6:00pm - 7:00pm




Free to attend

Hosted by the CIWEM UDG new members' group

Event description

The first of a series of early career discussions hosted by the CIWEM Urban Drainage Group new members’ group.

Each webinar will show case different career profiles, with speakers providing some case studies of projects they have undertaken, as well as telling us about their career defining moments and why they decided to follow the career path they are on.

Our speaker for this session will be Dr Karen Murrell, who is a principal consultant at WRc and leads the environmental modelling business.

Part of the CIWEM Urban Drainage Early Careers digital series

Register for 26 April 2021

About the speaker

Dr Karen Murrell

Dr Karen Murell is a Principal Consultant at WRc responsible for leading the Environmental Modelling business.

Dr Karen has a career spanning 30 years, with significant involvement in key water industry guidance including the Urban Pollution Management (UPM) Procedure with responsibility for drafting the river modelling guidance, as well as other guidance.

Dr Karen directed the recent development to incorporate the supply and resource representation within SIMPOL ICM which now has the functionality to represent the whole of the human water cycle. This is of key importance as the industry moves to consider whole systems analysis as it begins to see the importance of understanding the complex interactions within our catchments.

For many years’ Dr Karen has provided training in the use of water quality models for urban and rural pollution management including over 100 Environment Agency staff in the use of industry standard SIMCAT software.

Dr Karen has undertaken marine dispersion model auditing for NIEA during the past 15 years where her expertise has given assurance to the NIEA that schemes have been investigated using the appropriate tools and data.

Dr Karen’s is the key contact for catchment modelling at WRc and directs, or act as specialist project adviser, for all modelling projects delivered by the Company. She is also responsible for bid preparation and providing the technical expert input to client sales meetings where WRc maybe pitching for a piece of work or discussing a concept for further research or development..

Booking and joining information

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

This webinar will be hosted on the Zoom platform and will be recorded. Please note that registrations will close 24 hours before the event starts. If you have not registered before that time, unfortunately we cannot add you to the event. You will receive an email with joining instructions after you have successfully registered for the webinar and the registration has been approved by our team. If you have any questions about your booking or would like to cancel your attendance, please contact barbara.woods@ciwem.org.

Please make sure you add this event to your calendar, all you need to do is copy the body text of the joining instruction email, go to your Calendar, create a new calendar appointment, set the start and end date and time, paste the text and click the "Save & Close" button.

If you have any queries about this talk, please contact Hanna Kugachandran at Hanna.kugachandran@mottmac.com or Gina Xeni at Gina.xeni@wsp.com.

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