The WCC in Athlone, Ireland – a member’s experience

Report by member Tim Coghlan (first published in Towpath Talk, No. 96) Irish eyes were justifiably smiling following the 31st World Canals Conference (WCC) – the second to be hosted by Ireland. The first was held jointly in Dublin and Belfast in 2001 and this year’s...

BWML promotes gas safety on boats

All boat owners, especially those who live aboard their boats, with gas appliances, will be interested in a new initiative by BWML. From 17th to 23rd September, organisations from across the UK will be working together to raise awareness on the dangers of gas and how...

World Canals Conference success in Syracuse NY

The recent World Canals Conference in Syracuse, NY, was a great success, with more than 350 delegates from 12 countries. I took part in a pre-conference ‘Tour the Towpath‘ cycling rally on September 23-24, followed by IWI’s Annual General Meeting on...

Carol Manchester

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...