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.

Application

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.


2021 entries coming soon

Previous Winners 

2020 Jake Senior

2020 Jake Senior

The Margetts Bursary 2020 winner Jake Senior impressed judges from CIWEM and RPS with a project which aims to develop a more robust approach for the modelling of natural flood management (NFM) measures, including leaky dams. NFM is gaining in popularity as a part of integrated flood and catchment management and so it is vital that we are able to assess the effectiveness of these techniques. As a result of winning The Margetts Bursary award, Jake will receive financial support for his studies and mentoring by experts from within the RPS.

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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