Industry Events

CIWEM supports a wide range of industry events that are of interest and benefit to our Members. If you would like your event to be considered please email

European Biosolids & Organic Resources Conference & Exhibition

19-20 November, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.

The conference remains the leading technical event in Europe highlighting operational efficiencies, best practice, regulatory change, research and new technology in the fields of bioresources and biowastes.

Working with our independent steering committee, we are delighted to share the 2019 event programme.

Keynote Speakers

  • Alexander Madden, Chief Executive, Agrivert – Future of bioresource management in the UK
  • Christian Kabbe, Managing Director, EasyMining Germany – Nutrient recycling in Germany: current and future approaches
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Geological Society Environment Network Inaugural Networking Event

22 November 2019, Burlington House, London

The Environment Network of the Geological Society is pleased to announce their inaugural discussion and networking event. Communication is key to engaging stakeholders about challenges ranging from diminishing resources, the production of hazardous wastes, contaminated land, marine and atmospheric pollution, climate change, and the effects of emerging pollutants. The afternoon will explore the role that scientists need to play as communicators and the role the Environment Network can play in facilitating communication between scientists.

The event will feature a keynote address on "Geoscientists as environmental communicators: arbitrators, advocates or activists" by Professor Iain Stewart, University of Plymouth and will conclude with a networking reception.

Geoscientists with an interest in any area of the environmental sciences are encouraged to attend.

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Better water management through the planning system

25 November 2019, Leeds.

This event will mark the launch of the new guidance: 'Delivering better water management through the planning system'; engaging guidance on how the planning system can enable integrated water management.


Planning for water provides opportunities to design our towns and cities to be greener, wealthier, healthier, more attractive, more biodiverse and more resilient to climate change.

Without better water management development can lead to water shortages, flooding and environmental damage. CIRIA’s new guidance supports planning for water through the delivery of integrated water management (IWM): a concept that brings together a range of interventions to make the most of opportunities to improve people’s lives, whilst also avoiding and mitigating the risks from too little or too much water, as well as risks related to water pollution.

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Flood Risk Management: Resilience and Adaptation

05 December 2019, Kensington High Street, Wrights Lane, London

Returning for the second year, this one-day conference will look at the regulatory and policy backdrop enabling better flood risk management, and provide practical strategies to manage the impact of flooding on infrastructure and housing development.

Fully researched and written in discussion with Lead Local Flood Authorities and environmental and flood risk consultants, the programme will provide a mix of presentations, including case studies and new approaches; Q&A discussion; and networking opportunities to enable you to get the most out of your day. You will leave with the information you need to better manage the likely risks from changing weather patterns and achieve a more proactive and integrated approach to flood resilience at a local level.

10% discount on our conference for CIWEM members using the code CIWEM10.

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Sustainable Innovation Forum: 10 Years of Uniting the Public & Private Sector to Accelerate Climate Action

09-10 December 2019, Santiago.

As an official affiliate event of COP 25, the 10th annual Sustainable Innovation Forum 2019 will build on the success of the last 9 years to deliver the most engaging, informative and wide-reaching Forum yet – on the sidelines of COP 25.

With COP 25 being hailed by the UNFCCC as ‘Paris 2.0’, the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2019 presents a crucial opportunity to drive forward the Paris Agreement framework by bringing together 600 delegates engaged with fast-tracking the global green economy.

The forum will open with an innovation day providing thought leadership, deep-dive discussions, capacity building and networking on five key themes: Circular Economy, Energy Transition, Sustainable Mobility, Climate Finance, and the brand new Natural Capital.

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Early Career Women in Water Conference 2020

17 March 2020, Cranfield campus, Bedford

The conference will take place at Cranfield University on 17th March 2020 and will bring together young professionals and researchers in the water science and engineering sectors to debate key issues to advance our knowledge and innovation, the role of women to achieve it, and the main challenges and ways forward for successful careers of women in water.

The programme includes keynote speeches by Lila Thompson, CEO of British Water, and Elise Cartmell, Chief Scientist at Scottish Water, two plenary sessions for presentations and a poster session to highlight leading work, and a conclusive discussion panel to debate gender issues in the water sector.

This, along with networking breaks and stands showcasing the work of water-related societies, will provide up-to-date understanding of the human, scientific and technological basis for future developments in the water sector. The conference is aligned with Cranfield Water Science Institute’s Annual Lorch Lecture which will be given by an influential woman in water right after.

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CIWEM is happy to support external events in the water and environment sector, providing the event objectives align with those of CIWEM and there is evident benefit for our members. Please note we're unable to support events financially, but are happy to partner on events where relevant. To list an event email for consideration.

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