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Working for the public benefit for a clean,
green and sustainable world, CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of
Water and Environmental Management) is the only independent,
chartered professional body and registered charity with an
integrated approach to environmental, social and cultural issues.
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CIWEM TRUSTEE APPOINTMENTS
CIWEM has launched its annual recruitment round for appointments
to its Trustee Board.
Further details are available here
- Apr 2014
AFTER THE FLOODS: CIWEM CONFERENCE PROVIDES PLATFORM FOR KEY EXPERTS AND VOICES FROM ACROSS THE WATER AND ENVIRONMENT SECTOR
Water & Environment 2014: CIWEM's Annual Conference, a key
event for the water and environment sector, took place at the Royal
Geographical Society, London, on 8-9 April. Keynote speakers
included Lord Chris Smith, who described extreme weather as "the
number one challenge facing the nation", Prof Peter Matthews, Dan
Rogerson MP and Cathryn Ross.
The two-day conference provided an opportunity to learn, discuss
and debate a variety of key environmental topics, including flood
risk management, adapting to climate change, nature-driven design,
integrated catchment management, water use and treatment for shale
gas exploration and extraction, future proofing the UK water
sector, and water resilience.
- Mar 2014
CIWEM WARNS THAT THE GOVERNMENT'S FIXATION WITH SHALE GAS COULD UNDERMINE INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLES
With shale gas extraction positioned
to improve UK energy security and potentially reduce energy costs,
CIWEM warns, in its newly updated
Hydraulic Fracturing Policy Position Statement, that the
political pressure to exploit a substantial resource of domestic
gas could undermine further development of low-carbon technologies,
such as carbon capture and storage.
CIWEM's experts warn that the strategy of using gas as a
bridging fuel must be managed carefully as it risks locking the UK
into fossil fuel infrastructure for a period, after which there
would be a need for a dramatic, rather than progressive, reduction
and replacement with renewable energy.
- Mar 2014
“THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO IS LISTEN TO THE EXPERTS... WE DO NOT USE CIWEM ENOUGH”
In yesterday's Managing Flood Risk debate in the House of
Commons, MPs were encouraged by former floods minister and Newbury
MP Richard Benyon to "listen to the experts".
Benyon highlighted CIWEM's "10,000 real experts" and the "really
report recently published by the Institution, recommending that
all MPs should read a copy if they had not already.
This endorsement and recognition in the House of Commons is a
direct result of the superb work CIWEM has been doing to bring the
expertise of its members to the centre of the recent debates on
natural flood management, dredging, and wider flood risk
To read Richard Benyon's comments in full, and to access the
complete Hansard record of the debate, please follow this
link. Please see Column 654.