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CIWEM Events Calendar

This calendar lists all CIWEM National and CIWEM Branch and Group events, as well as our online training units. Please see each individual calendar listing for contact details for the event you are interested in. Alternatively, you can use the "Tags" in the box on the right-hand side to filter the events by area or subject matter.

 

If you have any queries about CIWEM National events (held in London), please contact events@ciwem.org

 

2015-09-01T00:00:00 : 2015-09-30T00:00:00
  • EM NMG - Sandiacre Canal Restoration

    17:30
    19:30

    Dear Members,

    We invite you to join us for an evening presentation on the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Restoration.

    Speakers from the Derby and Sandiacre Canal Trust will take us on a walking tour of the restored Draycott-Breaston section of the canal (approximately 2 km).  The tour will finish at the Coach and Horses pub, Draycott, where the speakers will give a short presentation on the history of the site, the canal's role in alleviating flooding of the Derby-London train line, stakeholder funding arrangements, ecological issues and site wildlife.

    Date:             2nd September 2015

    Time:             17:30 for 17:45

    Location:      Meet at Coach and Horses pub, Draycott, DE72 3PS

    The event is free to attend thanks to event sponsor Clear.

     

    Booking is essential  ̶  please email eastmids@CIWEM.org if you would like to attend.

     

    For the walk, please bring a waterproof and suitable footwear.  Refreshments available to purchase from the pub before and after the event.

     

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    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: East Midlands,East Midlands NMG
  • CIWEM Online Training Units Start Date

    CIWEM Offers 10 online units:

    Each 24 hour equivalent unit runs over a period of 15 weeks and each 8 hour equivalent unit runs over 5 weeks. You will need to devote 2.5-3.5 hours per week as you work through each one - the precise time will depend on your prior knowledge and your depth of interest in the different topics being covered. Each unit is free-standing and can be taken either individually or in any sequence.

    Tags: National,Training and Workshops
  • Municipal Waste Water Treatment Online CPD Unit

    Provisional start date for the  Municipal Waste Water Treatment  online CPD unit.

    Unit runs for 15 weeks online.

    Tags: Training and Workshops
  • Calculations Online CPD Unit

    Provisional start date for the  Calculations online CPD unit.

    Tags: Training and Workshops
  • Disinfection of Water and Wastewaters Online CPD Unit

    Provisional start date for the  Disinfection online CPD unit.

    Tags: Training and Workshops
  • Anaerobic Digestion Online CPD Unit

    Provisional start date for  Anaerobic Digestion  online CPD unit.

    Unit runs for 5 weeks online.

    Tags: Training and Workshops
  • Sludge Treatment and Management Online CPD Unit

    Provisional start date for the  Sludge Treatment and Management  online CPD unit.

    Units runs for 5 weeks online.

    Tags: Training and Workshops
  • Building a Sustainable Business Online CPD Unit

    Provisional start date for the  Building a Sustainable Business  online CPD unit.

    Unit runs for 5 weeks online.

    Tags: Training and Workshops
  • Potable Water Treatment Online CPD Unit

    Provisional start date for the Potable Water Treatment online CPD unit.

    Units runs for 15 weeks online.

    Tags: Training and Workshops
  • Implementing an Environmental Management System Online CPD Unit

    Provisional start date for the Implementing an  Environmental Management System online CPD unit.

    Unit runs for 5 weeks online

    Tags: Training and Workshops
  • Constructed Wetlands Online CPD Unit

    Provisional start date for the  Constructed Wetlands  online CPD unit.

    Units runs for 5 weeks online.

    Tags: Training and Workshops
  • UK Water Industry Introduction

    Provisional start date for the Introduction to the UK Water Industry online CPD unit.

    Tags: Training and Workshops
  • Community, Faith & the Environment

    17:30
    20:00

    St Chrysostoms Church, 4A Anson Rd, Victoria Park, Manchester, M14 5BG

    Rarely do our Branch events, cover this particular area of mandatory competence i.e. 'Communication and Professional Ethics'. Yet the need to 'work professionally, ethically and comply with relevant codes of conduct', is one of CIWEM's 14 mandatory competences. CIWEM's own Code of Ethics, states that members should 'strive to deliver the most appropriate solutions for all stakeholders'.

    This is an opportunity to hear from leading practitioners, about the actions and initiatives being taken on projects in the North West, which acknowledge the importance of issues such as: community contact and involvement; community cohesion; community development; interfaith; conflict resolution, and tackling extremism. Actual project examples will be shared, such as delivering river maintenance and flood risk reduction work in urban areas. Learn, discuss and share your experience

    Guest Speakers

    Mohammed Ali Amla
    Associate Project Manager - Faiths4Change. Faiths4Change is a Partnership working for sustainable, just and connected communities. It won the 'Department of Health Workplace Wellbeing Charter Award' and 'Liverpool Echo Environmental Champion Award 2015'.

    Colin Liptrot
    Team Leader - Environment Agency (EA), and joint national friend of the Environment Agency LGBT Group. The Environment Agency (EA) is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The EA works to create better places for people and wildlife and support sustainable development. Colin has won a number of awards including most recently: 2015 EA Field Services Award for Leadership; and 2015 EA Field Services overall Award

    Agenda

    5:30 pm Registration, networking and light refreshments
    6:00 pm Introduction
    6:10 pm Mohammed Ali Amla from Faiths4Change
    6:40 pm Colin Liptrot from the Environment Agency
    7:10 pm Discussion and debate focused on topics raised
    8:00 pm Close

    General Information
    This event is aimed at CIWEM members, and all who are interested in the key role that communities and faith can play in achieving a successful project.
    This is a free event.

    Booking
    To book a place please email Tayo Adebowale 

    Bookings must be received by Monday 7th September 2015.

    For queries, please contact Dr Tayo Adebowale
    Email: tayoadebowale@cirkadia.co.uk Tel: 07947 295 012.

    Event Location and Directions
    St Chrysostoms Church is in south Manchester, near the Central Manchester Hospitals and between Rusholme and Longsight, on the A34, at the corner of Anson Road (Upper Brook Street) and Oxford Place.

    The postcode is M14 5BG.

    Public transport: the 50 Bus from Albert Square in town runs every 10 minutes past the church.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: North Western and North Wales
  • NI Annual Conference 2015

    09:00
    13:15

    The Ramada Hotel, Shaws Bridge, Belfast

    

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Northern Ireland
  • Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Works Visit

    13:45
    16:00

    United Utilities Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Works, L3 OBE

    A fantastic opportunity to visit and enjoy a guided tour of the recently operational and state of the art waste water treatment facility.

    Members and non-members welcome.

    Overview

    1:45 pm   Arrive & sign in

    2:00 pm   Call for start of tour

    2:05 pm   1st tour leaves

    3:44 pm   Tour groups reconvene

    4:00 pm   End of visit & leave site

    General Information

    Parking at the site is extremely limited. If you're unable to arrive by Public Transport or Taxi, please car - share where possible.
    Each person will need the following PPE - Hard hat, safety boots, high visibility coat, safety glasses and gloves. If you don't bring the correct PPE, you may not be admitted to the site.

    Booking

    Places are limited to 30. To book yours, please email Ed Loffill e.loffill@ljmu.ac.uk with the details as requested below.
    Bookings must be received by 10th September 2015.
    Please include the name of the person who'll be attending, company name (if applicable), telephone number and email address. We're required to provide this information to the venue no later than 48 hours before the event.

    Directions to the event will be issued to you a few days before the event.

    Please Note: In order for us to host this event free of charge, refreshments will not be provided.
    Any questions? Please contact e.loffill@ljmu.ac.uk for more details.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: North Western and North Wales
  • Water with Integrated Local Delivery (WILD)

    09:30
    17:30

    This one day conference, hosted by the Upper Thames Catchment Partnership & Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) South West, will demonstrate the Water with Integrated Local Delivery (WILD) Project. The WILD Project has successfully met the goals of the new Catchment Based Approach to water management, treating the catchment as a whole and bringing together farmers and landowners, partner organisations, communities, NGO's and local government bodies.

    Further details of the event including booking instructions are contained in the below flyer.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Central Southern,rivers and coastal group
  • De-nitrification DEMON Process Energy and Chemical Optimisation

    16:00
    18:30

    Presentation by Lorraine Puzey (Area Scientist at Wessex Water) followed by a tour of the Poole STW.

    Poole STW is the only site within Wessex Water's portfolio to have a total nitrogen consent and therefore has a tertiary de-nitrification process.  

    This CIWEM SW event will provide an overview of the "DEMON" de-nitrification process (the only one in the UK) along with an overview of energy and chemical optimisation on the site.

    Event start time: 16:00

    Close: 18:30

    See flyer for more information

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Western
  • Birmingham Resilience project

    18.00
    20.00

    What is the Birmingham Resilience Project ?

     •       Birmingham relies on the Elan Valley Aqueduct for its supply of water, supplied via gravity from Wales

    •       The EVA is a Victorian asset and this reliance presents a risk to Severn Trent Water as a business.

    •       It is difficult to carry out repair and maintenance to the EVA without resilience in place i.e. To turn the EVA off to complete required work we need to supply Birmingham by another means - no small problem!

    •       Severn Trent has set its self a challenge to be resilient by 2020

    Speaker: Simon Hinsley, STW Project Sponsor Birmingham Resilience Project

    Venue - STW Raynesway Offices Derby

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: East Midlands
  • 2015 WaterAid Golf Event

    09:30

    Rockmount Golf Club, Carryduff

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Northern Ireland
  • Dam Environmental Flows: Hydrology vs Ecology - How much water does downstream ecology really need?

    17:00
    19:15

    MWH, Dominion House, Temple Court, Birchwood,
    Warrington, WA3 6GD

    Joint meeting with the Institute of Fisheries Management

    The implementation of the European Union Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) (WFD) in the UK has driven the need to review the operation of many artificial impoundments of rivers and lakes, in terms of how controlled releases of water meet environmental objectives in the river water bodies downstream.

    Much attention has been devoted to understanding when and how much water should be released from impoundments to meet environmental objectives. However, there are many interacting factors to consider and scientists do not always agree on the preferred approach, or indeed the preferred solution. This can lead to confusion and frustration for site owners.

    This joint event with the north west branch of the Institute of Fisheries Management aims to present and investigate alternative viewpoints on the provision of environmental flows downstream of impoundments.

    Guest Speakers:
    Daniel Cadman CWEM, CSci, MSc (APEM)
    Dr Nigel Milner BSc (Hons), PhD, FIFM, CEnv (APEM and Bangor University)

    Programme outline
    5.00 pm Registration and light refreshments
    5.30 pm Introduction
    5.45 pm Nigel Milner (APEM and Bangor University)
    6:15 pm Daniel Cadman (APEM)
    6.45 pm Discussion and announcements
    7:15 pm Close

    General Information
    A location map and directions for Dominion House can be found on the CIWEM web site below. On arrival please can attendees report to Reception. CIWEM meetings are open to both members and non-members

    Booking
    CIWEM / IFM members are welcome to invite guests to this event.

    To book a place, please contact Hannah Austin, APEM Ltd, Riverview, Embankment Business Park, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK4 3GN. Email: h.austin@apemltd.co.uk, Tel: 0161 442 8938.

    Attendance confirmations must be received no later than one week before the date of the event, to guarantee admission. Registration acknowledgements will not be issued unless requested.

    There is no charge for this event.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: North Western and North Wales,rivers and coastal group
  • PRESIDENTIAL INDUCTION AND DEBATE

    'How education can help communities to understand the importance of environmental issues to promote proper sanitation and safe water resources.'

     

    CIWEM is pleased to announce that Professor Rafid Al Khaddar becomes the 29th President of the Institution following his Induction at 106-109 Saffron Hill on Friday 25th September 2015 at 3pm.

    The Debate will be introduced by Rafid, who will focus on how education can help communities to understand the importance of environmental issues to promote proper sanitation and safe water resources.

    Rafid's speech will be followed by a presentation by Professor Salim T S Al-Hasani, Chairman, Foundation of Science, Technology and Civilisation, UK

    "1001inventions: Lessons from Non-European Traditions in Environmental Science and Technology"

    The Debate will last for approximately one hour after which there will be an open discussion.

    This will be followed by a drinks reception finishing no later than 19.00.

    It promises to be an interesting and stimulating event.

     

    Places are strictly limited, so if you wish to attend the event please email Magdalena@ciwem.org 

     

     

    Tags: National
  • CIWEM_SW_Severn_Forum_20150929

    09:30
    16:00

    Severn Estuary Forum 2015

    We invite you to join us for the 2015 Severn Estuary Forum held at the Arnolfini Gallery. The forum will be celebrating its ten years anniversary.

     This engaging event is intended for all interested in learning about the latest research and policy developments involving the Severn Estuary and its future. It guarantees a lively and informative day of presentations and talks. Topics already confirmed include:

    - The Severn Estuary Partnership: A Retrospective View & Future Challenges

    -Our Estuary Resources - Chair - Natasha Barker, WWF

    - Local Issues

     Date 29th September 2015             

     Time: 9.30-16.00 (additional boat trip around the docks 16:00-17:30)

     Location:   Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol

    Past events have proved to be extremely popular, so please book early on Eventbrite to avoid disappointment.  Discounted Early Bird Tickets are now available until the 29th of August.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Western,wales
  • The changing face of data within the water industry (1)

    17:00
    20:30

    University of Exeter, Harrison Building, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QF

    This event is intended to hear from industry practitioners of asset management-GIS integration to share best practices & lessons learnt; to discuss growing trends and emergent solutions in geospatial for asset management and to act as a cross discipline network (such as Utilities, Rail, Highways and Infrastructure).

    Topical themes we are interested in are: operational awareness, maintenance planning, logistics, improving operational efficiencies, facility management and works management.

    Speakers:

    • West Country Rivers Trust/The Rivers Trust - 'Collaboration between organisations'
    • Conrad Gillespie (South West Water) - 'Business Intelligence'
    • Adrian Kelland (Mouchel) - 'Re-purposing data'
    • Dragan Savic (Exeter University) - 'Smart Networks'

    To book a place, please use the AGI website.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Western
  • The Avenue

    17:30
    19:30

    Upper Lecture Theatre, Peter Jost Centre, Liverpool John Moores University.

    The former Avenue coking works Reclamation and Remediation Project - Controlled Waters

    Guest speakers - Hugh Masters-Williams and Martin Westwood (Jacobs)

     

    Programme Outline

    5:30pm Registration and Refreshments

    6:00pm Welcome and Presentations

    7.00pm Q&As

    7.30pm Announcements and Close

    Presentation Information

    The former Avenue Coking Works at Wingerworth near Chesterfield is one of the most contaminated sites in Europe, and is thought to be the UK's biggest and most complex remediation project. The plant opened in 1956, and at the time was regarded as state of the art. As well as producing millions of tonnes of smokeless solid fuel through the carbonisation of coal, the plant processed by-products such as benzole, tar and sulphuric acid. It also produced town gas, which was supplied for domestic use in Chesterfield, and generated electricity for its own use, with the surplus fed into the national grid. Following its closure in 1992, the works lay disused until East Midlands Development Agency (emda) commenced the task of dismantling the plant structures and cleaning the site in 1999.

    The facility included a waste tip and settlement lagoons for the disposal of hazardous solid and liquid wastes. Disposal in the lagoons was based on the 'attenuate and disperse' principle, which was an accepted technique at the time. Contamination from the site, particularly the waste tip and lagoons, is known to have polluted the River Rother that runs through the north of the site. The former plant also contaminated the underlying soils through leaks and spills from the numerous tanks, pipelines and sumps. Huge amounts of hydrocarbons, asbestos, cyanide and arsenic still contaminate the 98 ha site, the size of around 200 football pitches. (CEEQUAL)

    The presentation will discuss the impacts on controlled waters and the remediation techniques used.

    General Information

    CIWEM and NWBRF members are welcome to invite guests to this event. Please confirm your attendance at this event by registering on http://www.nwbrforum.org. This is a free event.

    Joint meeting with the North West Brownfield Regeneration Forum

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: North Western and North Wales
  • Attenborough Nature Reserve (Site Visit)

    17.45
    19:30

    Dear Members,

    We invite you to join us for an evening tour around Attenborough Nature Reserve.

    Graham Bowden will be guiding the walk, discussing the water management on the site as well as the ecology of the nature reserve.  The tour will be predominately outside so please dress bring a waterproof coat and suitable footwear.

     

    Location:      Meet at Attenborough Nature Centre, NG9 6DY

     

    The event is free to attend thanks to event sponsor Atkins.

     Parking is available with a donation of £2 per vehicle going towards their work.

    Booking is essential   ̶  please email eastmids@CIWEM.org if you would like to attend.

      

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    Tags: East Midlands NMG