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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 Conferences and Events

2014-10-01T00:00:00 : 2014-10-31T00:00:00
  • Alwen Reservoir Catchment - Grip Blocking Project


    The Visitor Centre, Llyn Brenig, Denbighshire. LL21 9TT

    This is a joint meeting with the Institute of Water - Wales Branch

    Would you enjoy a day out on the Denbigh Moors? We will be experiencing some of Wales' best upland habitats and having a trip back 100 years to see how our dams were built. In the afternoon we will be having a tour of a recently upgraded water treatment facility.
    Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water's (DCWW) Drinking Water Catchment Team will be demonstrating how collaborative catchment management has been used in the Alwen Catchment to improve the upland environment. The Dam Safety Team will be sharing their responsibilities at DCWW reservoirs and we will visit the Alwen Dam, where work commenced almost exactly 100 years ago.  We will also hear from DCWW's Estates department who will be steering us through their responsibilites at DCWW owned sites.  

    After lunch there is the opportunity to visit the Alwen Water Treatment Works where we will be shown how changing upland water quality has led to multi-million pound investment to optimise removal of colour and dissolved organic carbon to minimise THM formation.
    The day will start at 10 o'clock and should finish by 2 pm.
    This visit is aimed at all Institute of Water and CIWEM members, particularly members looking into CEnv and CSci chartership or looking to improve their CPD.

    PPE required: Safety shoes and high visibility jacket/top (please contact us if you do not have your own PPE). As the event will be outdoors, please ensure you are dressed appropriately for the weather, including sensible footwear and warm, waterproof clothing.


    Booking Information

    Booking is essential for this event.

    Please book your place by creating a guest account on the Institute of Water web site.


    For more information please contact Julia Haslett.

    Tags: North Western and North Wales
  • The 10,000 RainGardens Project


    Date: 1st October 2014

    Time: 13:30 - 16:30

    Venue: Royal Botanic Gardens, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH3 5LR


    This is a half-day workshop on the 10,000 RainGardens initiative that aims to introduce
    surface water management opportunities to a much broader audience than has generally
    been expected before. The need for specialists to educate a non-expert audience on
    matters that affect them - flooding, climate change, biodiversity - and the multi-faceted
    opportunities that are developing, is long overdue. Is there a slowing of progress towards
    satisfactory and truly sustainable drainage arrangements in a climate ready Scotland? This
    workshop is open to members and non-members of CIWEM and will be of interest to those
    who have an interest in surface water management, biodiversity, community health and
    those involved in, and affected by, flood risk generally.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Scottish
  • CIWEM Mentor Workshop


    Acting ​as ​a ​mentor ​is ​great ​Continuing ​Professional ​Development ​(CPD), ​it ​can ​help ​you ​to ​keep ​up-to-date ​and ​to ​play ​an ​active ​role ​in ​maintaining ​the ​standard ​of ​Professional ​Qualifications ​with ​CIWEM. ​The ​Professional ​Board ​and ​Professional ​Review ​Interviewers ​can ​identify ​applicants ​that ​have ​been ​mentored ​and ​see ​this ​role ​as ​vital.

      ​ ​

     ​A ​Mentor ​should:

    - ​be ​a ​Fellow, ​Chartered ​Member ​or ​Associate

    - ​understand ​the ​CIWEM ​Mandatory ​Competences

    - ​understand ​the ​CIWEM ​Application ​Process

    - ​be ​able ​to ​commit ​time

     ​ ​

     ​This ​training ​session ​covers ​the ​role ​of ​the ​mentor ​and ​mentee, ​the ​CIWEM ​application ​process ​and ​Mandatory ​Competences. ​ ​ ​This ​event ​is ​open ​to ​members ​who ​are ​looking ​to ​become ​mentors ​or ​would ​like ​to ​help ​as ​a ​sponsor ​for ​aspiring ​CIWEM ​applicants.


    Cost ​for ​the ​event ​is ​£50+VAT ​and ​places ​are ​only ​available ​by ​booking. ​ ​These ​places ​will ​be ​allocated ​on ​first ​come ​first ​served ​basis ​(max. ​20). ​


    Please book your place via the following


    If you have any questions please contact Kelvin Reay at

  • Adapting our Infrastructure to Cope with Climate Change – Joint ICE/CIWEM talk

    Thursday 2 October 2014 at 6.45pm
    (Refreshments from 6pm)

    Venue: Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street,
    Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ (Opposite the George Hotel)

    Dr Joseph Hagg and Karen Miller, Sniffer and Adaptation Scotland
    Graham Edmond, Head of Network Maintenance, Transport
    Miranda Jacques-Turner, Technical Lead: Sustainability & Climate
    Change, Scottish Water

    Summary of presentation:
    • the science and policy context for climate change adaptation;
    • adapting Scotland's transport systems to a changing climate; and
    • securing a resilient service

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Scottish
  • Drainage Site Visits


    Two site visits have been arranged: You can visit one or both.

    Morning - presentation on the Day Brook, Nottingham schemes at Gedling Borough Council's office is located at: Arnot Hill Road, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 6LU followed by a site walkover
    Afternoon - presentation on Our City Our River at Derby City's offices located at Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS

    Both presentations will be followed by site walkovers.

    Delegates can chose to attend one or both of the sessions. The preferred option will be for delegates to make their own way between venues but we will gauge requirement for transport to be laid on as part of the booking process.

    This event is sponsored by Clear Environmental Consultants and attendance is free of charge. Please note that places will be limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. Please book early to ensure your place.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: East Midlands,East Midlands NMG,rivers and coastal group
  • Site Visits Showcasing Innovative Approaches to Flood Risk Management


    Friday 3rd October 2014

    10:00 - 12:30 Day Brook, Nottingham - A Catchment Based
    Approach to Flood Risk Management
    14:00 - 16:30 Derby's Our City, Our River Flood Alleviation

    The Rivers & Coastal Group and East Midlands Branch would like to invite you to attend
    study visits to two exciting and innovative flood risk management schemes in the East
    Midlands. This event is kindly sponsored by Clear Environmental Consultants.



    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: East Midlands,rivers and coastal group
  • Application Deadline

    Complete applications received will be assessed at the Professional Board Meeting on the 6th November 2014.

    Tags: Application Deadlines
  • Technical Meeting 1: Sustainable Wastewater Treatment


    Malone House, Belfast

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Northern Ireland
  • Hydro Generation - Daer WTW


    Wednesday 8th October 2014 - 1300 to 1530 hrs

    The visit will consist of a presentation on Scottish Water's Hydro programme, presently being
    delivered by Scottish Water Managed Delivery, followed by a tour of our installed turbine sets
    at Daer Water Treatment Works (inlet and Comp & spill) that were installed 2013/14.


    This event is kindly sponsored by Scottish Water.



    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Scottish
  • Engineering Without Concrete


    CIWEM South West, EWB Bath & Bristol Professional Network, and ICE G&S Bristol & Bath welcomes you to "Engineering Without Concrete"

    Venue: Arup, 63 St Thomas Street, Bristol

    Event start: 18:00

    Presented by David Burgess. Water Engineer at Arup, Bristol

    Drinks and refreshments shall be provided on arrival.  See attached flyer for more information.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Western
  • CIWEM SW Mandatory Competencies Workshop


    Wessex Water Operations Centre, Claverton Down Road, Bath

    Workshop start time: 17:30

    Workshop end time: 19:30

    A workshop led by Dr Robert Keirle (experienced CIWEM Mentor and Professional Reviewer) to help applicants attain and demonstrate compliance with the CIWEM mandatory competencies.

    Workshop limited to a maximum of 10 to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to raise questions and discuss process with other applicants.

    See attached flyer for more information.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Western
  • Knowing your environment: Matlock Lea STW - a Case Study


    Matlock Lea STW lies within a rural setting of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site. A decision was made to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment. The presentation will describe the various environmentally related aspects of the site and the setting which need to be considered and would contribute into the EIA.

    Speaker: Martin Shaw of Severn Trent Water.

    Martin has worked for Severn Trent Water and its predecessor for over 30 years. In this time he has worked in Land drainage and Clean Water aspects before moving to the Sewage Treatment design and latterly Feasibility. He currently works within the Asset Creation part of the Waste Water department concentrating on the identification of solutions to particular site issues; these solution are then passed onto the Design & Build partners to complete the design and then construct on site.  Before working on the Matlock Lea STW Asset Renewal project, he was involved in the Minworth STW redevelopment projects in AMP4, concentrating on the Secondary Treatment aspects which included defining the Solution for the Biological Phosphorus Removal from the settled sewage, for the current AMP 5 project.

    Venue: STW's Raynesway Offices Derby

    Meeting Sponsor Severn Trent Water

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: East Midlands,East Midlands NMG
  • David Bellamy Lecture 2014

    30 years of caring for the world's environment from South London to the Antarctic

    With Pete Wilkinson, Co-founder of Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace UK, Environmental Campaigner and Environmental Consultant

    19:00, Royal Geographical Society, London

    Admission by Invitation Only

    The second David Bellamy Lecture will be given by Pete Wilkinson. Pete, a founder of Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace, will speak of over thirty years of environmental campaigning which has taken him from South London via Rainbow Warrior to Antarctica. Pete will be launching his autobiography "From Deptford to Antarctica" at the lecture.

    The lecture series was launched in 2013 by The Conservation Foundation and CIWEM to celebrate the 80th birthday of David Bellamy who, at a time of great change and development, when people were becoming disconnected from nature, emerged to enthuse a new generation to look again at the natural world, to marvel, understand, and value it.

    Tickets are free but booking is essential

    Booking info -

    Information: 020 7591 3111

    In Association with

    Conservation Foundation   Fledging Press Green London

    Event Flyers and Documents

  • South Western Branch Annual Dinner 2014


    Holiday Inn, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 2UA

    Guest of Honour and Speaker will be Mike Summersgill, outgoing CIWEM President.

    Individual tickets are £35 each for Members (inclusive of VAT, exclusive of wine). Corporate Tables including 5 bottles of wine are available, seating 10 people comfortably at a cost of £500 (inclusive of VAT).

    An individual discount is available for all CIWEM SW Branch New Members (any current non-corporate member) - with tickets only £20.00 each (inclusive of VAT, exclusive of wine). Early booking is advised.

    A raffle will be held during the evening with all money raised for WaterAid. All raffle prize donations gratefully received. A bar will be open until the early hours for those wishing to stay on after the dinner.

    Booking details are on the flyer.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Western
  • Flood Risk Management & National Habitat Creation


    Speakers: Richard Park & Richard Kelland (Natural Resources Wales)

    Venue: Main Lecture Theatre, Trevithick, Cardiff University (S1.32)

    CIWEM Welsh branch would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on Tuesday 21st October on flood risk asset management & national habitat creation.

    Richard Kelland will talk about Flood Risk Asset Management and his presentation will introduce:

    • Background to asset management
    • Facts and figures - The range of flood risk assets we maintain, numbers, locations, funding
    • How we maintain our assets and work we carry out outside of our assets
    • Incident response and Contingency Planning.

    This will be followed by presentation from Richard Park on National Habitat Creation Programme - challenges and opportunities: delivering coastal squeeze compensation habitat in Wales

    This is a presentation focusing on the significance of the NHCP to progressing FORMs capital works and highlighting some of the restraints and challenges to achieving an easy outcome for coastal squeeze compensation in Wales. For example: identifying suitable land that is available which also offer the right conditions for habitat creation, funding of expensive schemes during a period of austerity; achieving value for money and establishing accountability (and cost recovery) for coastal squeeze with third parties.

    Cost for the event is FREE and is open to non members. Light refreshments will be available from 5.30pm.  For further details please contact: Tracey Dunford,

    Directions to room: S1.32

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Western,Welsh
  • Aubrey Meyer - From violinist to reducing climate change emissions


    This is the second our interactive webinar broadcasts by inspiring environmentalists.

    Aubrey Meyer will explain why he gave up a professional career in music to set up the Global Commons Institute, where he developed the international Contraction & Convergence response to climate change and meet the objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This has made an extraordinary impact on Climate Change Treaty negotiations and led him to be listed in The Guardian's 2008 article on the"50 people who could save the planet."

    The broadcast will be hosted at RHDHV's office in Peterborough, and will be presented at four 'hubs' around East Anglia (Cambridge, Colchester, Cranfield and Norwich); registration details for the five locations can be found on our booking website at

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: East Anglia
  • Natural Capital and Decision Making


    NATURAL CAPITAL is under increasing pressure and is often undervalued and subject to unintentional loss. Conversely, emerging markets for ecosystem services, renewable energy, biodiversity offsetting and carbon sequestration are providing opportunities to create additional value from better management of natural capital. Government is also increasingly requiring evidence that natural capital is being managed and enhanced.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Scottish
  • Climate Change: Building the Age of Resilience

    CIWEM One-Day Conference

    Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG

    Programme | Venue | Fees | Sponsors | Presentations


    Thank you to everyone who attended this conference and helped to make it another successful CIWEM event! 


    Please click on the 'presentations' tab above to view pdf versions of the speaker presentations. We expect all presentations to be uploaded approximately two weeks after the event.


       Sponsored by:                 Supported by:   
    Mott Mac SMALL  Mouchel Small  Ricardo AEA  IAM10b


    Aims of the conference:

    • Explore how resilience can be implemented in a business and corporate context
    • Understand the implications of managing your asset base in changing conditions 
    • Learn how to de-risk your organisation
    • Learn and share ideas about the importance of social/community resilience
    • Learn from and network with industry thought leaders and peers, policy makers, politicians and those directly affected by recent extreme events
    • Share your own experiences and debate with fellow delegates and speakers 

    Key questions

    • What does resilience look like for you?
    • How are different sectors approaching the challenge of climate resilience?
    • What can we learn about resilience to extreme weather events?
    • How can resilience be implemented through design, and measuring & monitoring; and what are the current challenges?

    Contact us 

    General queries:

    For more information on sponsorship:


    Tags: National
  • Evening Meeting: Water Asset Management

    18:00 start (17:30 refreshments)
    Approx. 19:30

    Location: WRc Swindon, SN5 8YF

    This branch evening meeting is hosted by WRc and will showcase 2 presentations on aspects of Water Asset Management.

    The first presentation is entitled 'Resilience Planning - Theory and Practice' and is presented by Paul Conroy and Sue De Rosa from CH2M Hill. The presentation describes the framework and features examples of its application within the UK water industry during the development of business plans for the Periodic Review PR14. The second presentation will focus on New Approaches to Condition Assessment of Pressure Pipes WRc has undertaken a programme of research to develop some new approaches to condition assessment of sewer rising mains that look at the entire main.  Some of these are now at an implementation stage.  This paper describes some of these new approaches and how they can be applied.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Central Southern
  • Stanton Cup Golf Outing


    Mahee Golf Club

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Northern Ireland
  • WaterAid Fundraising Dinner, Clare College, Cambridge


    The evening includes:

     - pre-dinner drinks reception

     - candlelit 3-course dinner and wine

     - entertainment and charity raffle

     - speeches from WaterAid and the current CIWEM president

    £40 per ticket / Black tie or lounge suit / 6pm until late

    Car parking at the College is available on request.

    For more details and to book tickets, please contact

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: East Anglia
  • Bulk Interview Day

    CIWEM Professional Review Interviews.

    more information

    Tags: Bulk Day

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