CIWEM's Water Resources panel is one of the six Technical Panels
that have been formed to ensure that the Institution is able to
fulfil all aspects of its Royal Charter.
The Panel comprises a range of experts in the water resources
field, drawn from government, regulators, water companies,
consultants, research organisations and others.
Terms of Reference
The panel's terms of reference define water resources as
"the study and control of the availability and quality of raw water
with particular reference to the sustainable assessment,
development and operation of the wider environment and issues such
as supply/demand balance" and it is within these parameters that
the Panel operates.
The Water Resources Panel contributes to the work of CIWEM in a
number of key ways:
- By assisting with the development of responses to consultation
by government and other bodies
- By developing and updating Policy Position Statements on issues
relevant to the field of water resources
- By developing programmes and assisting in finding speakers for
conferences and symposia
- By providing technical assistance when called upon in providing
advice to members of the Institution and to the public
- By developing new publications and providing material and
articles for CIWEM's magazine and Journal
Several Panel members represent the Institution on forums and at
events. The Panel as a whole numbers approximately 20 and meets
three times per year at CIWEM's offices in London. Members
communicate regularly via e-mail between meetings.
The panel assisted in the 2010 report Regulation
for a Sustainable Water Industry
CIWEM believes a wide-reaching review of the governance of the
water industry is needed now to ensure that our use of water is
sustainable in the long term and particularly in respect of
environmental limits. Notwithstanding the successes achieved in the
delivery of water and sewerage services in the last two decades,
the structure, regulation and management of the water sector needs
to be considered afresh if the challenges of the future, from
population growth, climate change and environmental management are
to be met. This report outlines CIWEM's vision for a sustainable
water industry and includes features that we hope will be
considered in any future regulatory reviews.
We are fortunate to have an active and knowledgeable panel
membership with a wide range of expertise, however we are always
happy to receive expressions of interest. If you are interested in
this or any other panel and would be happy to devote some time to
the work of the Institution in a voluntary capacity, please
forward your CV to Alastair
Chisholm, Policy Manager.