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Advice and Support

IWA has the services of a range of experts, including honorary consultant engineers, who can assist with detailed technical matters. 

IWA’s Honorary Consultant Engineers assist IWA committees and any other organisations requiring engineering advice on waterway matters. This advice is provided free of charge but reasonable travel and subsistence expenses are expected to be reimbursed.  Individual tasks usually involve a few hours effort with a maximum of a few days.

IWA’s current Honorary Consultant Engineers are:

  • Howard Worth BSc, CEng, MICE
  • John Heather MBE. BSc(Hons), CEng, MICE
  • Jessal Murarji CEng FInstRE FPWI FGS FRSA
  • Andy Yates CEng MSc MBA BSc (Hons) BEng (Hons) FIStructE FGS

Find out more here. 

IWA’s current Honorary Buildings Surveyor is John Christmas BSc (Hons), FRICS rtd

Find out more here.

IWA’s current Honorary Health and Safety Consultant is Mikk Bradley BSc MICE

Find out more here.


  • Lift Bridge Designs
    Three designs from three different canal locations
  • Slipway Design
    Need to plan a slipway into your restoration scheme? IWA has put together a technical slipway design that could help out. 
  • Winding Hole Specification
    Notes suggesting basic minimum requirements when considering future provision for winding holes 
  • Epic Engineering
    A showcase of what’s achievable on your project
  • Technical Restoration Handbook
    Each chapter has been written by an expert or specialist in the relevant field. Includes information about funding waterway restoration, management, benefits, legal aspects, waterside properties, restoration methods, leisure facilities, transport crossings, Town & Country Planning, wildlife conservation  Museum, Visitor and Heritage Centres and water management.

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