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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
  • 23 Sep 2014

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    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


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    Tags: North Western and North Wales
  • 01 Oct 2014

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    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
  • 20 Nov 2014

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    Glynn Ellis Presentation Competition


    Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street Campus


    Date for your diary - more details to follow.

    Please see below for the rules and entry criteria.

    • Winner - £200 plus a certificate.
    • Runner up - £100 

    To register your interest to present please contact Ed Loffill.

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    Tags: North Western and North Wales
  • 03 Dec 2014

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    Urban Watershed Management


    Visitor Centre, Risley Moss Nature Reserve
    Ordnance Avenue, Birchwood, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 6QX


    Paul Nolan, Director, The Mersey Forest Team

    Overview of the recently produced Mersey Forest Plan and the Green Infrastructure Valuation Toolkit. Discussion around the recent research framework.

    Second speaker to be confirmed.


    There is no charge for this event.

    Spaces are strictly limited by the size of the visitor centre so prior booking is highly reccomended.


    For more information please contact Pedr Jones.


    To book a place for this meeting please use our online ticket service.


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    Tags: North Western and North Wales
  • 06 Mar 2015

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    North West and North Wales Annual Dinner


    Cranage Hall, Holmes Chapel, CW4 8EW

    Our social event of the year is an opportunity to dine and network with the leading players, regulatory bodies and suppliers within the Water and Environmental industry, and to raise funds for associated local charities.


    7:00 pm    Pre-dinner drinks
    7.30 pm    Call for Dinner
    7:45 pm    Dinner (three courses with tea/coffee afterwards)
    10:30 pm  Networking (the bar will remain open to 1am)

    For further information please contact Hannah Austin care of APEM Ltd, Riverview, A17 Embankment Business Park, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK4 3GN. 
    Email: Tel: 0161 442 8938; Fax: 0161 432 6083.

    Further details to follow shortly.

    Tags: North Western and North Wales
  • 16 Apr 2015

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    Water Strategy for Wales


    Kinmel Manor Hotel, Abergele

    This is a joint meeting with the ICE Wales Cymru - North Wales Branch.


    • Prys Davies - Welsh Government
    • Natalie Hall - NRW
    • Tony Harrington - DCWW


    For more information and to book a place please contact Keith Jones.

    Tags: North Western and North Wales

Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

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

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