Upper Mississippi Waterway Association

Promoting the economic and environmental
benefits of water transportation.

Upcoming Event

July Membership and Board Meeting on July 18

Rivers. Important then.
Important now.

Rivers. Important then.
Important now.

“Your true pilot cares nothing about anything on earth but the river, and his pride in his occupation surpasses the pride of kings.”
– Mark Twain

Navigation Maintenance

UMWA helps to ensure the Upper Mississippi navigation system is used and maintained in a safe manner.

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Environment Focused

We advocate for policies that keep our waterways environmentally healthy and viable.

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Stakeholder Members

The association’s membership is comprised of waterway operators, shippers and those interested to promote a thriving waterway.

As strong as our Members

Representing Members

We advocate for those in IA, MN and WI with an interest in waterways, from manufacturing to utilities; from transportation to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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A large percentage of our region’s agricultural products are transported on our waterways.


Our ecology counts on an environmentally sound waterway.


Use of waterways is a major contributor to economic vitality.


Investment in infrastructure is essential to ensure the success of our waterways.

Organizations who support and
endorse the UMWA.

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Please join us in our commitment to preserve the economic and environmental viability of the Upper Mississippi waterway. The organization is only as strong as our membership, and we need people just like you.

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