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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

Message from the CIWEM Scottish Branch Chair

Welcome to the CIWEM Scottish Branch site.  We are an active and enthusiastic branch and we believe that we have an interesting and varied range of events for this season's programme.  Our aim this year is to deliver high quality events with engaging subjects and speakers, and we will focus on reaching more people and hope to beat last year's attendee total. Oh, and please note that for nearly all events there is no charge to attend. There may be a charge for workshops, but check each flyer for details.

Starting with the New Members' Multi-Speaker event in October in Edinburgh through to the Biennial symposium in May, we have many events on the programme - including the annual debate, which this time will be on Ecosystem services.  With site visits, workshops and evening talks plus a couple of supporting events we think that there is something for everyone and we hope to see you at some of the events through the season.

If you are thinking about becoming a member the New Members' Group are keen to deliver and will again be running two "Nights for New Members"; one in Edinburgh and one in Glasgow, so if you are new to CIWEM or thinking about joining, these events would be a good introduction to share experiences with others.  Non-members, new members and even thinking-about-coming-a member(s!) are all welcome to all events - you don't have to be a member to attend but we would like to think that it is in your professional interest to join CIWEM.

All members have been sent a programme, which can be downloaded here and for upcoming events look to the right of this message.  Of particular note;

On 2nd October we have an evening meeting on shale gas extraction.  We tried to have an environmental debate on fracking last year but were unable to attract speakers.  Now we have three experts from BGS to tell us chapter and verse of this hot topic and we hope you will come along and tell your colleagues.

Looking well ahead, please put the 1st May in your diary for our biennial symposium - on Future Cities - which will be held in Glasgow.

Unfortunately all of the events are in the central belt.  Apologies for this but we just cannot attract an audience for events further afield.  However, one event will be held as an on-line webinar which you will be able to join in.

Also, we now have a TWITTER account (@CIWEM_Scotland) and we hope to use this to reach out to our more remote members - and we want to try to have a live TWITTER feed to at least one further evening meeting.

Finally, I am very pleased to let you know that our programme this year is sponsored by AECOM; Atkins; CLEAR; MWH; SEPA; Scottish Water; and WSP.  Many thanks to these organisations for your support

Chris Jefferies

Scottish Branch Chair





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Christine Murray

Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

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