About The Margetts Bursary

The Margetts Bursary in Urban Drainage Engineering has been set up by CIWEM and RPS Environmental Management Ltd (RPS) to continue Jamie Margetts' work, by supporting young professionals (early career graduates, or final year undergraduates) to improve their capabilities in the field of urban drainage.

The bursary is of a value of £3,000 with the purpose:

  • To provide financial support for a young professional to obtain a postgraduate qualification which can support a career in the field of urban drainage.
  • To provide financial support to allow a young professional to carry out a period of research-based study that would significantly contribute to their career development in the field of urban drainage.


In your application, consider what research, project, equipment, studies etc you would use your bursary for and how this would tie in with the vision that Jamie Margetts had for sustainable management of water and the environment, which he strived to deliver daily through his role at RPS and his leadership of CIWEM’s Urban Drainage Group.

Please return the completed Application Form with an up-to-date version of your CV, which outlines your previous academic studies and/or current professional activities, and the Equal Opportunities Form to awards@ciwem.org with ‘The Margetts Bursary’’ in the Subject line.

Download the Application Package:

Application Form Equal Opportunities Form

Entries close on October 23rd

Previous Winners 

2019 Eleanor Maxfield

2019 Eleanor Maxfield

In 2019, CIWEM and RPS have awarded the Margetts Bursary to Eleanor Maxfield to support her MSc in Flood and Coastal Engineering at Brunel University. This MSc course has been developed by the Environment Agency with HR Wallingford to address the increasing demand for innovative professionals within the sector and targets the most current science, policy and techniques.

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