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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
Welcome to the CIWEM Tyne and Humber Branch

Branch Chairs Welcome and Update


Firstly, please may I take this opportunity to introduce myself as your new Branch Chair and also to thank you for your continuing involvement and membership of CIWEM.


Well, busy times, and a busy year! 2012 saw major changes in our profession and the legislative and economic context for our work. You'll also have gathered from our excellent publications that it has been a busy time for CIWEM too.


What with more flooding, preparations for PR14, the work of the city regions, the introduction of new Local Nature Partnerships and the roll-out of catchment pilots across much of England, we've all had our work cut out. Your Branch has been very active too in putting together an exciting programme of informative and stimulating events, tackling the critical issues, and helping provide the tools to get the job done.


Of course, all of us are also facing the challenge to deliver more with less, meeting new duties to cooperate and the need to work more effectively across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. All of which trips off the tongue far too easily, but represent major changes in the way we do business, prompting the urgent need for innovative ways of working.


There are great opportunities too for growth - including green growth - which we can and should act upon now. By making the most of the UK's track record in this area, we can help push forward the sustainable development agenda that CIWEM has been so influential in shaping over the years.


There are also great chances out there for personal development, despite the tough economic climate. Now is clearly a time to get 'stuck in', but certainly not to get stuck - and CIWEM offers the constant, invaluable opportunity to reflect on our work and to learn from each other. Now more than ever we have to make time to invest in professional development.


To me, simply speaking with members who have a lifetime of experience in our profession and of working with CPD institutions like CIWEM represents an excellent privilege and a golden opportunity. And the great thing is it is open to us all, not just the few.


It is also reassuring to know just how many of you have been very actively involved and remain committed to our institution, its aims and its objectives. As part of my new role I have had the pleasure of witnessing this commitment first-hand, and been extremely impressed with the results we can achieve together.


I trust you will find our programme of events and talks very helpful, and look forward to seeing you at a CIWEM T&H Branch meeting soon.




Tom Wild


Upcoming Events



Justin Abbott

Tel: 0113 242 8498

Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

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