Networks are extremely valuable to the Institution, as they are
the technical cornerstone to CIWEM outputs such as conferences,
consultation responses, policy statements and requests for advice
from members and other contacts.
There are a number of benefits to network members, including
relationship building within the sector, the sharing of
information, involvement in valuable conferences, technical issues
and policy outputs, high level networking and the satisfaction of
supporting their relevant professional body.
Networks are made up of Steering Groups and a wider
network of interested individuals. Steering Groups will
normally meet two to three times a year, although much of the work
is done outside meetings, largely by email contact. The wider
network remains 'virtual' and will have the opportunity to
feed into CIWEM outputs, with the Steering Group responsible for
establishing an effective communication channel between the groups.
Members are required to act impartially on behalf of CIWEM, and
independently of employer or other interests.
More information about each network can be found on each