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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 (IWAAC)), so that its reports and research were not lost to the benefit of the inland waterways community.  

Balancing the needs of Navigation and Aquatic Wildlife

Published 2007
Link to Issuu –Balancing the needs of Navigation and Aquatic Wildlife
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Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Implications for inland waterways in England and Wales

Published 2009
Link to Issuu – Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: Implications for inland waterways in England and Wales  
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Funding and Income Sources for Overseas Waterways

Published 2009
Link to Issuu – Funding and Income Sources for Overseas Waterways  
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Information and Communication Technology for the UK’s inland waterways  

Published 2008
Link to Issuu – Information and Communication Technology for the UK’s inland waterways  
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Making more use of Waterside Paths and their surrounding corridors 

Published 2008
Link to Issuu – Making more use of Waterside Paths and their surrounding corridors – main report
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Making more use of Waterside Paths – case studies

Published 2010
Link to Issuu – Making more use of Waterside Pathscase studies
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Surviving the Cuts and Securing the Future: The funding and structure of the inland waterways of England and Wales 

Published 2010
Link to Issuu – Surviving the Cuts and Securing the Future: The funding and structure of the inland waterways of England and Wales
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Using Waterways to Combat Effects of Social Exclusion 

Published 2009
Link to Issuu – Using Waterways to Combat Effects of Social Exclusion 
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The Value of Inland Waterways in England & Wales

Published 2011
Link to Issuu – The Value of Inland Waterways in England & Wales
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Volunteering and the inland waterways: How to attract, integrate and retain volunteers

Published 2010
Link to Issuu – Volunteering and the inland waterways: How to attract, integrate and retain volunteers
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Waterways for Tomorrow Review

Published 2007
Link to Issuu – Waterways for Tomorrow Review
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Working Together: Effective Waterways Partnerships

Published 2010
Link to Issuu – Working Together: Effective Waterways Partnerships
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Reports published as The Inland Waterways Amenity Advisory Council

Inland Waterways Restoration and Development: Projects in England, Wales and Scotland

Published 2006
Link to Issuu – Inland Waterways Restoration and Development: Projects in England, Wales and Scotland  
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A Second Waterway Age: Review of Waterway Restoration and Development Priorities 

Published 2001
Link to Issuu – A Second Waterway Age: Review of Waterway Restoration and Development Priorities
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Inland Waterways – toward greater social inclusion

Published 2001
Link to Issuu – Inland Waterways – toward greater social inclusion
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Innovation on the Waterways

Published 2000
Link to Issuu – Innovation on the Waterways
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Waterways Restoration Priorities

Published 1998
Link to Issuu – Waterways Restoration Priorities.
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Britain Inland Waterways – An Undervalued Asset – IWAAC Final Recommendations

Published 1997
Link to Issuu – Britain Inland Waterways An Undervalued Asset IWAAC Final Recommendations
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A Review of User Requirements

Published 1992
Link to Issuu – A Review of User Requirements 
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Memorandum re British Waterways Board February 

Published 1989
Link to Issuu – Memorandum re British Waterways Board February
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Waterways Architecture – an economic return from conservations

Published 1985
Link to Issuu – Waterways Architecture – an economic return from conservations
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Inland Waterways – Arteries for Employment & Spending

Published 1980
Link to Issuu – Inland Waterways Arteries for Employment & Spending
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The Water Industry in England and Wales – The Next Steps 

Published 1977
Link to Issuu – The Water Industry in England and Wales – The Next Steps
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Priorities for Action on Waterways of BWB – Report to Secretary of State for the Environment

Published 1975
Link to Issuu – Priorities for Action on Waterways of BWB – Report to Secretary of State for the Environment
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Scottish Waterways – Forth and Clyde Canal Union Canal 

Published 1974
Link to Issuu – Scottish Waterways – Forth and Clyde Canal Union Canal
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Upgrading of Remainder Waterways 

Published 1974
Link to Issuu – Upgrading of Remainder Waterways
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Please note that these reports remain in Copyright.

IWAC was first formed under the 1968 Transport Act as the Inland Waterways Amenity Advisory Council, solely covering the inland waterways managed by the then British Waterways.  It was reformed as The Inland Waterways Advisory Council in April 2007 under the Natural Environment and Communities Act 2006, covering all inland waterways in England and Wales and the waterways then managed by British Waterways in Scotland