Communities

We provide a forum for professional debate and the opportunity for members to meet, socialise and gain industry-recognised CPD through our strong network of international and regional Branches and our Special Interest Groups, Networks and Panels. You automatically become a member of your local Branch when you become a member of CIWEM and can engage in any of their events including meetings, conferences, seminars, workshops and socials. You also have the opportunity to become a member of either of the special interest Groups.

Groups, Networks and Panels are extremely valuable to the Institution, as they are the technical cornerstone to our outputs. Networks are communities of practitioners and others interested in the subject focus, and are managed by the CIWEM secretariat. Membership is open to all who wish to join. Each Network has an associated expert Specialist Panel at its heart. Specialist Panels provide technical support for our policy and technical work and event development.

We welcome your contributions! For more information on each Group or Network (including how to join an associated Specialist Panel) please click on an icon below.

Our Branches

Our Branch network provides a valuable resource throughout your career, championing the work of our members and supporting our members to Chartership. You can join a Branch local to you through your MyCIWEM account and keep up to date with their activities, events and opportunities to get involved.

East Anglian

The East Anglian Branch covers a geographical region that ranges from the North Norfolk coast to Hertfordshire in the south. This region includes rural areas with very low rainfall and low flow rivers, an important wetlands national park, a number of nitrate protection zones, a coastline with significant erosion problems and a number of important sewage treatment works that have recently been upgraded to state-of-the-art standards. The urban areas of the region are fast growing and the next few years will see some of the largest developments of brownfield sites in the UK. The economy of the region is dominated by intensive agriculture, food and drink processing and manufacture, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors but includes aerospace, automobile manufacture, printing, packaging and paper, environmental services and waste management. The region is traversed by a number of heavily used motorways and includes two important airports.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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Central Southern

The Central Southern Branch committee organises a wide range of lively meetings throughout our area on key water and environmental subjects including the use of the latest technology and ideas. Site visits provide unique opportunities for us to see modern construction techniques and state-of-the-art plant in use.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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East Midlands

The East Midlands Branch sustains the excellence of people professionally engaged in water and environmental management now and for future generations. The aims and objectives of the Branch are aligned with CIWEM’s Royal Charter, they are to: attract and grow the CIWEM membership base in the East Midlands and provide the necessary level of support, education and training to professionals and members of the community to obtain the appropriate level of CIWEM membership; provide a forum for members to continually develop as professionals, improve skills, establish and maintain appropriate professional standards, and network with others in the environmental sector; and promote the value of CIWEM throughout the East Midlands region.

Our Mission is to continuously strive to achieve our vision, we will: organise a diverse programme of events, training and development initiatives; spanning different subject matter, types of event and the whole East Midlands region; provide a forum for professionals to network, disseminate information and meet other professionals within the sector; be welcoming and attractive to existing and potential members, seeking to create an active, diverse, engaged and inclusive membership across the region; actively develop new members in industry, higher education and the wider community by providing a support and mentoring network to develop their careers and skills; encourage and develop links with industry and the community to promote the activities of the branch and the benefits of involvement with CIWEM; build networks and links with other regional branches, CIWEM Special Interest Groups and other institutions locally to continually improve our events, networking opportunities and branch activities, and to increase our reach and other institutions awareness of CIWEM; effectively communicate with the membership and community, and provide information across a variety of communication streams; award the ‘Dr Jenkins Prize’, alongside the West Midlands Branch, to new members, individuals or groups considered to have made an outstanding contribution in the field of water and environmental management; maintain a diverse committee membership with professionals from a range of environmental sectors and employers; create a financially sustainable platform to achieve this vision based around links to industry and sponsorship, and providing value for money to members; and review our aims and objectives annually and continually improve the activities provided by the branch to the East Midlands Membership.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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Metropolitan 

The Metropolitan Branch covers a geographical region that ranges across the city of London and surrounding areas. This region includes urban areas with low rainfall, high levels of emissions, noise pollution and light pollution. The Branch organises a variety of topical seminars and site visits across London.

We aim to support and facilitate your career progression and Continued Professional Development through our events aiding your progression to Chartership and beyond.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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North Western and North Wales

Welcome and croeso to the web area for the CIWEM North Western & North Wales Branch!

We’re a friendly committee who are all dedicated to educating, networking and providing events across the region. In addition, we also aim to support and facilitate as best we can career progression through routes to membership and Chartership.

The Branch plan to run a series of events throughout the year, offering an extensive programme of meetings, seminars, technical workshops, site visits and social gatherings, which provide members and guests with the opportunity to meet, exchange, share and improve knowledge and to socialise. Our activities cover topical subjects along with drop in sessions for career appraisal and to discuss potential or actual professional applications.

The committee elects new members at the AGM but if you are interested in joining the committee do contact us and we’ll do our best to chat to you about potential opportunities but in the mean-time do just grab one of us at one of the events we run throughout the year.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Branch deliver an annual programme of topical events and seminars around local environmental and water issues and innovation to raise technical excellence and allow for local members to share insight and expertise in a networking environment.

We aim to support and facilitate your career progression and Continued Professional Development through our events aiding your progression to Chartership and beyond.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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Republic of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland Branch deliver an annual programme of topical events and seminars around local environmental and water issues and innovation to raise technical excellence and allow for local members to share insight and expertise in a networking environment.

We aim to support and facilitate your career progression and Continued Professional Development through our events aiding your progression to Chartership and beyond.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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Scottish

The Scottish Branch organises a wide range of lively meetings on key water and environmental subjects including the use of the latest technology and ideas. Site visits provide unique opportunities for us to see modern environmental management techniques and state-of-the-art plant in use.

We cover the whole of Scotland and, since different political, regulatory and public authority arrangements from other branches and regions apply, we have a central role in shaping environmental developments in Scotland.

We provide a forum for professionals to network, disseminate information and meet other professionals within the sector. We actively help develop new members in industry, higher education and the wider community by providing a support and mentoring network to develop their careers and skills.

Thanks to sponsorship from regional employers, there is no charge for the evening technical meetings. Most technical visits are free of charge for Members although we charge for two workshops in most years. We normally arrange one major symposium every two years, a range of smaller workshops on topical issues, a poster competition, and a social event in the spring. Our Annual Dinner is normally held around April or May.

We maintain good relationships with other professional bodies in Scotland and welcome all to our meetings. We also reach out to Scottish universities and raise awareness of CIWEM with students and graduates.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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New Zealand

The New Zealand Country Network are a relatively new steering group, comprising of individuals who are committed to assisting current and prospective CIWEM members with their professional development and contributing to keeping New Zealand proudly clean and green.

We aim to support and facilitate your career progression and Continued Professional Development through our events aiding your progression to Chartership and beyond.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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Singapore

The Singapore Network is a newly established country network, comprising individuals who are committing to assisting fellow and prospective CIWEM members with their professional development and contributing to making Singapore more environmentally friendly.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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South Eastern

The CIWEM South Eastern Branch organises and hosts around 10 evening talks and events a year covering across Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex. Our events cover a range of topics relevant to CIWEM members including joint events with the ICE and GeolSoc.

Our events are typically free to attend and open to anyone. We particularly encourage new and prospective members to attend our regular events and host two ‘routes to membership’ talks each year to de-mystify the application process.

We aim to support and facilitate your career progression and Continued Professional Development through our events aiding your progression to Chartership and beyond.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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South Western

The South Western Branch deliver an annual programme of topical events and seminars around local environmental and water issues and innovation to raise technical excellence and allow for local members to share insight and expertise in a networking environment. We aim to hold events that are representative of the broad spectrum of interests of our members. We cover a large geographical area and make every effort to space out the events to capture as many of our members as possible.

We aim to support and facilitate your career progression and Continued Professional Development through our events aiding your progression to Chartership and beyond.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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Tyne and Humber

The Tyne and Humber Branch deliver an annual programme of topical events and seminars around local environmental and water issues and innovation to raise technical excellence and allow for local members to share insight and expertise in a networking environment.

We aim to support and facilitate your career progression and Continued Professional Development through our events aiding your progression to Chartership and beyond.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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Welsh Branch

Croeso! Welcome!

At CIWEM Welsh Branch we promote the development and networking of people professionally engaged in water and environmental management now and for future generations, aligned to CIWEMs values.Croeso! Welcome!

We promote the development and networking of people professionally engaged in water and environmental management now and for future generations, aligned to CIWEM's values.

We have an excellent programme of evening lectures planned for this year, covering a range of topics. Most evening meetings start at five-thirty with some light refreshments and then a presentation, followed by questions and discussion. We provide a forum for professionals to network, disseminate information and meet other professionals within the sector. We actively help develop new members in industry, higher education and the wider community by providing a support and mentoring network.

Our New Members Group works to increase the profile of CIWEM and help individuals working toward Chartered status, contact welshnmg@ciwem.org to get involved! Our Welsh Urban Drainage Group is a sister organisation to the CIWEM UDG and we work promote best practice in the field of urban drainage here under the devolved administration.

We will continue to team up with other professional institutions in Wales to allow us to continue providing a combined calendar of events. This is available online http://www.cc-events-wales.org.uk/. We also reach out to Welsh universities and raise awareness of CIWEM with students and graduates.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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West Midlands

The main function of the West Midlands Branch is to organise a programme of events at a local level on subjects relevant to its branch members.

Most meetings start at 5.30pm with tea and coffee, followed by a presentation that normally begins at 6pm. There is time for questions at the end, and we usually finish by 7pm. Thanks to sponsorship from local employers, there is generally no charge for these evening meetings.

We normally arrange at least one conference each year, and also a social event in the summer. Full details of each meeting are sent to branch members about two to three weeks before. Guests are always welcome – they will find a membership stand at the event where committee members will be happy to provide information on how to join.

We aim to support and facilitate your career progression and Continued Professional Development through our events aiding your progression to Chartership and beyond.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Branch deliver an annual programme of topical events and seminars around local environmental and water issues and innovation to raise technical excellence and allow for local members to share insight and expertise in a networking environment.

We aim to support and facilitate your career progression and Continued Professional Development through our events aiding your progression to Chartership and beyond.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the branch and advice on how to get involved. We hope to see you at a branch event soon.

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