CIWEM’s Policy Team works with an extensive range of Special Interest Groups, Technical Panels and Networks to utilise the strong technical expertise of our members to ensure that the Institution is able to deliver high quality, timely outputs on a wide range of environmental issues.

We proactively inform policy development and change via our Policy Position Statements and more detailed technical and policy reports, bringing impartiality and evidence together for environmental benefit.

These are available on the following policy and technical subject areas:

We also make constructive responses to public consultations and parliamentary committee inquiries, providing professional input into the decision-making process.


 Brexit and the Environment


We have produced a briefing to keep Members up to date with the latest developments and implications for the environment


Brexit and the Environment Briefing





General Election 2017


We are calling on political parties to prioritise action on the environment in their General Election manifestos.

Download: Manifesto priorities General Election 2017



We have analysed the parties’ manifestos for commitments on the environment. These can be read in our quick summary guide: Manifesto pledges on the environment


Our Parliamentary Engagement

Parliamentary Committees and All Party Parliamentary Groups play a key role in drafting, revising and evaluating government policy; therefore CIWEM’s active involvement with these groups helps us to ensure that an integrated approach to environmental, social and cultural issues is maintained throughout Government policy. Increasing the Institution’s profile among parliamentarians, departments, committees, think tanks and groups help us to achieve this.
Actively engaging with parliamentarians is vital to the ability of CIWEM to influence decision makers and promote policy and regulation which is effective in driving sustainability.

If you’d like to get involved in any of our policy and technical work there are many opportunities to join a community related to your area of expertise.

For further information please contact Alastair Chisholm, Director of Policy: Alastair.chisholm@ciwem.org