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Canal & River Trust and Inland Waterways Association

Canal & River Trust is a charity, here to protect over 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales. We're custodians of a rich, living history but we look forwards to a brighter, better future too.

Canals and rivers are a world away from every day. They’re free, open spaces we can all enjoy - and it’s our job at the Trust to keep them that way. 

As a charity we rely on our supporters and a passionate team of staff and volunteers. We’re working together to create better, more open spaces, breathing new life into our canals and rivers. And that means joining forces with the communities who live and work around our waterways.

Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is a membership charity that works to protect and restore the country's 6,500 miles of canals and rivers a registered charity. We want to see a thriving, growing network of sustainable inland waterways for everyone.

We aim to be a powerful champion of inland waterway causes, to protect and expand our waterways for the millions of people who enjoy and benefit from using them.

As a national organisation we have a network of volunteers who deploy their expertise and knowledge locally to work constructively with navigation authorities, government and other organisations. We also provide practical and technical support to restoration projects through our expert Waterway Recovery Group.

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