**** News – Nav-Watch Report 2020 is here ****

A huge thank you to all our friends, supporters and contributors – report is at www.iwai.ie/nav-watch/

The report is much more than a presentation of issues on the navigations, we illustrate how the most prevalent issues  impact vessel progress. We present minimum water displacement requirements for a large barge to maintain 3-4 mph along the navigations. To date, no such report has outlined a minimum standard for navigation on the canal and Barrow navigations while also presenting a data driven pathway for improvement.

Implementation of a continuous improvement plan for the navigation will improve the user experience and put the ‘can’ back in canals.  Our report shows a way forward that will realise the full potential of these historic waterways for all users which will bring additional tourists to the rural communities throughout the canal and Barrow networks.