Governance

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.

Details of our annual reports can be found here.

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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Presidential theme - Water is Life

David Wickens was inducted as the 32nd President of CIWEM at the end of September 2018.

The Induction held at an event in Birmingham organised by the West Midland Branch where he is a member. For many years David worked for Severn Trent Water in a wide range of roles at a number of locations, but ultimately as the Head of Quality and Environment for the company. In fact many of his former colleagues from Severn Trent where also there, including Roger Key, a former CIWEM council member, who recruited David to the Company.

In his speech, David noted that although SDG6 is the specific Sustainable Development Goal for water, there are at least another nine SDG’s where water has a significant role to play. This significance was reinforced by the 2016 UN World Water Development Report detailing that 78% of the global workforce have jobs with a moderate or high dependency on water.

The fact that water is so intimately linked to our lives and livelihood is the basis for David’s Presidential Theme, which is ‘Water for Life’. Through this theme, as David meets up with members in many different locations, he wants to acknowledge that individual contribution of our members in the field of water and environment makes a valuable contribution to the life and livelihoods of many people around the world.

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