The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management is governed by it’s Trustees Board. They are responsible for the overall control and delivery of the strategic aims and priorities of the Institution.

The Trustee Board consists of up to 15 Trustees (including a Presidential team of three Trustees) who volunteer their time and expertise. They meet regularly during the year to consider, determine and review the Institution’s strategies and policies. The role and function of the Trustee Board are laid out in the Institution’s Royal Charter and Bye-laws.

The Professional Ethics and Code of Conduct lays down the rules of professional conduct that all professional members need to abide by. This can be downloaded here.

Any complaint received by the Institution alleging that a member has broken Bye-Law 29 on Professional Conduct as set out in its Charter, shall be directed to the Chief Executive of the Institution. The Chief Executive (CEO), or another Director of the Institution, will make a preliminary assessment of the material that has been received. This will cover any potential conflict of interest with the CEO or other Director and will determine if there is a sufficient case to be passed to the Investigating Committee. This assessment will be made within 10 working days.

As a Registered Charity (No. 1043409), we are accountable to the Charity Commission in England and Wales, who have approved our charitable objects and monitor our performance against them.

We are governed by legislation in the Trustee Act 2000 and the Charities Act 2006. We are also a company limited by guarantee (No. 3166701) and registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Register (No. SCo38212).

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Our Board Members

The 2023 / 2024 Presidential theme is "connecting a community inclusive and accessible for all" - Bushra Hussain

"Our global water and environmental challenges need input from multi-disciplinary professionals and diverse communities across the world. We have members in over 89 countries, so our outreach is far and wide.

There is wisdom to be found from all cultures in every corner of the globe and this years’ theme focuses on embracing our differences, acknowledging our many similarities whilst we work together to seek solutions to some of the biggest challenges we have faced as a human race."

Learn more about the Presidential Theme here.

Become a member

Whether you are studying, actively looking to progress your career, or already extensively experienced, our membership will add value and recognition to your achievements. We can actively help you progress throughout your career.

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Our Communities

We provide a forum for professional debate and the opportunity for members to meet and socialise through a strong network of local branches and groups. You can drive knowledge and best practice by getting involved with our special interest groups.

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