|Introduction to the association|
brings together organisations, groups and individuals who share an interest
in and feel a duty of care for inland waterways wherever they exist and
whatever their present condition. IWI aims to increase understanding of
the importance of inland waterways for commercial, leisure and historical
value, and to encourage their greater use and appreciation. IWI was launched
towards the end of 1994.
Its membership is growing constantly and includes some of the leading navigation authorities (those heading the list under national waterway networks), as well as voluntary bodies and commercial undertakings. Today, the membership covers more than 15 countries from around the world.