CIWEM West Midlands New Members' Group
The West Midlands New Members' Group (NMG) runs a programme of
initiatives specifically addressing the needs of early career
professionals working in the water and environmental management
For those keen to get involved in CIWEM yet lacking experience
in the industry, the NMG is an ideal entrance point/ access route.
Membership of the group and active involvement on the committee
provide opportunities to build up networks, gain an insight into
the industry and the operations of CIWEM. It allows individuals to
build their knowledge, experience, competence and confidence in a
welcoming environment. Members can learn from and support each
other, whilst enjoying themselves and earning valuable CPD.
Established since 2008, we take pride in our innovative thinking
and implementation of ideas. For example, our use of online tools
for event bookings and gathering feedback. Previous events have
included a tour of the Fradley Junction canal system, a workshop on
Coastal Processes, and our ever popular pub quiz!
We welcome the input and participation of our audience. From
ideas for events to assistance organising events.
Should you have any queries or require any further information
please contact the NMG on: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 29th Annual Dr Jenkins memorial competition was
recently held on 13th February 2014. This competition is run
annually as a joint venture between East and West Midlands CIWEM
New Members Groups.
Six authors were shortlisted by a panel of judges to present a
paper on new research or engineering practices that they had worked
on in the water or environmental sector.
The finalists were:
Daniel Bourne Brent integrated modelling study
Maela Davey Catchment Planning - future proofing our
Claire Palmer Flood forecasting summary sheets
Tim Robinson Treatment of leachate from landfill
Muhammad Usman Analysis of minor losses in piped systems
Zaikiyya Adam Predicting the residence time distribution of
After reading the finalists' technical papers and seeing the
presentations, the judges awarded first prize to Tim Robinson, with
Claire Palmer coming second and Daniel Bourne in third place.
Tim was awarded the prestigious Dr Jenkins Trophy and an iPad,
while Claire and Daniel received cheques.
The photos below show Tim being presented the Dr Jenkins Trophy
by CIWEM past President Ken Shapland and the finalists with
Alastair Moseley (one of the judges and CIWEM past President) and