Goodbye from this year's Welsh branch chair
2012-13 has been another busy year for CIWEM Welsh Branch. We
have put on a number of interesting and well attending evening
technical lectures. Jim Poole's talk "Sustainable Development,
Climate Change and Ecosystems Services - how do they fit together?"
was the winner of this years 'otter award' for best evening
Morlais Owens who donated the otter to Welsh Branch on his
retirement form Welsh Water unfortunately passed away earlier this
year and the Branch pass our condolences to his family.
We partnered with ICE to deliver a very successful conference
"Learning to Live with Flooding". John Griffiths joined us on his
last day as Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development to
deliver the key note speak.
We held a very successful Welsh Branch Annual Dinner,
appropriately on St. David's day. The event was well attended by
members and corporate sponsors. I was joined on the top table by
Paul Hillman current President, Peter Matthews a past President and
Nick Reeves CIWEM's chief executive. The raffle on the night raised
£500 for water aid. The Salvation Army's homeless shelter on Bute
Street also benefited as we donated overbooked food to them.
I would like to thank the Welsh Branch committee and new members
group committee who have given me a lot of support this year in
fulfilling my duties as chair and making sure the Branch and our
events run smoothly.
I would also like to thank the other institutions in Wales that
we have run joint events with including ICE and the Geological
Thank you for a great year and see you soon
Claire Scannell MCIWEM CWEM, CSci, CEnv.
CIWEM Welsh Branch Chair