Corporate members

IWI’s campaigning work is conducted on behalf of its members, and particularly its corporate members, who are identified below. Scroll down the page to see brief profiles and links to the web sites of other organisations involved in managing and promoting canals and waterways. Members are grouped by category: [1] international bodies – [2] waterway authorities – [3] waterway operators (transport or tourism) – [4] regions/local authorities – [5] associations, societies, trusts, foundations – [6] publishers, media, consultants, industry.

1. International bodies

World Historic and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organization (Secretariat in Yangzhou, China)

2. Waterway authorities


Logo Canal & River Trust
Canal & River Trust

Parks Canada
Parks Canada

Waterways Ireland

Göta Canal Company

Scottish Canals
New York State CanalCorporation
New York State
Canal Corporation (USA)

PWMC Vode Vojvodine
Dalslands Kanal logo
Dalslands Kanal AB
Voies Navigables de France (France)
Czech Waterways DirectorateCzech Waterways Directorate
(Czech Republic)
Czech Inland Navigation AuthorityCzech Inland Navigation Authority (Czech Republic) Waterways of India
National Inland Waterways
Authority (Nigeria)
Inland Waterways Authority of India
Inland Waterways Authority of India (India)
Sjöfartsverket logoSjöfartsverket –
Trollhätte Kanal (Sweden)
Logo Flemish WaterwaysDe Vlaamse Waterweg

3. Waterway operators (transport, tourism and boats)


RCL logoThe River Cruise Line (UK) NautiV
NautiV (Flemish Nautical Industries) (Belgium)

Braunston Marina
Linssen Boating Holidays
Linssen Boating Holidays
logo-aquitaine-navigation-redAquitaine Navigation (France) Come and experience the Venice LagoonLagunalonga
logo-wetterwille-redJachthaven Wetterwille
logo-tingdeneTingdene Marinas Ltd
Ontario Waterway Cruises (Canada)
Linssen Yachts
Linssen Yachts
logo-aqua-libra-redAqua Libra Yachtcharter
logo-castelmoron-nautic-redCastelmoron Nautic
LeBoat logoLeBoat
Locaboat HolidaysLocaboat Holidays
Scarano BoatsScarano Boats (USA) HISWA logoHISWA Holland Marine Industry (Netherlands)
Kuhnle ToursKuhnle Tours
France FluvialeFrance Fluviale
Marec logoMAREC Marinas
Logo MosanautMosaNaut Boat
Maintenance (Belgium)
Best Boats NLBest Boats Intl. Yachtbroker (Netherlands)
Hobbs of Henley logoHobbs of Henley (UK)

4. Regional/local authorities

Yangzhou World Canal
Cities Expo (China)
City of GhentStad Gent

Canaux de Bretagne
Entente Vallée du Lot
Syndicat Mixte du
Bassin du Lot
Visit Syracuse
Visit Syracuse (USA)
City of Bydgoszcz
Erie Canalway logoErie Canalway National
Heritage Corridor (USA)


5. Associations, societies, trusts, foundations

Czech Waterways Assn.
Inland Waterways
Association (UK)

Cotswold Canals Trust

Canal Society of New York State (USA)

Saale-Elster Kanal
Förderverein (Germany)
logo-ndwNetzwerk Deutsche
Wasserwege (Germany)
The Barge Association
(based UK)

Unser Finowkanal

Monmouth., Brecon & Abergavenny Canals (UK)

Musée et Jardins du Canal du Midi, Saint-Ferréol (France)
logoadrAlliance des Rhodaniens (France)
Inland Waterways Assn. of Ireland (Ireland – UK)

Flemish Recreational Boating Federation (Belgium)

Assn. of Swedish & Norwegian Canals (Sweden-Norway)
logo-acs-redAustralian Canal Society (Australia) logo-civilta-215-109Centro Internazionale Civiltà dell’Acqua (Italy)
logo-c-and-o-redChesapeake & Ohio Canal Association (USA) Danube Propeller logoDanube Propeller
Royal Canal IrelandRoyal Canal Amenity Group (Ireland) logo-wact-redWey & Arun Canal Trust (UK)
PrintDelaware Canal 21
Inland Waterways Development
Association (Nigeria)
Lys Sans FrontièresLys Sans Frontières
Scottish Waterways TrustScottish Waterways Trust (UK)

6. Publishers, media, consultants, industry

Logo Editions du Breil
Editions du Breil
waterway guides (France)
Panorama International Productions
(UK – France)

Transmanche Consultants
& Publications (France)

The Rivers
Organization (USA)
Afmitech wastewater treatment technology
The Canals Group
The Canals Group
Logo Lach
Lach Communication Group

Aquamatix Ltd
AMX Solutions Ltd
logo-biomatrixBiomatrix Water
Logo Messe Düsseldorf
Messe Düsseldorf
Vrolijks BureauVrolijks Bureau
Phoenix Publishing and Media Group LtdPhoenix Publishing &
Media Group Ltd
McMullan & Associates
Aalto Engineering

Aalto Engineering

Logo RabobankRabobank
B-Mar Marine InsuranceB-MAR Marine Insurance

Other sites and links

  • European Boating Association: EU campaigning and lobbying on behalf of all boatowners and the marine industry. Site maintained and regularly updated by EBA officers.
  • National Waterways Conference: The National Waterways Conference was founded to ensure adequate waterways investment in the USA and to encourage a sensible approach to user taxes and fees.
  • Waterways Council: The USA body, chaired by Tim Parker, advocates development of the nation’s waterway infrastructure (‘Keep America Moving’), providing family-wage jobs, supporting exports, and protecting the environment. The waterways relieve traffic congestion, are the most energy-efficient mode of surface transportation, and are vital to the nation’s agriculture, manufacturing and energy sectors.
  • American Canal Society: Dedicated to Historic Canal Research, Preservation, Restoration, and Parks. The society was formed in 1972 to promote the wise use of America’s many historic canal resources.
  • New York State Canal System: Site invites visitors to the historic Erie Canal (formerly Barge Canal) system, to “cruise the past, unlock the adventure”. A unique, operating heritage waterway in USA.
  • The Trent-Severn Waterway: A photo and cruising guide for the beautiful Trent-Severn Waterway, in Ontario, Canada. Part of North America’s ‘Great Loop’ circle route, this 240-mile long chain of lakes and rivers are connected through a series of canals locks, including the 2 tallest lift locks in the world.
  • Canal Society of New Jersey: A non-profit organization formed in 1969 to preserve, restore and promote the history of the New Jersey’s canals, especially the exceptional Morris Canal with its preserved locks and inclined planes.
  • Lachine canal : Located in Montreal, the Lachine Canal runs 14.5 kilometres from the Old Port to Lake Saint-Louis.
  • EuroCanals : digital guides to French and European waterways by Tom Sommers
  • Canal Society of Ohio
  • Augusta Canal
  • Hans Grüner, Nürnberg: Extensive documentation on both the current and historic (King Ludwig’s) canals between the Rhine (Main) and Danube in Germany. Link takes you to the pages on the new (1992) canal. Pages for the old canal. D

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