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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 Welsh@ciwem.org.  

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:  http://www.cc-events-wales.org.uk/

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

The new programme of events for 2015/2016 (Sept 2015 onwards) are listed below.  We also have a selection of events organised in partnership with other organisations available on our supported events page.   

 

  • 07 Oct 2015

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    Prosecuting Environmental Crime

    17:30
    19:00

    Speaker: Mohammed Yakub (Natural Resources Wales)

    Venue: Faculty Lecture Theatre , Trevithick Building, Cardiff University

    CIWEM Welsh branch would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on "Prosecuting Environmental Crime'.

    Synopsis: There will always be individuals and businesses who cannot resist the temptation to commit environmental offences.  The underlining motive for this mischief is to make and/or save money at the expense of harming the environment and/or undercutting those who comply with the law. 

    The Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is a statutory body set up to ensure that the environment and natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, sustainably enhanced and sustainably used, now and in the future.  Therefore, the NRW will use number of enforcement tools including prosecution to enforce its statutory powers.

    This session will look at how the NRW prosecute those who are unable to resist the temptation to commit environmental offences.

     

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

    

    Tags: South Western,Welsh
  • 14 Oct 2015

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    Natural Flood Management

    17:30
    19:00

    Speaker: Dr Alex Nicholson and Dr Candice Constantine (Arup)

    Venue: Faculty Lecture Theatre, Trevithick Building, Cardiff University

    CIWEM Welsh branch (joint sponsored by ICE Cymru) would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on "Natural Flood Management".

    More details to be confirmed.

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

    

    Tags: South Western,Welsh
  • 18 Nov 2015

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    Understanding demand and why everything’s connected

    17:30
    19:00

    Speaker:  Rob Lawson (Artesia Consulting)

    Venue: Faculty Lecture Theatre, Trevithick Building, Cardiff University

    CIWEM Welsh branch would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on "Understanding demand and why everything's connected'.

    The demand placed on water supplies by customers is one side of the supply-demand balance that water companies must resolve when planning their long-term strategies.  Yet our understanding of household water use remains relatively limited, based mainly on small samples of customers whose consumption is monitored and on water use surveys.  We will need to improve this understanding to resolve the new challenges of 'resilience', and make use of emerging approaches to risk-based water resources planning. But this is a challenge because household water use results from a complex interaction between technology (i.e. water using devices, such as toilets showers and taps), human behaviour, and factors such as weather, socio-demographics and household occupancy rates.

    This presentation will describe the challenge of understanding demand, and highlight the academic research that is pointing the way forward to potential solutions, through the use of much more detailed consumption data (e.g. from smart meters) and the consideration of the practices that drive household water use.  The presentation will also describe how a more holistic analysis of the data available from distribution networks, billing records and leakage analysis could provide some of the answers.

    Rob Lawson is a Director at Artesia Consulting.  He has 22 years' experience in the water industry and environmental consultancy.  He has spent most of this time trying to answer the question he first came up with as an eleven year-old, standing in a small stream in Shropshire: "where's this water coming from and where is it going?"

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

    

    Tags: South Western,Welsh
  • 20 Jan 2016

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    Rainscape

    17:30
    19:00

    Speaker: Michelle Russ (Dwr Cymru Welsh Water)

    Venue: Faculty Lecture Theatre, Trevithick Building, Cardiff Un

    CIWEM Welsh branch (supported by IoW) would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on "Rainscape".

    More details to be confirmed: 

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

    

    Tags: Welsh

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  • 30 Mar 2016

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    Global Water Security

    17:30
    19:00

    Speaker: Professor Roger Falconer (Cardiff University)

    Venue: Faculty Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University, Trevithick Building

    CIWEM Welsh branch (supported by the Royal Geographical Society) would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on "Global Water Security".

    Synopsis:

    This talk will introduce some of the genral challenges of global water security (in the context of the supply of sufficient water of good quality) and highlight the likely global impact of climate change, increasing pollution and droughts, as outlined in recent studies.

    See the attached abstract for more details.

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

     

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    Tags: South Western,Welsh
  • 13 Apr 2016

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    Cardiff Harbour Authority

    17:00
    19:00

    Speaker: Cardiff Harbour Authority

    Venue: Cardiff Bay

    More details to be confirmed

     

    Cost for the event is FREE and is open to non members.  Please contact: Tracey Dunford welsh@ciwem.org 

    

    Tags: 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