Founded in 1946, The Inland Waterways Association is a charity working to protect and restore the UK's 6,500 miles of inland waterways.
Also known as the IWA, the association advocates for the waterways ~2000 listed structures & 5 UNESCO world heritage sites. Primarily a volunteer-run charity, it prides itself on representing millions of waterway users by creating dialogue in parliament and local governing bodies.
The IWA helps create community via its magazine WATERWAYS and the famous annual Canalway Cavalcade event in Little Venice, London.
Current IWA identity here: https://www.waterways.org.uk/
The new identity places two equal weight lines in parallel. They denote how humanity and nature approach the channeling of water; one direct - the other, flexible.
In the negative space, a bridge silhouette serves as a testament to the historic structures of the network. At its most literal, the I + W form a simple identification of the association.