British Waterways (UK)
British Waterways is the public corporation that cares for the 2,200-mile network of canals and rivers in England, Scotland and Wales. Our role is to ensure that the waterways can be used for all to enjoy, now and for many years to come.
British Waterways is a public corporation and receives an annual grant. Our sponsoring government departments are:
- Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs in England and Wales, and
- Scottish Government Transport Directorate in Scotland.
We also liaise closely with:
- The Department for Economic Development and Transport in Wales,
- Inland Waterways Advisory Council (IWAC) provides general strategic policy advice about the waterways to us and to government, and
- The Association of Inland Navigation Authorities is a good starting point for information about other navigation authorities, including those that manage the River Thames and the Broad
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