over the August Bank Holiday weekend (24th - 26th August) at IWA Festival of Water in the Lee Valley Regional Park, Waltham Abbey. Over 100 boats turned up for ...
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