We are sad to announce that Carol Manchester, an active IWI member for many years, died in Fall River, Nova Scotia, Canada, on Monday, February 6, 2017 at the age of 78. She worked for many years at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography and Corrections Canada before retiring to work in her garden and paint, also taking part, with her husband Keith Manchester, in conservation and promotion of Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Canal. She enjoyed travelling each year with Keith to the #WorldCanalsConference hosted by IWI. She was much loved for her kindness and hospitality and will be deeply missed by family and friends. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in Fall River, Nova Scotia, in June.
Climate Change Conference
WCCO in Yangzhou
IWI took part in the spring meeting of the World Canal Cities Organisation in Yangzhou on April 18-19. David Edwards-May was appointed special adviser to the organisation, founded by the City of Yangzhou, alongside past president Dave Ballinger and other experts from Asia and Europe. The annual forum and expo will take place in early September 2017.