News Archive

New Chair appointed by the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways

28 February 2020

The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways, which held its inaugural meeting for the new Parliament on Tuesday 25th February, has appointed Michael Fabricant MP as its new Chair. At the ...
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Protecting the waterways from HS2

13 February 2020

Following the Government's announcement that the High Speed Rail project HS2 will now go ahead, we will continue our decade-long campaign to protect the waterways from the worst effects of its ...
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MPs briefed on waterways

31 January 2020

More than 65% of constituencies in England, Scotland and Wales are home to a navigable waterway or restoration project and around 25% of them elected a new MP in the most recent general election. ...
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IWA Chief Executive Announces Retirement

29 January 2020

IWA’s Chief Executive, Neil Edwards, has announced his retirement following a career spanning more than 24 years with the Association. Credited with the creation of Canal Camps, Waterway ...
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Clean air strategy: response

24 January 2020

We have responded to the Department for Transport's call for evidence on air pollutant emissions from domestic vessels and inland waterways. Our response includes our updated environmental ...
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New waterway campaigning resource

02 January 2020

A new resource is available to waterway campaigners engaging with MPs across all waterways in England, Scotland and Wales.Our new IWA Directory of Parliamentary Constituencies with Waterways ...
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Scottish Canals’ Operations Consultation

06 December 2019

All boaters who use the Lowland Canals in Scotland are encouraged to respond to Scottish Canals’ consultation about user operation on the Forth & Clyde and Union canals. The Lowland Canal ...
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IWA announces new Chairman

19 November 2019

Following a Trustee meeting on Saturday 16th November, Paul Rodgers has been elected as the Association's new National Chairman with immediate effect. Paul succeeds outgoing National Chairman, ...
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Final Family Camp success

14 November 2019

Despite howling winds and torrential rain, four intrepid families, with seven children between them, braved our final Family Canal Camp of the year over the October half term. The weekend was ...
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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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