We wish to make a single special donation to Inland Waterways International to reimburse costs incurred, to support its activities, to receive data or customised inland waterway maps, or to cover postage costs not allowed for in the ordering process for products purchased. With our thanks!
“IWI aims to raise public awareness of the benefits of using our waterways for a wide range of activities, from their historic function of transporting goods and persons to all forms of recreation. We believe that rivers and canals have a positive effect on people’s lives. The waterside environment, urban or rural, offers an invitation to relax and enjoy healthy outdoor activities leading to improved wellbeing and closeness to nature.
Walking, biking, horseback riding, fishing or boating: it doesn’t matter how you experience the waterside, we believe that young and old must have easy access to our inland waterways, which offer priceless ‘breathing space’ in our hectic lives. With their rich historic, architectural and landscape values, waterways also give us inspiration and inform us about our past.
IWI promotes and stimulates restoration, where appropriate, of waterways which have become derelict. We are the patron of the annual World Canals Conference (WCC), which is usually held in September.
IWI’s membership includes leading navigation authorities, as well as voluntary bodies, museums and commercial companies in the nautical and hydraulic engineering world. Individual members include both users and experts in the various disciplines. All have a keen interest in both the history and the modern significance of inland waterways for commercial carrying and recreational use. Today the membership covers 22 countries from around the world.”