CIWEM has been granted a new Royal Charter, updating our original seal first granted in 1994. The renewal allows CIWEM to be more responsive to the environment sector and the community, particularly through the many changes to the world over the past 30 years.
The Royal Charter was granted by her Majesties’ privy council in 2021 and will be our last signed by Queen Elizabeth II. The CIWEM team were finally given the updated Charter seal in November 2022, after a delay due to the pandemic. The Royal Chartership is what enables us to grant our members Chartership and CIWEM have proudly been recognising expertise in this way for almost 30 years.
Modernising our Charter is important because it updates how CIWEM functions as a professional body. Alongside the byelaws, this document legally governs CIWEM.
CIWEM Chief Executive Terry Fuller said “Our vision is a world in which professionalism and excellence build connections to inspire widespread, impactful water and environmental solutions.” This is only possible because of our Royal Charter which gives us our unique ability. It is the foundation from which we support members throughout their careers to be the very best they can be and to enhance the enjoyment and rewards of solving the most challenging issues facing humanity and nature."
The Royal Chartership means a seal of professional excellence. This is how CIWEM maintains our incredible standards around water and the environment, and our seal is hung with pride at our venue in London.
The future is a thoughtful and sustainable world, and CIWEM is at the forefront of tomorrow’s environmental solutions.
To find out more about becoming a Chartered member please visit our Membership page