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Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110   Fax: 020 7405 4967


CIWEM is an international organisation with a membership base stretching over more than 90 countries. We input into the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, support training initiatives for professionals across the world, develop agreements with learned societies in other countries and look to further global environmental knowledge exchange. CIWEM also helps to shapes European policy by representing the European Water Association on steering groups under the Water Framework Directive.

The institution's future aims include strengthening the links between members in each country; further internationalising existing panels, groups and networks; developing more strategic partnerships across the world; supporting the growth of professionals in the sector and campaigning on key global water,  sanitation, climate and environmental issues.

CIWEM's international activities include:


  • Connecting members globally via country groups and an email network of over 15,000 environmental professionals
  • Influencing EU legislation on flooding, sludge, climate change, water scarcity and droughts, through participation in strategic coordination groups;
  • Membership of and active participation in, the European Water Association (EWA) and the European Federation of Associations of Environmental Professionals (EFAEP)
  • Responding to consultations from international governments, most notably Hong Kong
  • Agreeing Reciprocal Recognition Agreements (RRAs) most recently with Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
  • Developing partnerships with organisations in Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, USA,  and bodies such as International Water Association; Shanghai Society for Environmental Sciences; Water Environment Federation;
  • Responding to climate change policy developments via the CIWEM Climate Change Network and the Water & Climate Coalition, of which CIWEM is member;
  • Participating in international conferences including  World Water Week in Stockholm; IFAT in Germany, Pollutec in France, WEFTEC in the USA;
  • Contributing to international reports on issues such as Global Water Security;
  • Supporting and working with WaterAid, RedR and other developmental organisations;
  • Partnering with other Professional Organisations;
  • Working with UK Government Departments, agencies and the Science & Innovation Network;
  • Being the national organiser of Tomorrow's Water: CIWEM's Youth Water Prize;

International Director's Blog

CIWEM's Director of International Development, Paul Horton shares his views on WEFTEC during his trip to the USA. Read...


CIWEM's International Event

In February 2012 CIWEM, in association with EWA and ASTEE, will hold a two day event in Lille looking at Water Management Issues in Europe. More information on the event webpage


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Chartered Institution of Water and
Environmental Management (CIWEM)

106-109 Saffron Hill, London, EC1N 8QS  
Tel: 020 7831 3110   Fax: 020 7405 4967