The Inland Waterways Association’s vision is to see a widely-appreciated and well-maintained network of inland waterways available for the benefit of all.
Towards this aim we:
Advocate the conservation, restoration, good maintenance and sensitive development of the inland waterways of England and Wales, including the structures and buildings of the waterways that are an integral part of the waterway environment.
Encourage the fullest use of the inland waterways for recreation and commerce in so far as that is commensurate with the enjoyment of others.
Seek to educate everyone about the use, benefits and heritage of the inland waterways by means of publications, practical examples and participative activities.
This is what we mean in practice...