The Inland Waterways Association

The Inland Waterways Association

Charity information

The Inland Waterways Association

IWA is the leading membership charity dedicated to protecting and restoring Britain’s network of canal and river waterways. We use our extensive experience and member knowledge to formulate expert policies as well as undertake local and national campaigns that have a real impact on the UK's inland waterways.

Founded 1946

  • Mission statement

    The preservation, conservation, restoration and sensitive development of the inland waterways

  • Aims

    The Inland Waterways Association aims to:

    • Be the voice of the waterways.
    • Campaign and work for the future of our inland waterways.
    • Lead the waterway restoration movement.
    • Enhance and promote navigation on our inland waterways.
    • Enable everyone to enjoy our waterways.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1946

    Registered Charity Number: 212342

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 10

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 1500

    Phone number: 01494 783453

    Address: Island House HP5 1WA

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