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Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110   Fax: 020 7405 4967

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


2015-05-01T00:00:00 : 2015-05-31T00:00:00
  • Intellectual Property (Patent Process) and Innovation Workshop


    University of Chester, Thornton Science Park, CH2 4NU

    This free seminar is open to all.

    Speakers include:

    • Tom Lambert - Marks & Clerk
    • Dr Steve Black - MDecon
    • Colin Cumming - MWH UK
    • Professor Steve Wilkinson - University of Chester

    For more information please see the flyer.

    This event is being organised by the High Growth Centre at the University of Chester. If you would like to book a place on this seminar or have any questions please email K Blythe.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: North Western and North Wales
  • Annual Dinner


    The Ramada Hotel, Shaws bridge, Belfast

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Northern Ireland
  • CIWEM ROI AGM 2015


    This year's upcoming AGM will be held in the Springfield Hotel Leixlip on Friday 8th May followed by a technical paper and site visit to the expanded 215million litre per day water treatment facility in Leixlip.

     A number of committee members are stepping down this year and we strongly encourage members to put themselves forward as nominees for the board. There are approximately 4 committee meetings throughout the year so the time commitments are not onerous. If you are interested please complete the attached nomination form and return to the undersigned by Friday the 1st of May.


    Jim Oliver (

    Tel: +353 1 2969000 Mobile +353 87 2956566


    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Republic of Ireland
  • Smart City – A New Paradigm in Environmental Management

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Hong Kong
  • 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: Training and Workshops,National
  • 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
  • Wastewater Innovations

    Speakers from MWH / 4D will describe recent and current innovations in wastewater management

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Eastern
  • Hydro power from the Warwickshire Avon

    5:30pm for 6:00pm

    Venue: MWH, Pegasus House, Solihull Business Park, Solihull, B90 4GT

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: West Midlands
  • Annual General Meeting & Presentation


    Three events: Site visit; Presentation and AGM.

    Site Visit: Stoke Bardolph Sewage Treatment Works, Nottingham: 16.30hrs

    Members joining us for the liquor treatment plant visit should assemble at the main office reception at 16:30 for introduction and safety briefing. Numbers are limited for the visit so please register your interest for this as soon as possible. It is essential that you bring your own hard hat, high visibility clothing, safety footwear and gloves.

    Buffet followed by presentation/AGM: 18.00hrs

    Venue Stoke Bardolph STW Nottingham

    Event Sponsor: Severn Trent Water

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: East Midlands,East Midlands NMG
  • Micro-Engineering Evening 13th May 2015


    Speakers: Cardiff University PhD students and research assistants

    Venue: MAIN lecture theatre, opposite Trevithick Building, The Parade, Cardiff University CF24 3AA

    CIWEM Welsh branch (supported by Cardiff University) would like to invite you to attend an Micro-presentation evening on 'Environmental Engineering', Wednesday 13th May 2015.

    PhD and research assistants working on environmental, water and modelling topics will each provide a five-minute micro-presentation on their area of interest. These 'elevator pitch' style presentations will provide attendees with a broad appreciation of Cardiff University's environmental research interests.

    This event will help promote greater understanding of Cardiff University's research activities, and provide practitioners with access to cutting-edge research, which should help them in their day-to-day jobs. By developing closer working relationships between academic and industry practitioners will be able to highlight issues of emerging concern and help direct the direction of key research strands going forward.

    All the speakers are PhD students and research assistants within Cardiff University's Hydro-environmental Research Centre, the Director of which is Professor Roger Falconer.  Topics covered by the Centre are numerous and varied, and include the proposed Severn Barrage, faecal coliforms in the coastal environment and hydrodynamic modelling of estuarine and coastal waters.

    Speakers confirmed:

    Christopher Kiiza - Modelling Influence of Inflow Hydrology,  Media Configuration and Vegetation on Performance of Bio-filtration Systems Treating Urban Stormwater


    Yusri Jalil - Physical Modelling of Car Movement Under Various Flood Conditions


    Yan Liu - Large eddy simulation of flow over wall-mounted spheres


    Paul Evans - In the Wake of Natural Obstructions - Results from Field Observations


    Ken Chua - Free Surface Simulation on Flow with Large Bed Roughness


    Richard McSherry - Hydraulic resistance in turbulent rough-bed flows


    Ademola Agunbiade - Modelling Water Level Changes along River Taff and exploring the potential of Constructed Wetlands to Control Flooding


    Ellis Blackmore - Digital insights in the water industry


    Candice Constantine - Natural Flood Management: tools & techniques


    ​Chris Ellis - Greener Grangetown


    Cost for the event is FREE and is open to non members. Light refreshments will be available from 5.15pm (for a 5.45pm start).  Please contact: Tracey Dunford,


    *Please note the venue for the Micro-engineering evening on 13th May 2015 has been changed to 'MAIN LECTURE THEATRE, opposite Trevithick Building, Cardiff University*

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Western,Welsh
  • Evening Meeting: Benefits of Integrated Planning

    18:00 start (17:30 refreshments)
    20:00 Approx.

    Location: Oxford

    Our infrastructure transverses scales.  From a United Kingdom that is reliant on the world to towns and cities reliant on boroughs and counties.  Infrastructure operating at these scales can be mutually dependent and reliant on external factors.  This seminar will present examples of where strategic and detailed evidence bases are being prepared to develop integrated plans.

    Ed Byers (University of Oxford) will introduce modelling the water footprint of the UK electricity system, from the catchment to the national scale, describing how this fits into the national infrastructure 'system of systems' model of the Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium.

    Adam Cambridge (Atkins) will discuss techniques that are being used to develop integrated asset management plans and sustainable urban water solutions.

    For more information please click here

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Central Southern
  • AGM and Site Visit



    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Northern Ireland
  • From Sewers to Sand and CIWEM Welsh Branch AGM


    Speakers: Dr Robert Keirle, WrC

    Venue: Cardiff University, Engineering Building, MAIN lecture Theatre

    CIWEM Welsh branch  would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on 'From Sewer to Sand' How sustainable is ever-increasing marine protection?.

    With the completion in 2015 of the implementation of both the Water Framework Directive (the remit of which extends to one nautical mile offshore) and the revised Bathing Water Directive, and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive requiring a programme of measures to be established by 2016 for achieving good environmental status, over the next few years the coastal and marine environment will be under greater scrutiny than ever before.

    This presentation will consider the implications for both the UK, the South West of England and Wales, with specific reference to catchment management, marine litter, bathing water quality and combined sewer overflows, and attempts to answer the question: How sustainable is ever-increasing marine protection?

    The presentation will start at 6pm, followed by the AGM.  Refreshments provided from 5.30pm.   

    Please find below link for notice, with Agenda for the meeting and nomination forms.

    One of the primary objectives of the meeting is to elect Branch Officers and New Members to the Committee.   A form is enclosed for nominations of Corporate Members to the 2015/16 Branch Committee.

    If you wish to nominate a CIWEM member to the committee, please complete and return the form to the Hon Secretary.  Please also use this form with any subjects for inclusion on the agenda.  Please send all correspondence to Tracey Dunford at


    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Welsh
  • Branch AGM and broadcast talk by Jarvis Smith (#CIWEMinspire)


    Branch AGM 17:30 - 18:30
    Before the talk, we will hold our Annual General Meeting, reflect on the past events, elect / re-elect committee officers and set out our aims for the next year.

    Broadcast by Jarvis Smith 18:30 - 19:30 from Peterborough (RHDHV in Bretton)

    This is our final seminar on the 2014/15 theme of Inspiring Environmental Behaviour(#CIWEMInspire). The free seminar will be broadcast to a number of venues (hubs) across our region to reduce travel and reach more people. Hubs are at Cranfield University, Cambridge (Mott MacDonald), University of East Anglia and University of Essex.

    Jarvis Smith started his environmental journey living 3 weeks on a landfill for a Channel 4 documentary. Following this he created a green magazine called PQ

    He's regularly given speeches over the past few years for various entities including BBC World Service, Veg Fest and Solar Energy UK. Jarvis will talk about his journey, why he founded the People and Environment Achievement (PEA) Awards, his experiences and challenges.

    To attend one of the venues, and for more information, please register your interest at our booking website, stating if you are a CIWEM member. Please note that the AGM will not be broadcast.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: East Anglia
  • Urban Drainage Group Spring Conference

    Smart Sewer Management to Deliver Outcomes

    Midland Engineering Centre, Austin Court, Birmingham, B1 2NP

    The Urban Drainage Group annual spring conference 2015 sees a return to Birmingham and the Midland Engineering Centre.  Feedback has confirmed that delegates appreciate a central location.  As many travel by train a slightly later start to the day's proceedings has been put in place.  For those requiring a more leisurely start to the day, there are a variety of hotels in the Broad Street and Brindley Place areas.

    Registration and coffee will commence at 9am with the welcome presentation commencing at 9.30.  This year, in addition to an array of industry speakers, the UDG spring event will host a guest speaker as the awarding of the industry's WaPUG prize moves to the spring event.  The day will finish around 4pm. 

    The conference will focus on short and long term approaches to managing pollution and flooding related outcomes.  It hopes to demonstrate how a range of sewer investigation, management and analysis techniques will help deliver time based interventions to improve the service delivered to the customer in AMP6. The day will start with a review of monitoring approaches to optimise sewer management before focusing on delivering improvements through SuDS, external stakeholder collaboration and integrated strategies. 

    The conference will be of interest to those involved in all aspects of Urban Drainage as can be ascertained from the diversity of topics covered and the organisations that are providing speakers.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Urban Drainage Group,National
  • Integrating Water into the City


    Venue: Arup, Emmerson & Sheer Rooms, 8 Fitzroy Street, London, W1T 4BQ

    PLEASE NOTE: There is no charge for attendance but to come, you must register by emailing Kayan Cheng

    There is a lot of evidence that business as usual regarding surface water management in our cities is not going to be fit for the future.  The underground infrastructure will insufficient to cope with large rainfall events.  Urban greening moderates temperatures and air pollution and needs the water.  Integrating water in cities reduces the carbon footprint and improves liveability.  Some say UK cities are too crowded retrofit, others say the only lack of room is between people's ears.  Hear three practitioners who have been making it happen.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Metropolitan
  • Branch Annual Seminar: Flood Risk Management and the Water Framework Directive - harmony or conflict?




    Join us for this 1 day seminar which will explore how these two themes can often work together or against one another.

    Historic flood risk management (FRM) techniques have caused widespread damage to river and coastal hydromorpholoy.The Water Framework Directive (WFD) requires the restoration of such historic damage and the avoidance of further degradation, integrating FRM objectives with other aspects of river basin planning. Balancing these objectives can be challenging but rewarding, with potential to offer widespread
    sustainability benefits and unlock multiple funding streams.

    We will have 6 speakers at this one day seminar, each presenting a topic under the event theme:

    Duncan Huggett - Environment Agency
    Darren Lumbroso - HR Wallingford
    Nick Jarritt - Amec Foster Wheeler
    Jenny Phelps - Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group
    Paul Chapman - Lewisham Borough Council
    Jo Cullis - CH2M Hill

    Speaker synopses can be found in the event flyer below.

    If you are interested in attending please complete the booking form below.

    If you would like more information please click here

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Central Southern
  • SBWWI Water Innovation Forum

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Northern Ireland