Support when applying for membership
Some of our members have kindly agreed to provide some support
during the membership process. Whilst they cannot answer specific
questions about your application (for that you should contact the
Membership Team at John
Street), they will be able to give you advice on your
evidence for Mandatory Competencies and look at your
membership reports before you submit them.
Please remember that these members have jobs of their own and
you should allow them plenty of time to review any documents. Don't
leave it to the last minute.
If you would like to contact one of the volunteers below,
please email the Branch
Secretary who will contact them on your behalf.
Environment Agency, Warrington
Mark is the Forecasting and Modelling Manager for the
Environment Agency North West Region. Mark has fifteen years
experience in the water and environmental sector and has been a
Chartered Water and Environmental Manager since 2009. Mark's
specialities include flood forecasting, modelling, coastal
processes, hydrology and hydrometeorology.
Mark is also a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and
has worked at the Flood Forecasting Centre. Before working at
the Environment Agency Mark was laboratory manager at the
SEFDL (Sorby Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory)at the
University of Leeds where he worked on projects
involving CFD, physical scaled modelling, geomorphology and
developed innovative flow measurement techniques.
John is a technical expert with over 40 years' experience in
drainage and other areas of underground utilities. He has
extensive knowledge of current drainage design practice including
Network Rail Standards, DMRB, MicroDrainage, SUDS and flow
attenuation. He has undertaken the role of principal drainage
engineer on a number of projects including major highways and light
and heavy rail.
John is a key member of Atkins' national Drainage Working Group
and helps contribute to effective drainage solutions on projects
across the UK. He has also contributed to the preparation of
a CIRIA guide on Transport Infrastructure Drainage and
published a paper in the Atkins Technical Journal.
As well as being a Fellow of CIWEM, John is both a Chartered
Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist and a Member of the
Institution of Civil Engineers. Having served over 10 years
on the local Branch committee, as Secretary, Chairman and general
good egg, he would thoroughly recommend this option to others.
Sankey Consultancy Ltd, Warrington
Mike is a highly experienced utility professional with
extensive expertise in water and wastewater, with a proven track
record in PFI contracts, asset management, operations and project
delivery, for a Blue Chip Company both in UK and overseas. He also
has experience in business change
management, governance and training both in commercial
and regulated businesses.
He has worked on projects all over the world including the
Middle East and South East Asia.
As well as being a Chartered Member of CIWEM, Mike is also a
Chartered Chemist and a Member of the Royal Society of
MWH Treatment, Rochdale
David Bowen is a chartered engineer and Fellow of CIWEM with 40
years' experience working in the Water Industry, predominantly
related to pipelines. He has significant UK and overseas
experience in delivering water infrastructure strategies, covering
the full range of network design, operation and management
activities. He has managed and delivered projects for asset
management investment programmes, including distribution to trunk
main networks investigations; pipeline rehabilitation projects from
planning to project management delivery; technical management of
leakage reduction projects from DMA design and monitoring to
complex pressure management schemes.
David has also carried out Expert Witness work within his
specialist field, and is Chairman of a Technical Innovation Group
tasked with identifying and introducing new technology to clients,
as a facilitator or a user.
He has been a long standing supporter of the Institution,
particularly as Chairman of the CIWEM Pipelines Panel.
MWH Treatment, Rochdale
Alasdair is Business Process Development Manager at MWH
Treatment. He has 19 years' experience in the water and
environmental sector, mostly working on water distribution,
sewerage and infrastructure asset management projects in the UK,
Africa and Asia.
He is a Fellow of the Institution and is the current North
Western and North Wales Branch secretary.