Archie Ruggles-Brise MCIWEM C.WEM

How long have you been a member of CIWEM?

Since 2015.

What does being a member of CIWEM mean to you?

It is a chance to learn about a range of approaches to water and environmental management, plus the chance to contribute knowledge to policy development and learning.

What advice would you give to anyone considering starting out on the application process?

Find a mentor!

How do you think your membership/professional registration will support you in your career?

It helps prove expertise and provides support to claims of credibility.

Please describe your job role and day to day activities that your job entails?

Land management, woodland management, property management, a natural flood management project involving beavers, water quality and quality monitoring through research partnerships and volunteers surveyors. Eco-tourism activities and consultancy on Natural Capital.

What inspired you towards a career in this sector?

I have a long running interest in water and land management, plus the role of spatial planning in influencing change and providing opportunities for new sustainable business activities.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Securing Chartered status and introducing beavers to East Anglia for the first time since the 1600s.

What do you see as the biggest changes facing the sector over the next 10 years?

Post-Covid recovery will put pressure on both public and private budgets, markets will change to demand different types and quality of service and product provision. The UK will have to become better at recognising its place in the global supply and climate systems and ensure that it leads in globally sustainable land and water management.

Correct as of July 2020.

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