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This section provides links to IWA’s reports, policies and a range of other published documents

This library is under construction.  Further documents will be added shortly.


IWA Campaign Policies

HTMLPDF – Design Standards for Construction, Restoration and Maintenance of Inland Waterways

HTMLPDF – Freight on Inland Waterways

HTMLPDF – Heritage Policy

HTMLPDF – Moorings on Navigable Waterways

HTMLPDF – Operability of Locks and Moveable Bridges

HTMLPDF – Provision of Boaters Facilities

HTMLPDF – Residential Boating

HTMLPDF – Restrictions on Waterway Use

HTMLPDF – Riparian Owner Statutory Rights

HTMLPDF – Towpaths Policy

HTMLPDF – Unauthorised Renting of Boats

HTMLPDF – Vegetation Management

IWA Publications

Joint IWA and Canal & River Trust Guidance for Restoration Groups

IWAC / IWAAC Reports

The government’s advisory body on inland waterways, The Inland Waterways Advisory Council (IWAC), was abolished on 2nd July 2012 following an initial announcement in July 2010.  Before its demise, IWAC authorised IWA to publish any of its works (including those of its predecessor, The Inland Waterways Amenity Advisory Council, so that its reports and research were not lost to the benefit of the inland waterways community.  

These reports are available on a separate page.