Waterway Restoration Resources

Welcome to the IWA Restoration Hub Resources. This is your central point for restoration enquiries and requests related to waterways restoration.  The Restoration Hub provides access to the collective knowledge and expertise of our volunteers and staff.

If you have a specific request or enquiry, you can to submit it to the Hub via IWA's Head Office Restoration & Volunteering Team.

Portal for Waterway Restoration Groups (requires login) - Restoration groups can access a range of studies and reports that have been carried out for restoration projects nationwide.

Other Resources

Benefits - Research has shown that the restoration of waterways can bring economic, social and environment benefits to an area. Find out more

Considerations - There are many things restoration groups need to be aware of when planning a project from Health and Safety to planning considerations. Find out more.

Courses - find details of forthcoming workshops and courses organised to provide support for waterway restoration projects. Find out more

Funding - find out how to go about securing funding for waterway restoration projects including information on IWA Grants.

Health & Safety - Health and safety is something that will need to be managed as part of any practical restoration project. Find out more

IWA support for restoration schemes - IWA can offer experienced expertise and advice through its contacts, consultants and restoration committee. IWA also provides grants. IWA's Waterway Recovery Group offers a training grant and can organise restoration Canal Camps  hosted by trusts and societies. Find out more

IWA/CRT Joint resources - IWA has teamed up with Canal & River Trust to support waterway restoration groups by running workshops and producing a series of resources.

Studies and reports - Restoration Surveys, Economic Case Studies and a resource portal for restoration groups

Support waterway restoration - Host a Restoration Hub site visit, become an IWA Representative, volunteer

Technical resources - IWA Technical Restoration Handbook, WRG Practical Restoration Handbook, Restoration Assessment Schedule.

Managing restoration projects - planning guide to be added

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