News with tag 'IWA News'

Meet IWA's New Chief Executive

Date: 16/07/2020

Sarah O'Grady joins IWA this week to take on the role of chief executive when Neil Edwards, in the role for over twenty years, steps down.

Sarah O’Grady is an experienced leader, providing consultancy and interim support to ...

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IWA Responds to High Speed North Consultation

Date: 29/06/2020

IWA has responded to a Call for Evidence by the National Infrastructure Commission for a Rail Needs Assessment for the Midlands and the North. This consultation is part of a review of HS2 ordered by the Government to inform an Integrated Rail ...

Government Must Intervene to Save our Waterways Sector

Date: 15/05/2020

On 14th May Paul Rodgers, IWA National Chairman, addressed an online meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways.  Convened to discuss the urgent issues facing waterway businesses affected by the Covid-19 lockdown, the ...

Stop The Loss of Waterways Heritage

Date: 07/05/2020

Part One of Heritage Report Launched

We have launched the first part of a two-part report which aims to highlight the ...

COVID-19 Lockdown: IWA calling for additional assistance for the waterways

Date: 29/04/2020

Latest Government Loan Scheme could help waterway businesses but doesn’t go far enough

We have been working hard since the COVID-19 lockdown lobbying Government on behalf of waterways ...

New Biodiversity Net Gain guidance launched

Date: 28/04/2020

A shift from ‘infrastructure versus nature’, to an approach where infrastructure is designed, built and maintained in ways that benefit our environment, has led to the publication of a new guidance note by IWA. Written by IWA&rsquo ...

IWA Festival of Water, Worcester will take place in 2021

Date: 17/04/2020

The extension of the Covid 19 lockdown has led us to take the decision to cancel our 2020 Festival of Water. The Festival had been due to take place on the Worcester & Birmingham Canal in Worcester over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
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IWA Canalway Cavalcade cancelled

Date: 13/03/2020

Following increased concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus and careful consideration of the safety of everyone involved in planning, organising and attending IWA Canalway Cavalcade – our volunteers and supporters, our ...

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New Chair appointed by the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways

Date: 28/02/2020

The All Party Parliamentary Group for the Waterways, which held its inaugural meeting for the new Parliament on Tuesday 25th February, has appointed Michael Fabricant MP as its new Chair.

At the meeting held in ...

Protecting the waterways from HS2

Date: 13/02/2020

Following the Government's announcement that the High Speed Rail project HS2 will now go ahead, we will continue our decade-long campaign to protect the waterways from the worst effects of its construction and operation.

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MPs briefed on waterways

Date: 31/01/2020

More than 65% of constituencies in England, Scotland and Wales are home to a navigable waterway or restoration project and around 25% of them elected a new MP in the most recent general election.

We are asking these ...

IWA Chief Executive Announces Retirement

Date: 29/01/2020

IWA’s Chief Executive, Neil Edwards, has announced his retirement following a career spanning more than 24 years with the Association.

Credited with the creation of Canal Camps, Waterway Recovery Group’s week-long ...

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Clean air strategy: response

Date: 24/01/2020

We have responded to the Department for Transport's call for evidence on air pollutant emissions from domestic vessels and inland waterways.

Our response includes our updated environmental guidance for boaters with ...

New waterway campaigning resource

Date: 02/01/2020

A new resource is available to waterway campaigners engaging with MPs across all waterways in England, Scotland and Wales.

Our new  Tags: IWA News, Restoration, Campaigns

Scottish Canals’ Operations Consultation

Date: 06/12/2019

All boaters who use the Lowland Canals in Scotland are encouraged to respond to Scottish Canals’ consultation about user operation on the Forth & Clyde and Union canals.

The Lowland Canal Operations Consultation is open ...

IWA announces new Chairman

Date: 19/11/2019

Following a Trustee meeting on Saturday 16th November, Paul Rodgers has been elected as the Association's new National Chairman with immediate effect.

Paul succeeds outgoing National Chairman, Ivor Caplan who, after ...

Final Family Camp success

Date: 14/11/2019

Despite howling winds and torrential rain, four intrepid families, with seven children between them, braved our final Family Canal Camp of the year over the October half term. The weekend was hosted by the Tags: IWA News, Volunteering, Restoration

Value of inland waterways report

Date: 09/11/2019

As part of our work to protect and restore the country's 6,500 miles of inland waterways, we have launched a new resource to help influence planners and policy makers by proving the value of the waterways across the UK.

The report, ...

First Silver Propeller Challenge finishers

Date: 08/11/2019

Last week our Silver Propeller Challenge was completed for the first time since its launch last year.

The intrepid couple who were the first across the finish line were a husband and wife team, Michael and Jo Morehouse, who have been ...

Clean air strategy: call for evidence

Date: 15/10/2019

The Department for Transport is asking for evidence on air pollutant emissions from domestic vessels and inland waterways. 

They are particularly keen to hear from boat owners and operators, as well as marinas and ...

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