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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

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.


Mark Franklin

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 Wotherspoon

Atkins, Warrington

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.


Mike Walker

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 Chemistry.


David Bowen

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.


Alasdair Harry

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.


Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

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