IWA Articles of Association

Published: Monday, 30 November 2020

I RESPOND to the article from Claudia Trenhall and her comments, writes Trevor Mapstone.

I quote from the IWA Articles of Association. Objective 4, para (2):

Maintenance and development

'For the public benefit to advocate the conservation use maintenance and development of the inland waterways of the British Isles the works relating thereto and any craft or buildings or structures now or previously associated therewith, to advocate and promote the restoration and the maintenance in good condition of such waterways and associated craft and buildings and structures and advocate and promote their fullest use for appropriate commercial and recreational purposes'.

It can be seen that there is no mention of the restoration of canals but also they advocate the fullest use of all inland waterways and more importantly craft.