Welcome from this year's Welsh branch chair
I'm very honoured
to have the opportunity to take on the role of Chair of the Welsh
Branch of CIWEM this year, and I'm looking forward very much to
meeting as many branch members as possible through the year.
I would like to
say a particular 'thank you' to Claire Scannell who has done such
an excellent job as Chair during the past 12 months. I'd also
like to thank the Welsh Branch committee for their warm welcome and
support. You can find more details of the current committee
on our CIWEM Welsh branch webpage.
We have an
excellent programme of evening lectures planned for this year,
covering a range of topics from Natural Resources Wales 6
months on, Reservoir Safety to Marine Protection. We
have also teamed up with other professional institutions in Wales
to allow us to continue providing a combined calendar of
events. This is available online by following the link:http://www.cc-events-wales.org.uk/
Note that all our events (including next year's annual CIWEM
dinner), along with flyers and synopsis of the talks, will be
advertised on the CIWEM website.
I would actively
encourage all Members to join in these events, which offer access
to some leading edge technical seminars presented by experts
in their field, as well as the opportunity to network with other
attendees. And we're always looking for new committee
members, and have a 'New Members' Group for those new to CIWEM in
Wales - these are great ways to get involved and help shape your
CIWEM of the future in Wales. If you want to get involved, or
have ideas on future events you'd like to see, please email Welsh@ciwem.org
Thank you all for
your continued support of CIWEM in Wales, and I look forward to
meeting you in the coming year.