Member (MCIWEM)

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Becoming a member (MCIWEM)

Membership (MCIWEM) is a non-chartered grade of membership for professionals who are working at an operational level and pursuing a career path in the water and environmental sector.

It provides formal recognition of your achievements and allows you to engage with people and experiences that will continue your development and widen your network. We provide invaluable specialist structure and support to help ensure your professional growth is not neglected due to the pressures of your day to day work.

Who can join?

MCIWEM is perfect for those who are a recent entrant into the industry and still developing competence – you may have more experience than a graduate, but less than that needed for chartership.

Do you have each of the following?

Then you're ready to start your application.

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Why become a member (MCIWEM)?

Professional recognition

Enhance your career prospects through professional recognition of your qualifications with the post nominals MCIWEM.

Learning and development

CPD training and events through our branch and technical networks which provide professionally-recognised training, and helps you develop both knowledge and experiences.

Public outreach

Engage with our activities in policy, and awards to inspire future generations and inform the global public.

Local networking

Local points of contact and events for you to get involved in, wherever you are in the world.

Broadening opportunities

Participate in our Committees and Boards and gain opportunity to shape the strategic direction of the Institution.


Always be kept up to date with the latest best-practice through our member's magazine, The Environment, policy documents and technical journals.

Application requirements

To apply for Member, MCIWEM, you will need to

  • Complete an online application form
  • Submit a copy of your most up-to-date CV
  • Submit copies of relevant certificates signed by your sponsors
  • Have two sponsors who are members of CIWEM (MCIWEM) or chartered members of other professional bodies who can review and sign-off your application. You will need to submit a signed letter from each of your sponsors alongside your application confirming they have done this. Please find further guidance on requirements for sponsor letters here.
  • Complete a 500-word report which details the skills and knowledge you have gained during your water and/or environmental career or a summary of your NEBOSH Diploma assignment.

Your report must be written in the first person and demonstrate your responsibility in water and/or environmental management. You should identify projects/pieces of work for which you have had responsibility and describe your roles and responsibilities in these. The report should describe an understanding of the environmental drivers and issues surrounding your work and your role in promoting good environmental practice.

You can also download some additional guidance here

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How to get started

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How much does membership (MCIWEM) cost?

Application fee for member of £155. (£100 if your organisation is a CIWEM Corporate Member)

Existing CIWEM members will not be required to pay this application fee, but will be billed a transfer fee of £55.

The annual subscription is £208.

Need advice?

We’re with you every step of your application and throughout your membership, get detailed advice on your membership application from completing your professional report through to uploading sponsorship letters. Just call +44(0)207 8313110 or email and someone will be delighted to help.

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