CIWEM has a Climate Change Network with a steering group of 12
people which help to drive the work of the group and a virtual
participation that includes CIWEM members and non-members
worldwide who have an interest in or are working in the area.
Role and Function
The function of the CIWEM Global Climate Change Network (CCN) is
to provide expert views for the Institution and to be a sounding
board for current and new initiatives. The CCN will enable CIWEM to
deliver technical and policy outputs to a consistently high
The network will act as a focal point, bringing together people
who are working in the area or for whom climate change is a key
issue. The network will include contacts from across government,
consultancies, companies etc and across the globe. It will
also be important to have a 'climate change champion' within each
CIWEM panel, group and branch, with the aim of pulling together
expertise from these different sources.
The CCN will be a virtual global network, operating mainly by
email, but there will be a Steering Group of a maximum of 15 people
who can meet 2 - 3 times a year and help direct the work of the
Group as a whole.
The group is chaired by Geoff Darch of Atkins. He is a Chartered
Scientist and a leading expert in climate change adaptation.
Geoff is Team Leader of Climate Change and Environmental Futures at
Atkins and is also the deputy Chair of the European Water
Association's Climate Change Working Group. Justin Taberham, Director of
Policy, and Paul
Horton,Director of Membership & International Development,
are responsible for the network and it is managed by Alastair Chisholm, Policy
Manager at CIWEM.
If you have climate change as an element of your post or are
interested in climate change issues, please email Alastair to join
the network. Membership of the network is not a commitment - it is
a good way to keep in touch with CIWEM's work (there will be
regular email updates) on climate change issues and to pass on your
Terms of Reference
The Global Climate Change Network aims to:
• Be a focal point for professionals engaged in issues
relating to climate change
• Engage, inform and assist the UN, EWA, EFAEP, governments
and other bodies on climate change
• Advocate best practice globally
• Contribute to the range of CIWEM activities
• Raise its profile as an established network at conferences
• Assist in the production of a range of policy outputs
For more information on CIWEM's climate change activities please
visit the climate change policy page.