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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

2014-09-01T00:00:00 : 2014-09-30T00:00:00
  • Met Branch AGM


    Metropolitan Branch AGM

    This is a chance to get involved with your local branch:

    Do you have an interesting project you would like to publicise?

    Do you want to further your CPD and become more active within your local branch?

    Have you any aspirations of working in a dynamic team, that holds people and job roles from a variety of sectors accross a number of environmental disciplines?

    The benefits of joining the committee are as follows:

    • Progress Career
    • Helps in mandatory competencies
    • Industry Exposure
    • Networking
    • Contributing to network & sustainability
    • Have exposure on environmental industry


    Tags: Metropolitan
  • Whittlesey Washes Site Visit


    A presentation will be given on the history of the £26-million scheme and the challenges of improving an historical bank that satisfies a range of interests, such as the Reservoirs Act 1975, environmental legislation, the local businesses, communities and residents. Afterwards attendees will be taken to see some of the works on site.

    Please see the flyer for registration and location details

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: East Anglia
  • Ken Yeang - The birth of eco-architecture and inspiring greener cities


    In the first of our interactive webinar broadcasts by inspiring environmentalists, Dr Ken Yeang will talk about eco-architecture and the birth of greener cities.

    The broadcast will be hosted at CIWEM's Head Office in London, and will be presented at five 'hubs' around East Anglia (Colchester, Cranfield, Ipswich, Norwich and Peterborough); registration details can be found on our booking website at

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: East Anglia
  • Municipal Waste Water Treatment Online CPD Unit

    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,National
  • Potable Water Treatment Online CPD Unit

    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,National
  • Calculations Online CPD Unit

    Calculations Online CPD Unit

    Provisional start date for the Calculations online CPD unit.

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

    Disinfection of Water and Wastewaters Online CPD Unit

    Provisional start date for the Disinfection online CPD unit.

    Tags: Training and Workshops,National
  • Anaerobic Digestion Online CPD Unit

    Anaerobic Digestion Online CPD Unit

    Provisional start date for Anaerobic Digestion online CPD unit.

    Unit runs for 5 weeks online.

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

    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,National
  • Building a Sustainable Business Online CPD Unit

    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,National
  • Implementing an Environmental Management System Online CPD Unit

    Implementing an Environmental Management System Online CPD Unit

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

    Unit runs for 5 weeks online

    Tags: Training and Workshops,National
  • Constructed Wetlands Online CPD Unit

    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,National
  • UK Water Industry Introduction

    An Introduction to the UK water Industry

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

    Tags: Training and Workshops,National
  • Bulk Interview Day

    CIWEM Professional Review Interviews.

    more information

    Tags: Bulk Day
  • Natural Flood Management: The Evidence Requirements for Wider Delivery

    Programme | Venue | Fees | Sponsors | Further Reading

    Thank you to everyone who attended this conference.

    All speaker presentations will be uploaded to the Events Outputs page in due course.


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    Supporting Organisations: 


       BHS 75    


    In association with the CIWEM Rivers & Coastal Group 

    About the Event

    The flooding experienced in the UK during winter 2013/14 created a high profile discussion concerning the benefits of working more closely with natural processes to mitigate flood risk. Several examples of Natural Flood Management (NFM) were showcased as success stories and there is widespread interest amongst at-risk communities in the range of application of such techniques, their effectiveness and economic efficiency and the ease in which funding may be obtained to implement them.

    Whilst NFM is not a new concept, there have been a number of research projects that have recently concluded, which, combined with fresh interest in the approach, are timely in expanding the evidence base underpinning understanding of the application and effectiveness of NFM.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: National
  • CIWEM Mentor Workshop


    Speaker: Tom Owen (CIWEM)

    Venue: Cardiff University, Room C1.10 & 11, Trevithick Building

    The Welsh Branch are looking to recruit mentors or sponsors who would be happy to support aspiring members in their development towards Professional Review. Therefore, CIWEM Welsh branch would like to invite those who are interested in becoming mentors or sponsors to attend a CIWEM Mentor Workshop on 10th September 2014.
    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 in Welsh branch.

    Cost for the event is FREE and places are only available by booking.  These places will be allocated on first come first served basis (max. 20). To book your place please contact: Tracey Dunford,

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Welsh
  • Routes to Membership


    Venue:  Cardiff University, Trevithick Building, Faculty Lecture Theatre

    Start Time: 17:30
    End Time: 19:00 (approx)

    Speaker: Tom Owen, CIWEM Membership and Professional Development Manager

    The presentation will focus on the current routes to membership within CIWEM and will help you to decide which best suits you.  

    Please note no booking is required for this event, please contact for more information.

    Cost for the event is FREE and intended for anyone interested in joining CIWEM


    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Western,Welsh
  • Scottish Branch Programme 2014/15

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Scottish
  • Severn Estuary Forum 2014


    Our Estuary: Challenges and Opportunities

    Location:   Julian Hodge Building, Cardiff University, Cardiff

    This engaging event organised by the Severn Estuary Partnership (supported by both the CIWEM Welsh and South Western branches) 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:

    Climate Change

    • Winter Storms - Impacts to the welsh coast (Natural Resources Wales)
    • Climate change impacts on industry and ports (ABP)
    • Perceptions of sea level change on the Severn Estuary (Cardiff University)
    • Coastal Monitoring Programme

     Estuary Planning

    • Welsh National Marine Plan (Welsh Government)
    • English Marine Plans (MMO)

     Energy Generation

    • Tidal Lagoons (Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay)
    • Hinkley Power Station update and impacts on the Severn Estuary (EDF Energy)
    • Waste water treatment works - waste to energy (Welsh Water)

     Local Issues

    • Steart Marshes (WWT)
    • Cardiff Bay - environmental management (Cardiff Harbour Authority)
    • Severn Estuary Partnership review and update (SEP)

    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 16th of August.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Western
  • Derwent Valley Aqueduct (DVA) Update and Burst Management


    A presentation will be made by Bob Taylor and Colin Church of Severn Trent Water. The presentation will cover:

    • History of the Derwent Valley Aqueduct (DVA)
    • AMP5 Capital Projects & maintenance work
    • Emergency management of recent bursts

    Kegworth December 2013
    Hathern January 2014 

    • AMP6 and beyond


    Bob Taylor is the Asset Creation Area Manager for Water Infrastructure in the East and manages a team of Severn Trent, feasibility consultant and Design & Build contractor staff co-located at an office in Derby.  He has responsibility for delivery of around £165m worth of capital projects ranging from Distribution Mains Renewal to duplication of sections of the DVA.

    Colin Church is the Asset Creation Aqueducts Capital Manager.  During AMP5 he has been responsible for capital projects on the Elan Valley Aqueduct and been involved in the development of the AMP6  Birmingham Resilience business plan submission.

    Both Bob & Colin had the good fortune to be on 24 hour call at the time of the recent DVA bursts!

    Venue: Loughborough University

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: East Midlands,East Midlands NMG
  • Annual Conference


    The Ramada Hotel, Shaws Bridge, Belfast



    Event Flyers and Documents

  • Natural Flood Management: Working with natural processes to help manage flooding


    Speaker: Heather Forbes, Senior Policy Officer, SEPA

    Date: Wednesday 17th September 2014                  

    Time: 18:00 for 18:30

    Venue: Apex City Hotel, 61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HJ

    Event Sponsor: This evening event is kindly sponsored by AECOM

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Scottish
  • Early Career Event


    Bolton Environment Resource Centre, Seven Acres Nature Reserve, 499-511 Bury Road, Bolton, BL2 6DH

    A directed event to give individual feedback and guidance on how to become professionally qualified with CIWEM along with a networking opportunity for like-minded people. 

    Becoming professionally qualified is recognised by most employers as being beneficial when looking to progress your career.

    However, at first glance, the process can be quite daunting.

    At branch meetings we get a lot of questions such as:
       • Have I got enough experience to go for membership?
       • What evidence are the reviewers looking for in the mandatory competences?
       • What grade of membership can I qualify for?
       • What counts as CPD?
       • I don't have a degree, can I become a member?
       • My degree is from outside the UK - how do I get it recognised?
       • Who can act as my sponsor?
       • How should I structure my career overview report?
       • Can I apply for Chartered Engineer or Scientist?

    This afternoon conference will help to answer these questions and more.
    Based around practical exercises, outdoor activities (the Bolton weather permitting) and workshop sessions, this event will help you towards the next step in your career development.

    There will be plenty of opportunity to talk with people who have just submitted their membership application, CIWEM mentors and reviewers on a one to one basis during the afternoon, so bring along your CV or application.

    We also hope that by introducing you to 40 people at a similar stage in their career development you will make a network of contacts across the North West and North Wales.

    Cost £40 per person including dinner.

    So, no matter where you are in your career, graduate or experienced professional, join us and explore how you can become professionally qualified with CIWEM. 

    Guest speakers:
    Mark Sweeney - MWH Global Professional Development Manager
    Louise Pulman - MWH Learning & Development Manager
    Alasdair Harry - MWH CIWEM Mentor

    Programme Outline:
    13:00     Registration
    13:30     Introductions
    13:45     Icebreaker
    14:30     Routes to membership
    15:15     Break
    15:30     Workshop - In and around reserve (weather dependent)
    17:40     Break
    18.00     Feedback and Scenario session
    18.45     Dinner & discussions
    20.00     Close


    General Information

    CIWEM members are welcome to invite guests to this event.  The event is £40 per person attending. Please confirm your attendance at this event by using the online booking service. Payment can be made by credit card or PayPal.

    For more information please contact Ed Loffill by email or calling 0151 231 2851.

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



    The postcode should take you there if you're using sat nav and there is parking (although somewhat limited at the venue so please share lifts if possible).   

    By Road - The Lancashire wildlife trust office is located just off the A58 Bury road in Bolton on the southern side of the severnacres nature reserve.  By Rail - A 20-30 min walk from Bolton train station.


    This event is kindly supported by MWH


    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: North Western and North Wales
  • Salcombe Fish Quay- The Benefits of Value Engineering (1)


    Date: 23rd September 2014              

    Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm (there will be no access into the building after 5:20pm)         

    Location:   South West Water's offices, Peninsula House, Exeter, EX2 7HR

    Salcombe Fish Quay was constructed in the early 1980's to provide a separate slipway and improved landing facilities for the local fishing fleet. An inspection of the quay walls carried out in 2000 highlighted corrosion problems with the sheet pile wall, where Accelerated Low Water Corrosion (ALWC) was identified. In 2011 Hyder Consulting were commissioned to develop, design and supervise the construction of the Fish Quay refurbishment. In order to manage project costs and reduce risk the design evolved through a series of Value Engineering exercises undertaken at pre and post tender stage.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Western
  • Winter Floods 2013/14


    Environment Agency, Sapphire East, 550 Streetsbrook Rd, Solihull, B91 1QT (B91 1QU for sat nav)

    17:30 for 18:00 start

    John Curtin, the Environment Agency's Director of Incident Management and Resilience will present a review of last winter's extreme flooding, including progress on subsequent infrastructure repairs and a look at what strategic lessons can be taken from the experience to help further improve resilience for future events.


    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: West Midlands,West Midlands NMG
  • Personal recollections of a Chernobyl Liquidator


    Presenters: Sergei Vygivskyy, Liquidator, Director of Korosten Social Psychological Rehabilitation Centre, Korosten, Ukraine. and Vira Gys, Teacher & Translator

    Sergei and Vira (his translator) have been invited by the Emergency Planning Society in the UK  to deliver a presentation to their annual conference at the NEC in Birmingham on the 25th September. We have therefore been given this opportunity to invite them to Nottingham to listen to their experiences and to ask questions about the impacts of the world's worst environmental disaster of their lives and on the children and families they are trying to help. 

    At 01.24hrs on April 26th, 1986 in the USSR, Reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant was destroyed during a test on the reactor and resulted in the world's worst nuclear accident the legacy of which today, 28 years on, is still very much a part of people's lives as they struggle to deal with the aftermath and try to make the environment safer to live in and to produce food that isn't contaminated.

    Venue: EA Trentside Nottingham

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: East Midlands,East Midlands NMG
  • Charity Golf Outing


    Rockmount Golf Club, Carryduff


    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Northern Ireland
  • The truth about unconventional oil and gas


    Registration 18:00

    Start time: 18:25

    End time: 20:00


    This subject is too important to be dictated by myth and vested interests so here is an opportunity to hear and discuss the facts.  We invite you to join us for a free evening of talks by experts about unconventional oil and gas and discussion.

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Metropolitan
  • Presidential Forum


    'Working Together in Partnership' 


    CIWEM is pleased to announce that Norman Lowe becomes the 28th President of the Institution following his Induction at 106-109 Saffron Hill on Friday 26th September 2014 at 3pm.

    Norman's Induction will be followed by a 'Presidential Forum and Debate'.

    The Forum will be introduced by Norman, who will focus on developing means of working together in partnership and emphasizing how vital it is to maintain and improve links between members working in different subject areas and also in different parts of the world.

    Other speakers and topics will include:

    Simon Festing, CIWEM CEO

    Derrick Farthing, Nebosh

    "The benefits of health and safety professionals gaining environmental qualifications / professional recognition - a personal reflection" 

    Professor Bob Andoh

    "Reflections of a One-World Professional"

    Tony Harrington, Director of Environment, Welsh Water

    The debate will last for around two hours and each speaker's presentation will last for some 10-15 minutes after which there will be an open discussion.

    The debate 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.

    If you wish to attend the event please email  

    Tags: National
  • What's New In PR14?


    Parsons Brinckerhoff Offices, Queen Victoria House, Redland Hill, Bristol BS6 6US

    This evening meeting will explain some of the main challenges facing the water companies in their plans for AMP6, and the innovative approaches (environmental, behavioural and technological) being considered to address them.

    This is a repeat and up-dated version of the meeting which was held in Exeter on 4th March 2014.


    • Patric Bulmer - Environmenal Manager, Bristol Water
    • Helen Richards - Waste Water and PR14 Asset Planning Manager, South West Water
    • Ruth Barden - Environment and Catchment Strategy Manager, Wessex Water

    More details may be found on the flyer.

    To reserve a place, please email Joanna Goodwin

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Western

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