Notes for Editors

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA), a registered charity, leads campaigns to conserve, maintain and restore Britain’s network of canal and river waterways. With a membership of around 16,000, IWA provides a strong voice for waterways users, working with navigation authorities, local and national government and other organisations to keep all our waterways alive.

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IWA's Waterway Recovery Group provides practical and technical support to waterways restoration projects across the country as well as providing skills training for volunteers.

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Through its extensive national branch network IWA organises and supports numerous waterways events across the country each year, helping communities to discover, appreciate and enjoy the benefits of their waterways heritage.

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