IWA Press Release
Issue Date: 11 May 2010
IWA Issues new Waterway Freight Leaflet
The IWA is a firm advocate of freight by water. It is keen to ensure that the key facts about the environmental credentials of water freight are fully understood. To this end it has produced a new leaflet that sets out the salient facts in a graphic way and provides short illustrated case studies from around the country. The leaflet also identifies the principal waterways considered suitable for traffic.
Copies are available free of charge from IWA Head Office, Island House Moor Road Chesham HP5 1WA.
For more information please go to: www.waterways.org.uk/activities/freight/waterways_freight
Or contact the freight team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes for Editors:
The Inland Waterways Association is a registered charity, founded in 1946, which advocates the conservation, use, maintenance, restoration and development of the inland waterways for public benefit.
IWA works closely with navigation authorities, national and local authorities, voluntary, private and public sector organisations. We campaign and lobby for support and encourage public participation in the inland waterways. IWA also manages the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation for the public benefit, through its subsidiary Essex Waterways (www.essexwaterways.com), having stepped in to prevent its closure in 2005.
IWA actively supports waterway restoration, and through its waterways restoration volunteering organisation, Waterway Recovery Group (www.wrg.org.uk), organises and subsidises over 20 week-long waterway restoration working holidays for volunteers of all ages throughout the UK each year, as well as conducting multiple work parties around the country on most weekends. This particularly enables young people to participate in the preservation and restoration of our heritage, and in doing so learn construction and heritage skills.
IWA is organised into 35 local branches covering geographical areas of the country, through which volunteers coordinate activities as diverse as policing planning applications through the waterway corridor, organising festivals and events to raise public awareness, providing engineering expertise, raising money for restoration schemes, and providing education on the value and benefits of their local waterways.
There is much more information at www.waterways.org.uk