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 enable CIWEM to
deliver technical and policy outputs to a consistently high
The network acts as a focal point, bringing together people who
are working in the area or for whom climate change is a key issue.
The network includes contacts from across the public and private
sectors and across the globe.
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 on climate change issues and to
pass on your views. Membership of the network is open to members
and non members.
The CCN is a virtual global network, operating mainly by email,
but there is a Steering Group who meet 2 times a
year to help direct the work of the Network 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. Alastair Chisholm manages
the network and steering group.
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.