News Archive

Canal & River Trust Licensing Consultation Outcome is a Missed Opportunity

07 March 2018

Following publication of the outcome of Canal & River Trust’s licence review consultation on 6th March, The Inland Waterways Association regrets that Canal & River Trust has failed to take ...
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IWA Raises Concern at Forth & Clyde closure

06 February 2018

IWA has told Scottish Canals that the current indefinite closure of the Forth & Clyde Canal is unacceptable.  This follows the claim by Scottish Canals that it does not have the funds ...
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IWA Urges Further Talks on EA Transfer

31 January 2018

IWA is extremely disappointed at the announcement from the Environment Agency that Defra has been unable to agree Canal & River Trust’s recent proposal for taking over the navigations run by ...
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Middle Level Bill progresses in Parliament

25 January 2018

The Middle Level Bill, which proposes the introduction of a registration system for boats on the Middle Level Navigations, has been before an 'Opposed Bill Committee' in Parliament. The Middle ...
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IWA’s Voice is Heard in Ely

16 January 2018

IWA’s campaign to stop the Environment Agency from selling off river frontage in Ely to private bidders has achieved a successful result, with the news that the local council will be buying ...
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Boston Barrier to Go Ahead

15 January 2018

The Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) for the Boston Barrier received approval early in December, giving the Environment Agency the go-ahead to proceed with the construction and operation of ...
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IWA Raffle Boosts Waterway Restoration

11 January 2018

Our popular Restoration Raffle has had another successful year, raising over £10,000 to support IWA’s Restoration Hub.  Waterway restoration groups across the country benefit ...
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No Water for Birmingham Canal Navigations from Chasewater Reservoir

13 December 2017

The Association has raised concerns with Canal & River Trust after being advised that water from Chasewater Reservoir, which is a major water supply to the BCN, was terminated by the owners, ...
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IWA lobbies MPs over EA transfer

29 November 2017

IWA is aware that Canal & River Trust has recently made a formal submission to Defra for the transfer of the Environment Agency’s navigation responsibilities.  IWA National Chairman, ...
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Floating pennywort on the Great Ouse

28 November 2017

IWA is concerned to hear of the increase in the non-native Floating pennywort on the Great Ouse and its tributaries, and encourages boaters and other river users in the area to assist in the ...
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