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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
Branch Events
  • 10 Sep 2015

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    Community, Faith & the Environment


    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


    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.

    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: 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.

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    Tags: North Western and North Wales
  • 16 Sep 2015

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    Liverpool Wastewater Treatment Works Visit


    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.


    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.


    Places are limited to 30. To book yours, please email Ed Loffill 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 for more details.

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    Tags: North Western and North Wales
  • 24 Sep 2015

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


    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

    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:, 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.

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    Tags: North Western and North Wales,rivers and coastal group
  • 29 Sep 2015

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    The Avenue


    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 This is a free event.

    Joint meeting with the North West Brownfield Regeneration Forum

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    Tags: North Western and North Wales
  • 18 Nov 2015

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    Glyn Ellis - Young professionals presentation competition


    Jacobs, 5 First Street, Manchester, England, M15 4GU

    An evening event competition featuring project presentations from young professionals from industry and academia covering a wide range of environmental topics.


    5:30pm  Welcome
    5:40pm  Presentations
    7.30pm  Committee withdraws to consider entries
    8:00pm  Announcement of winners and prize giving

    General Information

    CIWEM members and non-members are welcome to this event. This event is free to attend. The Glyn Ellis competition is open to both members and non-members, if you are aged between 16 and 30.

    The presentations:

    • Should last no longer than 15 minutes
    • May be on any subject related to water or the environment
    • Must be developed and delivered by the author or if a developed as a team must indicate how much of the work was developed by the individual presenting and be a significant proportion
    • Must show an element of sustainability

    The following prizes will be awarded:

    • 1st Prize: £200 and a certificate
    • 2nd prize: £100

    CPD certificates will be made available to all attendees.



    To confirm attendance please email inditcating whether you will be presenting or not. If you wish to present, please also include a title and short synopsis of your presentation.

    Bookings must be received by 31st October 2015.

    Please Note: In order to keep our costs as low as possible, please ensure, in the event you are unable to attend, that you cancel the booking by contacting Ed Loffill with as much notice as possible.

    For queries, please contact Ed Loffill
    Email: Tel: 0151 231 2851


    The event will be held at Jacobs Manchester offices. 5 First Street, Manchester, England, M15 4GU.
    Parking is available (NCP charged) off Little Peter St.
    The nearest train stations are Deansgate and Manchester Oxford Road.
    Other CIWEM Branch Events

    Full details of the CIWEM North Western and North Wales Branch 2014/2015 programme events will be updated on the web site, as they become available.

    This event is kindly supported by Jacobs.



    Tags: North Western and North Wales,North Western and North Wales NMG

Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

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