Historic Campaigns

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The Inland Waterways Association was formed in 1946 to campaign for the greater use of the waterways and to resist the deterioration and frequent abandonment of the canals that was taking place then.

In these pages we tell the fight to save the waterways, and of our continuing efforts to improve Britain's unique canals and river navigations.

These pages are intended not only to mark our many past achievements, but to also inspire the Association's members to tackle the challenges of today with the same determination and persistence that our predecessors displayed.

Click on a link on the left hand side to learn more about one of IWA's historic campaigns

Current Campaigns

Find out about IWA's current campaigning activities.