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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
Branch Events

The main function of the Welsh branch is to organise a programme of events at a local level on subjects relevant to its branch members.

Most meetings start at 5.30pm with refreshments available on first come first served basis, followed by a presentation that normally begins at 6pm. There is time for questions at the end, and we usually finish by 7pm. All meetings are usually FREE of charge (full details provided on the flyers).

Full details of each event are sent to branch members about two to three weeks before via email. Guests and non-members are always welcome and if you would like to be added to the distribution list, please contact Tracey Dunford (Secretary - events) at  

In Wales, we also advertise all our events on the online combined calendar, which also lists the events for other professional organisation within Wales. This is now available by clicking the following link:

If you have any suggestions for topics or would like to present to Welsh branch in the future, please email us at

The new programme of events for 2014/2015 (Sept 2014 onwards) are listed below.  We also have a selection of events organised in partnership with other organisations available on our supported events page.   


  • 13 May 2015

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    Micro-Engineering Evening 13th May 2015


    Speakers: Cardiff University PhD students and research assistants

    Venue: MAIN lecture theatre, opposite Trevithick Building, The Parade, Cardiff University CF24 3AA

    CIWEM Welsh branch (supported by Cardiff University) would like to invite you to attend an Micro-presentation evening on 'Environmental Engineering', Wednesday 13th May 2015.

    PhD and research assistants working on environmental, water and modelling topics will each provide a five-minute micro-presentation on their area of interest. These 'elevator pitch' style presentations will provide attendees with a broad appreciation of Cardiff University's environmental research interests.

    This event will help promote greater understanding of Cardiff University's research activities, and provide practitioners with access to cutting-edge research, which should help them in their day-to-day jobs. By developing closer working relationships between academic and industry practitioners will be able to highlight issues of emerging concern and help direct the direction of key research strands going forward.

    All the speakers are PhD students and research assistants within Cardiff University's Hydro-environmental Research Centre, the Director of which is Professor Roger Falconer.  Topics covered by the Centre are numerous and varied, and include the proposed Severn Barrage, faecal coliforms in the coastal environment and hydrodynamic modelling of estuarine and coastal waters.

    Speakers confirmed:

    Christopher Kiiza - Modelling Influence of Inflow Hydrology,  Media Configuration and Vegetation on Performance of Bio-filtration Systems Treating Urban Stormwater


    Yusri Jalil - Physical Modelling of Car Movement Under Various Flood Conditions


    Yan Liu - Large eddy simulation of flow over wall-mounted spheres


    Paul Evans - In the Wake of Natural Obstructions - Results from Field Observations


    Ken Chua - Free Surface Simulation on Flow with Large Bed Roughness


    Richard McSherry - Hydraulic resistance in turbulent rough-bed flows


    Ademola Agunbiade - Modelling Water Level Changes along River Taff and exploring the potential of Constructed Wetlands to Control Flooding


    Ellis Blackmore - Digital insights in the water industry


    Candice Constantine - Natural Flood Management: tools & techniques


    ​Chris Ellis - Greener Grangetown


    Cost for the event is FREE and is open to non members. Light refreshments will be available from 5.15pm (for a 5.45pm start).  Please contact: Tracey Dunford,


    *Please note the venue for the Micro-engineering evening on 13th May 2015 has been changed to 'MAIN LECTURE THEATRE, opposite Trevithick Building, Cardiff University*

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    Tags: South Western,Welsh
  • 20 May 2015

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    From Sewers to Sand and CIWEM Welsh Branch AGM


    Speakers: Dr Robert Keirle, WrC

    Venue: Cardiff University, Engineering Building, MAIN lecture Theatre

    CIWEM Welsh branch  would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on 'From Sewer to Sand' How sustainable is ever-increasing marine protection?.

    With the completion in 2015 of the implementation of both the Water Framework Directive (the remit of which extends to one nautical mile offshore) and the revised Bathing Water Directive, and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive requiring a programme of measures to be established by 2016 for achieving good environmental status, over the next few years the coastal and marine environment will be under greater scrutiny than ever before.

    This presentation will consider the implications for both the UK, the South West of England and Wales, with specific reference to catchment management, marine litter, bathing water quality and combined sewer overflows, and attempts to answer the question: How sustainable is ever-increasing marine protection?

    The presentation will start at 6pm, followed by the AGM.  Refreshments provided from 5.30pm.   

    Please find below link for notice, with Agenda for the meeting and nomination forms.

    One of the primary objectives of the meeting is to elect Branch Officers and New Members to the Committee.   A form is enclosed for nominations of Corporate Members to the 2015/16 Branch Committee.

    If you wish to nominate a CIWEM member to the committee, please complete and return the form to the Hon Secretary.  Please also use this form with any subjects for inclusion on the agenda.  Please send all correspondence to Tracey Dunford at


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    Tags: Welsh
  • 17 Jun 2015

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    Current and Future Strategies for the Control of Algal Blooms


    Speakers: Fiona Webber, WRc

    Venue: Main Lecture Theatre (S1.32) Cardiff University, Trevthick Building

    CIWEM Welsh branch would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on "Current and Future Strategies for the Control of Algal Blooms'.

    Synopsis: Algal blooms remain a challenge to water companies and environmental stewards.  This presentation will discuss current methods for managing algal blooms in surface waters, moving on to look at how we might use new strategies and technologies to improve the situation in the future.

    Cost for the event is FREE and is open to non members.  Light refreshments will be available from 5.30pm.  Please contact: Tracey Dunford 



    Tags: South Western,Welsh

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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