5:00pm - 7:35pm


Jacobs offices, 5 First Street, Manchester, M15 4GU United Kingdom


Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM North Western & North Wales branch

Event description

The CIWEM North Western & North Wales branch is delighted to be partnering with Jacobs for their Glyn Ellis Prize Early Professionals paper competition 2023.

This competition challenges early career professionals in our region to submit a paper on a subject related to water or the environment, finalists will present their work to a our judging panel.

We are pleased to announce that John Curtin, Executive Director of Local Operations at the Environment Agency will be our keynote speaker at the evening, as well as being on the judging panel. Fellow judges are our Junior President, Emily Shipton, Ammar Ahmad, Chair of the CIWEM North Western and North Wales branch, Alex Powell of Binnies and the branch Honorary Secretary and organiser of the event, Rob Van.

Prizes will be awarded at the end of the evening to the best entries.

A buffet dinner with refreshments will also be provided, though we ask attendees to notify us in advance of any special access needs or dietary requirements.

Part of CIWEM Awards & Competitions.

Itinerary for the evening

5:00 pm Refreshments and networking

5:30 pm Introduction, welcome and introduction to the finalists

5:45 pm Finalists’ presentations

7:00 pm Judges will adjourn for reviewing and scoring the presentations

7:15 pm Awards to be announced and presented

7:35 pm Close

The finalists...

A big thank you to all who applied to participate in the Glyn Ellis Prize 2023. We are delighted to announce the four finalists who will be presenting in the final are:

Dr Katrina Cullen | Graduate Catchment Planner, Environment, Planning and Innovation | United Utilities

“Preventing deterioration: Using a modelled approach to set standards for wastewater discharges”.

Molly Howell | Assistant Environmental Scientist | Atkins

“The Natural Capital Assessment of Natural Flood Management measures for Highway’s England”.

Alice Slattery | Assistant Environmental Scientist | Atkins

“Optimising large-scale continuous flow filters for passive metal mine remediation using calcium alginate biosorption”.

Maxine Thompson | Graduate Fire Engineer | Jacobs

“A review of the environmental consequences of a fire incident at a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)”.

The judges...

John Curtin | Executive Director – Local Operations | Environment Agency

Emily Shipton | Junior President | CIWEM

| Flood Modelling Team Leader - Evidence and Risk | Environment Agency

Alex Powell | Project Engineer – Flood Coastal Maritime | Binnies

Mohammad Ahmad | Chair | CIWEM North Western & North Wales branch

| Senior Project Manager – Flood Coastal Maritime | Binnies

Robert Van | Project Executive – Honorary Secretary | CIWEM North Western & North Wales branch

| Programme and Contract Management | Environment Agency

Booking and joining information

This event is open to members and non-members of CIWEM.

Please note there is limited capacity at this event. Bookings must be made through 'My CIWEM' using the above booking link and are only confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email. Should you be unable to attend the event after booking, please cancel to allow other delegates to take the place.

If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Rob Van at Rob.Van@environment-agency.gov.uk or James Collinson at James.Collinson@jacobs.com.

About the venue and getting there

The event will take place at Jacobs’ Manchester First Street Office, 5 First St, Manchester M15 4GU. Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road railway stations are all within in easy walking distance of the venue. Several Metrolink tram and train services run from these mainline stations to Deansgate-Castleford station, which is the nearest station.

Travelling to the venue

As part of CIWEM’s commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency we would encourage delegates to use the most environmentally sustainable means of transport possible.

By Train

Avanti West Coast, Cross-Country, East Midlands Railways, Northern Trains, TransPennine Express and Transport for Wales trains all go to three of the major Manchester railway stations for those coming from outside Manchester.

Manchester Oxford Road railway station is the nearest major railway station and is located at Greater, Station Approach, Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 6FU.

Manchester Piccadilly railway station is located at Piccadilly Station Approach, Greater, Manchester M60 7RA and Manchester Victoria railway station is situated in Victoria Station Approach, Manchester M3 1WY.

Trams run from all three railway stations, as well as some of the mainline trains, to Deansgate-Castleford Metrolink station, which is the closest station to the venue.

By Tram

Deansgate – Castlefield Metrolink station is located at Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LG. Purple and Blue line trams run from Manchester Piccadilly Metrolink station and Green, Navy and Pink Lines trams run from Manchester Metrolink Victoria station. Trams take 12 – 17 minutes to reach Deansgate-Castleford respectively.

By Bus | Coach

101 and 103 bus routes are run only a short distance from the venue.

By foot | cycle

The Jacob offices are only 8, 17 and 22 minutes’ walk respectively from Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria railway stations and 5 – 6 minutes’ walk or 2 minutes’ cycle ride from Deansgate-Castleford Metrolink station.

By car

If you are coming by car, please consider sharing the journey with others to reduce your environmental footprint.

As this is an in-person event, please remain vigilant to control the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe.

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