Search
image credits
 

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 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.   

 

  • 21 Oct 2014

    Export this event (iCal)

    Flood Risk Management & National Habitat Creation

    17:30
    19:00

    Speakers: Richard Park & Richard Kelland (Natural Resources Wales)

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

    CIWEM Welsh branch would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on Tuesday 21st October on flood risk asset management & national habitat creation.

    Richard Kelland will talk about Flood Risk Asset Management and his presentation will introduce:

    • Background to asset management
    • Facts and figures - The range of flood risk assets we maintain, numbers, locations, funding
    • How we maintain our assets and work we carry out outside of our assets
    • Incident response and Contingency Planning.

    This will be followed by presentation from Richard Park on National Habitat Creation Programme - challenges and opportunities: delivering coastal squeeze compensation habitat in Wales

    This is a presentation focusing on the significance of the NHCP to progressing FORMs capital works and highlighting some of the restraints and challenges to achieving an easy outcome for coastal squeeze compensation in Wales. For example: identifying suitable land that is available which also offer the right conditions for habitat creation, funding of expensive schemes during a period of austerity; achieving value for money and establishing accountability (and cost recovery) for coastal squeeze with third parties.

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

    Directions to room: S1.32

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Western,Welsh
  • 13 Nov 2014

    Export this event (iCal)

    Swansea Lagoon Presentation

    17:30
    19:30

    Speakers: Ton Fijen, the Head of Engineering at Swansea Tidal Lagoon

    Change venue: Zienkiewicz Lecture Theatre (formerly the Civil and Computational Lecture Theatre) in the Talbot Building. Capacity is 110

    CIWEM Welsh branch (supported by ICE) would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on Thursday 13th November on Swansea Tidal Lagoon.

    Ton Fijen, Technical Director, Tidal Lagoon Power will be talking about this major project.

    The talk will cover both the environmental and engineering aspects of the project:

    • The reasons for and benefits of the project
    • The environmental impacts of the project, particularly during the operational phase.
    • The methods used to assess future impacts and the results of simulations.
    • Construction methods and construction challenges.
    • How the lagoon will be operated.

    Cost for the event is FREE and is open to non members. Light refreshments will be available from 5.30pm.  To book a place (as space is limited to 110) please contact: Tracey Dunford, welsh@ciwem.org

     

    Please NOTE: Due to high demand, the Swansea Lagoon Presentation evening is now FULL. We do have a reserve list, therefore if you are currently confirmed as attending, please let CIWEM Welsh branch know if you are unable to attend nearer the time. This will allow us to reallocate your space. Thanks

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Welsh
  • 26 Nov 2014

    Export this event (iCal)

    Geothermal Heat Pumps

    17:30
    19:00

    Speakers: Dave Tucker, WDS Green Energy and Gareth Farr, British Geological Survey

    Venue: Faculty Lecture Theatre, Trevithick Building, Cardiff University

    CIWEM Welsh branch (supported by Geological Society) would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on Mine Water as an Energy Source for Heat Pumps.

    Synopsis:

    Abandoned mine workings within the South Wales Coalfield are often flooded with groundwater  that has the potential to be a major energy source for heat pumps.  Baseline monitoring of a network of mine water discharges from abandoned mines has been undertaken by the British Geological Survey proving temperatures up to 19˚C at the point of discharge at the surface. Calculations by Cardiff University has shown there is some 65MW's of heat that could be exploited to meet demands from homes, offices, schools etc across South Wales.

    To demonstrate the use of this valuable energy source WDS Green Energy Ltd have constructed a combined domestic and commercial heat pump project at Crynant near Neath utilising water in the underlying old workings of nearby Cefn Coed Colliery. This project is the first of its kind in the UK and has been undertaken with technical support from theSeren ProjectTeam at Cardiff University, the Coal Authority and NRW, and as heat pumps are one of the renewable energy systems approved by the UK Government under their carbon saving programme, the client is eligible for Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments for 20 years.

    The talk will cover the design of heat pumps in general and how the Crynant project was conceived and developed and the benefits being accrued therefrom both environmentally and financially.

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

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Western,Welsh
  • 03 Dec 2014

    Export this event (iCal)

    Environmental Engineering Micro-presentation evening

    17:15
    20:00

    Speakers: Cardiff University PhD students and research assistants

    Venue: Faculty Lecture Theatre, 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 3rd December 2014.

    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 Univeristy'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.

    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, welsh@ciwem.org

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: South Western,Welsh
  • 04 Mar 2015

    Export this event (iCal)

    The Benefits of Catchment Management to Drinking Water Quality

    17:30
    19:15

    Speakers: Andy Davey (WRc), Anthony Gravell (Natural Resources Wales) and Julia Haslet (DCWW)

    Venue: Faculty Lecture Theatre (T2.09), Trevithick, Cardiff University

    CIWEM Welsh Branch would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on Wednesday 4th March 2015 on the Benefits of Catchment Management to Drinking Water Quality.

    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.  For further details please contact: Tracey Dunford at welsh@ciwem.org

    Tags: Welsh,South Western
  • 15 Apr 2015

    Export this event (iCal)

    Algae – historical problems, emerging patterns and novel intervention strategies for their management

    17:30
    19:00

    Speakers: Fiona Webber, WRc

    Venue: Room T2.09, Trevithick Building, Cardiff University

    CIWEM Welsh branch would like to invite you to attend an evening presentation on "Algae - historical problems, emerging patterns and novel intervention strategies for their management".

    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
  • 20 May 2015

    Export this event (iCal)

    Marine Presentation

    17:30
    19:30

    Speakers: Dr Robert Keirle, WrC

    Venue: Cardiff Univeristy, 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?

    Refreshments will be served from 5.30 pm.  The presentation will start at 6pm and will be followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

    Please contact Tracey Dunford at welsh@ciwem.org for further information.  Note this presentation will be followed by the Welsh branch AGM

    Event Flyers and Documents

    Tags: Welsh

Join us on our facebook group:    CIWEM Welsh branch

Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

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

Banner Photographs by: