Combatting the climate and ecological crisis must be established firmly at the heart of policymaking, so we’ve published our recommendations for the next government.Read more
A CIWEM policy report exploring current delivery against the government's 25 Year Environment Plan, shared barriers and recommendations for better supporting bodies and improving delivery.Read more
We work through a range of special interest groups and networks to harness the strong technical expertise of our members, ensuring that we deliver high quality, timely research, reports, advice and guidance on a wide range of environmental issues.
We proactively inform policy development and change via our policy position statements and more detailed technical and policy reports, bringing impartiality and evidence together for environmental benefit. Browse the topic links below to view our policy work in these areas.
We also make constructive responses to public consultations and parliamentary committee inquiries, providing professional input into the decision-making process.View consultation and inquiry responses
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RT @sdunajko: We are seeking application for the @CIWEM Professional Standards Committee - help shape the future of the water and environme…
#systemsthinking is about the bigger picture and patterns of interaction. 💧 It requires extensive #collaboration and balancing priorities to develop #sustainable solutions that proactively protect customers from risks. -Dr. Martin Padley @unitedutilities @CIWEM @UEL_News https://t.co/mvfLwbnIIJ
Responding to a #water emergency requires contextual and humanitarian competence as well as excellent technical knowledge. @RedRUK have produced an Urban Competency Framework for effective humanitarian urban response https://t.co/HWXciWMtmO @CIWEM @UEL_News #CIWEMevents
Steve Kippin from Ambipar Response Ltd says #water emergencies can happen so professionals need to be prepared. He sees training exercises as essential for identifying weak points in responses and learning from them to improve preparedness for real life events. #CIWEMevents https://t.co/zV7dAPriwd
Parliamentary Committees and All Party Parliamentary Groups play a key role in scrutinising, evaluating and influencing government policy. Our active involvement with these groups helps us to ensure that an integrated approach to environmental, social and cultural issues is maintained throughout Government policy. Increasing CIWEM’s profile among parliamentarians, departments, committees, think tanks and groups help us to achieve this. Actively engaging with parliamentarians is vital to the ability of CIWEM to influence decision makers and promote policy and regulation which is effective in driving sustainability.
If you’d like to get involved in any of our policy and technical work there are many opportunities to join a community related to your area of expertise.
For further information please contact Alastair Chisholm, Director of Policy: Alastair.email@example.com
The most important thing we can do is listen to the experts... We do not use CIWEM enough; its 10,000 real experts are at the beck and call of the Government, the Opposition, companies and local authorities.
Rt Hon Richard Benyon MP