9 December 2023

IWA is pleased to announce the launch of an IWA/Towpath Talk Sustainable Boating Award which will recognise the individuals and organisations or businesses making the most valuable contribution to sustainable boating during the previous calendar year.

There will be two categories, one for individuals or groups representing charitable or community organisations and one for waterway-related businesses.

Towpath Talk has been highly supportive of the work of IWA’s Sustainable Boating Group and IWA is delighted to be partnering with Towpath Talk to give others the opportunity to showcase the contributions they are making towards moving leisure boating in the direction of ‘Net Zero’.

Janet Richardson, the Editor of Towpath Talk,  commented: “The impact of climate change on the environment and our daily lives is increasingly in the headlines, and over the past year we have highlighted sustainable boating in our pages. This will be a continuing theme during the coming months, with more features in the pipeline.”

Nominations may be made by individuals or organisations wishing to be considered, or by third parties, and may relate either to sustainable methods of propulsion, the reduction in the carbon footprint of domestic energy use on boats, or both.

The closing date for entries and nominations will be 1st July, 2024, and further information will be available in Waterways, in Towpath Talk and on this website, in the coming months. The award will be judged by a panel comprising representatives of IWA, Towpath Talk and the waterways community. The winners will be announced at a presentation event later in the year.

See the Sustainable Boating campaign pages.