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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

Other Publications


CIWEM's new publication Fitting the Bill: A Manifesto for Environmental Action sets out the Institution's policies for the next five years to help mitigate and adapt to climate change and other serious environmental threats. The Manifesto includes calls for the creation of a low carbon society, a national programme to retrofit appropriate water and energy saving technologies into the existing housing stock, an end to new airport capacity and environmentally damaging subsidies for the aviation industry and the introduction of a mechanism to halt deforestation globally.

The Manifesto aims to assist and inform legislators and decision makers over the coming parliamentary term identifying five areas requiring urgent action. CIWEM has drawn upon its expertise and experience and recommends pragmatic, achievable responses. For further information, please contact Joanna Cooper, Policy Officer.

2050 Vision

The CIWEM's Future Prospects Group's compiled by CIWEM's Past Presidents and other invited contributors, set out their vision for an integrated response to critical environmental issues aims to assist and inform long-term strategies and policy evolution.

The '2050 Vision' report contends that at this time of re-assessing our wealth expectations, there can be benefits to the environment with new efficiencies and savings. CIWEM's Future Prospects Group calls on the UK Government to commit to developing an appropriate skills pool that underpins both environmental and economic sustainability, something which they failed to do in the recent budget.

The Chancellor's green investments are predictably small in comparison to other commitments, many of which will add to the UK's emissions burden, and totally inadequate to meet the challenges of climate change. But if we delay or do not take action, the consequences for us all are likely to be major. Significant loss of life, economic instability and an increased risk of conflict are all avoidable but only through concerted and sustained global efforts.

The uncertainty element in climate change predictions requires a flexible response, which suggests the value of a mix of strategies that includes adaptation responses, mitigation strategies, technological development and research. CIWEM's Future Prospects Group encourages the inclusion of environment and climate change matters into the curriculum for citizenship development, and urges other professional bodies to play a key role in information sharing and awareness-raising.

For a copy of the report, please email

A Guide to Business Planning for Leisure and Environmental Managers

Written by Nick Reeves, CIWEM's Executive Director, for the Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management (ILAM), this new publication takes the fear out of business planning with a practical step-by-step approach to putting a plan together. Taking the reader from concept through to completion, the book offers a clear and concise understanding of the business planning process, explaining why a plan is needed, the essential elements of its structure and how to write it.

There is a discount for CIWEM/ILAM members and a percentage of sales income will go to Water Aid.

Further details and ordering information is available from the documents panel.


CIWEM has a number of previous publications available including 'Risk Assessment for Environmental Professionals' and 'The Salt Marsh Creation Handbook'.  For details of these and enquiries about any other CIWEM publications please contact Vicky West.

David Bellamy Environmental Library

The Conservation Foundation is delighted to announce that following their
recent move, David and Rosemary Bellamy have kindly donated much of their
extensive book collection to the Foundation's collection. The intention is for
this to become the basis of the David Bellamy Environmental Library. The
Foundation hopes that others will wish to donate books and archival material to
form a library which can be used by students and others researching what is
arguably one of the most important periods in the development of interest in
environmental issues. The library will also record details of other collections
at NGOs, universities etc so that it can provide a 'signposting service'. If you
have any books you would like to donate, please get in touch with Laura Brown.



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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