HS2 Rail Project

Issue date: 18th June 2013

Gren Messham, a deputy chairman of IWA's Finance Comimittee who has considerable infrastructure experience in the water industry, has agreed to take on a new role to manage IWA's communications, campaign and consultation responses in respect of the HS2 rail project.

There is also a separate working group put together by Vaughan Welch, chairman of IWA's Restoration Committee, across affected IWA corporate members and Canal & River Trust representatives.  This latter group is largely looking at technical matters but, as a cross-organisation group facilitated by IWA, it cannot absolutely formulate IWA’s campaign and responses to consultations on the subject. 

The group headed by Gren Messham is, however, more wide ranging (see the Group's Terms of Reference), and will put together draft consultation responses for the national chairman to sign off, consolidating the work of Navigation and Restoration committees.