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Over the last 75 years – since IWA was formed – more than 500 miles of waterway have been restored; but there are over 500 miles of waterway yet to restore.
Canal restorations bring benefits at every stage
They can act as a trigger for regeneration, attracting visitors and investment to the area. Businesses enjoy the new waterside developments and jobs are created. Flat paths alongside the re-built canals offer perfect leisure activity conditions for walking, jogging and fishing.
Overall, the waterways instill a renewed feeling of pride and community amongst the local population.
We lead, support & champion restoration
We have a long and successful history of leading and supporting restoration – championing restoration at every level of government and offering expert engineering, planning and fundraising advice.
Our Waterway Recovery Group helps restore waterways by running week-long working holidays and weekend digs on restoration sites, as well as by providing training for restoration volunteers.