Rivers and Coastal Group

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Our vision and aims

To support CIWEM to be the lead professional body covering the sustainable management of the rivers and coastal environment.

The CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Group (RCG) provides a forum for professionals to influence policies, share knowledge and improve our management of the physical, environmental and social elements of rivers and the coast.

The group activities include:

  • Promoting and sharing knowledge affecting the profession
  • Developing and supporting the continuing professional development of our members through a range of events
  • Highlighting issues and providing comment and input on policy
  • Providing expertise and input to the CIWEM Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Specialist Panel

Follow our current discussions and updates by following @ciwemrcg or joining our group on LinkedIn.

To join, click ‘My CIWEM’ and log in. Then click ‘Special Interest Groups’ then tick ‘Rivers & Coastal’. You’ll now be a member and receive updates via email.

Rivers and Coastal Group Study Weekend

The Rivers and Coastal Group Study Weekend brings together young river and coastal professionals, both current and aspiring CIWEM members, for a mix of lectures, workshops, site visits and social activities. A list of historic events can be found here.

Jack Lewin Award

CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Group are delighted to announce that we will be presenting our annual Jack Lewin Prize at the conference. The winner will receive the Jack Lewin Trophy and a complimentary place at the conference.

Nominations are now open! We are looking for an individual or team who has made a significant contribution to the fluvial rivers or coastal industry. Please send the name of your nomination(s) and a brief description of why you are nominating them to events@ciwem.org by COP 09 September 2019.

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