David Hilling

David Hilling, expert on inland water transport worldwide We are saddened to report that long-standing member Dr David Hilling MBE, vice-president of the Commercial Boat Operators Association and eminent authority on inland water transport, has died. David was an...

Transport keeps us going

On 11 March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 a pandemic and governments worldwide have taken wide-ranging measures to contain the spread of the virus. Inland Waterways International is one of many organisations that has signed an appeal...

WCC celebrates China’s Grand Canal

The World Canals Conference at Yangzhou in China, on September 26-28, focused on the heritage potential of canals, and their role in regeneration and renewal.  Guazhou Lock on the earlier Grand Canal south of Yangzhou, just before it enters the Yangtze River....

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...