Steve Thompsett, Mont Blanc


3:00pm - 5:00pm




Free to attend


Wicked solutions for the water environment: Joining the dots

CIWEM invites you to join our 2022 virtual Presidential induction event. This year we welcome Steve Thompsett as CIWEM’s 36th President, and Emily Shipton as CIWEM’s Junior President.

Contemporary challenges of climate change and nature decline are advancing rapidly (CIWEM declared a climate and nature emergency in 2019) and impacting many aspects of modern life. But the approaches and institutional frameworks that exist to manage these are rooted in siloed thinking and regulation precisely when we need something altogether more systemic in focus.

As we witness flooding, drought, heatwaves, wildfires, storms, pollution and species loss of unprecedented scale and pace, we need to rethink the way we manage and regulate water and the wider environment across society and the economy. Incoming President Steve Thompsett will chair a panel discussion, reaching across CIWEM’s branches, groups and panels to pose questions including:

This event also serves as an opportunity to thank the 2021/22 President Professor Nicholas Howden and Junior President Matthew Jack for the stellar work they have done and all that that they have achieved within their Presidential term. Nicholas and Matthew will also be presenting the 2022 CIWEM President's award and Junior President's award.



Join Steve, Emily and our panel of experts and leaders in a discussion on the presidential theme followed by a Zoom webinar event for your chance to meet and discuss around these ideas.

Steve Thompsett

2022/23 CIWEM President

Emily Shipton

2022/23 CIWEM Junior President

Nicholas Howden

2021/22 CIWEM President

Matthew Jack

2021/22 CIWEM Junior President

Alastair Chisholm

Director of Policy at CIWEM

Francesca Brahmbhatt

Company Secretary at CIWEM


The event is open to both member and non-members of CIWEM. Please register using the form below or by accessing the event registration page.

15:00 - 15:10 | Nicholas goodbye speech and awards President Award

15:10 - 15:20 | Matthew goodbye speech and awards Junior President Award

15:20 - 15:40 | Steve and Emily intro to their Presidential Term

15:40 - 16:25 | Guest Panel discussion and questions from the audience

16:25 | Q&A Session

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