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

CPD event in Flood Risk Assessment, Modelling and Engineering

06 March 2019, University of Chester

This free event at the University of Chester explores key themes within the field of flood risk management and engineering with a mixture of seminar and interactive practical sessions.

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2019 Municipal UV Conference

07 March 2019, The Midland Hotel, Manchester , UK

The UK’s leading Municipal UV forum will bring industry Operators, Suppliers and Consultants together for an insightful day of knowledge exchange on all aspects of Ultraviolet disinfection. Industry experts will present recent case studies, provide and update on the UV Roadmap and potential for LED’s, discuss how to deal with emergencies and address resilience ahead of AMP 7. This event is relevant to all Directors, Senior Managers, Water Quality Managers, Asset Managers, Consultant Engineers and Contractors working within the Municipal water sector.

This event is free to attend. Food and refreshments will be provided. If you would like to book a space, please contact

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envecon 2019

15 March 2019, The Royal Society, SW1Y 5AG

The UK's Network for Environmental Economists (UKNEE) is proud to host envecon2019. Now in its 17th year, envecon brings together environmental economists and interested parties from academia, consultancy and the public and private sector. It is a multi-sector conference providing a unique opportunity to share research methods and results, and practical experience in applying environmental economics in the UK and elsewhere.

We are delighted to announce a discount for CIWEM members, please use the code 'ENV19CWM' for £30.00 off the standard delegate rate.

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Waterwise Annual Conference: Pathway to ambitious water efficiency – getting to 100 litres a day and lower

19-20 March 2019, Coin Street Community Builders, 108 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH

The Waterwise Annual Conference has been the major national water efficiency event in the UK since 2007. 2018 has been a key year for transforming our approach to water efficiency and customer engagement right across the UK – as set out in the UK Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan for England – and the Conference will be a great place to highlight the work that has been undertaken, as well as aim even higher together on where we go next.

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Introduction to the Water Test Network

24 April 2019 , James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH

James Hutton Limited is hosting an event to promote participation in the Water Test Network (WTN), an Interreg North West Europe ERDF project, which aims to support and encourage SMEs developing new technologies and solutions for the water industry with vouchers to assist with the cost of testing and validation, allowing a quicker route to market.

Attendees will enjoy a series of short presentations to find out more about WTN and the voucher application process, as well James Hutton Limited and the analytical testing services they can provide. Speakers will include representatives from James Hutton Limited, Scottish Water and Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service.

As an analytical laboratory, offering a range of accredited testing services, James Hutton Limited already provides a number of techniques to businesses in the water sector, and others. As a partner in WTN, a significant investment has been made in new instrumentation which enables an increased variety of techniques to fulfil the analytical requirements of clients. Laboratory tours will also form part of the programme with a showcase of the new instrumentation and discussion around the range of available techniques.Introduction to the Water Test Network

To register, please visit here or email

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Flood & Coast Conference & Exhibition

18-20 June 2019, Telford International Centre, Shropshire, UK

Flood and Coast is a unique event that advances the debate about flood and coastal erosion risk, resilience and response between government bodies and local authorities with business, major infrastructure and asset managers, as well as affected communities.

Convened by the Environment Agency, the event brings together the specialists in the supply chain that deliver technology and solutions to control the increasing risk of flood and rising sea levels around our coasts to spread best practice, discuss new ways of working and to deliver excellence in FCERM.

A three-day programme of workshops, presentations and panel sessions will feature over 150 speakers, addressing the key themes of shared ownership and action, building resilience and future challenges and innovation.

The exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to meet with providers of flood and coastal risk management solutions and services.

To ensure the event meets the needs of the full FCERM supply chain, we have again appointed an advisory committee – a group of industry leaders representing the wide range of FCERM stakeholder groups and headed up by Mark Garratt, Deputy Director Business Implementation & Skills at the Environment Agency.

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CWA Annual Conference: Wastewater management and beyond ….

16 - 17 July 2019, The Hilton Birmingham Metropole, UK

The 15th Constructed Wetland Association annual conference will be held alongside the European Waste Water Management Conference in Birmingham on the 16th and 17th July.

This year’s theme will be the multiple benefits of constructed wetlands.

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European Wastewater Management Conference

16 - 17 July 2019, The Hilton Birmingham Metropole, UK

The European Waste Water Management Conference is the UK’s leading technical event covering the management and treatment of wastewater.

With particular emphasis on operational experiences and practical solutions; this event provides a forum for practitioners, managers and researchers to meet and discuss the needs of the European water industry.

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17th International Computing & Control for the Water Industry Conference

01 - 04 September 2019, University of Exeter, UK

Since the beginnings of this conference series in the early 1990s, the pace of change in this field has been enormous. The water sector is now in a full-scale phase of digitalisation. The proliferation of sensors of various types, smart meters, large-scale and widespread data acquisition, increasingly sophisticated modelling tools, information and communication technologies, Internet of Things, and the roll-out of 5G wireless networks will have profound implications for the management of water systems over the coming years.

This is the 17th in a series of conferences organised by the universities of Brunel, De Montfort, Exeter, Imperial College, and Sheffield. Initially a biennial series held in the UK, the series has in recent years been held annually in Italy, the Netherlands and Canada. We are proud to be able to host the next International Computing & Control for the Water Industry Conference at the University of Exeter on 1st-4th September 2019.

The aim of this CCWI conference is to bring together practitioners and researchers to discuss the emerging 'WATER 4.0' agenda - water systems modelling, data and control.

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8th IWA-Aspire Conference and Exhibition

31 October - 02 November 2019, Hong Kong

On behalf of the International Water Association Regional Committee of Hong Kong, China (IWA-HK), we cordially invite you to join us in the IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition 2019 to be held in Hong Kong from 31st October to 2nd November 2019. The main theme of the Conference is “Smart Solutions for Water Resilience” and we will explore and deliberate on state-of-the-art solutions including green and water resilient infrastructure for addressing the challenges posed by climate change.

Important Dates:

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 1 March 2019
Notification of Acceptance: April 2019
Deadline for Full Paper Submission: June 2019

Further details here.

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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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