IWA in discussions with EA

Issue date: 5 May 2010

IWA senior trustees and management met with the Head of EA navigation recently to discuss ongoing concerns over waterway maintenance in the East Anglia region where there are noticeable problems and disparities of service provision compared to other EA regions- and to consider possible solutions to the ongoing difficulty with access to the Old Bedford river and the inoperability of Welches Dam Lock.

Discussions also took place on a variety of other issues including, cuts to EA navigation funding, impact of third sector proposals by BW and the conservancy proposals currently being promoted by IWA.