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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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- 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.
- Mar 2014
DR. SIMON FESTING, CIWEM’S NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE, NOW IN POST
CIWEM is delighted to announce that Dr. Simon Festing is now in
post as CIWEM's Chief Executive. He comes to the Institution
following two years as Chief Executive at the Society for General
Commenting on Dr. Festing's appointment, Jim Oatridge, Chair of
CIWEM's Trustee Board, said: "We are delighted to be able to
welcome Simon to lead our Royal Chartered Charity as we enter a new
and exciting era of development.
"Simon's appointment will enhance our capability in delivering
our strategic objectives for the benefit of the public, our 10,000
members working in various sectors globally, key policy makers in
governments and financial institutions, and the wider sustainable
- Feb 2014
CIWEM GIVES EVIDENCE TO THE ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE AS PART OF THE COMMITTEE'S WINTER FLOODS INQUIRY
The inquiry focused on the implications of widespread flooding
from the winter storms, including the disruption to communities and
the enormous cost to the UK economy.
It was also investigating the enactment of the committee's
maintenance recommendations in its Report on Managing Flood Risk
from July 2013. This inquiry was conducted in response to cuts in
maintenance funding for flood defences and watercourses and over
concern of community exposure to flooding threats.
Martin Whiting represented the Institution. More information and
a full recording can be found
- Feb 2014
CIWEM HEAD OFFICE MOVE FROM 21ST FEBRUARY 2014
As you know, CIWEM has been building a new headquarters, now
almost complete, at 106-109 Saffron Hill, very close to Farringdon
Underground and Crossrail station. This will allow us to
better serve you going forward. It has been many years in the
planning and building, but will help to completely transform the
way we manage the business of CIWEM. These are exciting times
for your institution and we couldn't have got here without your