Category Archives: Inland Waterways Association

Boost for rare aquatic plants on Montgomery Canal

By | February 22, 2018

Floating water plantain and other rare aquatic plants should soon be thriving again on a Montgomery Canal arm near Welshpool. Over the winter, volunteers and contractors have worked alongside ecologists to clear away unwanted vegetation and silt from the Guilsfield Arm, which runs for two and a quarter miles (3.6km) from Burgedin towards the village… Read More »

IWA urges further talks on EA transfer

By | February 2, 2018

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is extremely disappointed at the announcement from the Environment Agency that Defra has been unable to agree the Canal & River Trust’s recent proposal for taking over the navigations run by EA. At a meeting last week, the Defra Minister with responsibility for the Waterways, Dr Thérèse Coffey, informed IWA… Read More »

Forth and Clyde Canal Closure

By | February 2, 2018

The Inland Waterways Association, a national charity which campaigns about all navigable waterways, has told Scottish Canals that the current indefinite closure of the Forth & Clyde Canal is unacceptable. This follows the claim by Scottish Canals that it does not have the funds necessary to repair two lift bridges. IWA has written to Andrew… Read More »

No Chasewater water for Birmingham Canal Navigations

By | December 20, 2017

The Association has raised concerns with the Canal & River Trust after being advised that water from Chasewater Reservoir, which is a major water supply to the BCN, was terminated by the owners, Staffordshire County Council, earlier in the year. No water has been available to Canal & River Trust’s canal network from the reservoir… Read More »

IWA lobbies MPs over EA transfer

By | December 1, 2017

IWA is aware that Canal & River Trust has recently made a formal submission to Defra for the transfer of the Environment Agency’s navigation responsibilities. IWA National Chairman, Ivor Caplan, has written to the Waterway Minister, Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, to assure her of IWA’s support for the proposal. Transfer of these navigations to Canal… Read More »