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Water engineering professionals to benefit from stronger links with IoW 

Date
27 June 2019

The Institute of Water will become an associated institution of ICE.

Water engineering professionals to benefit from stronger links with IoW 

Water engineering professionals will be able to share more knowledge and best practices after ICE signed an agreement of cooperation with the Institute of Water (IoW).

“I’m delighted that ICE and IoW have agreed to work more closely by signing this agreement of cooperation,” said Sean Harris, Director of Membership at ICE.

By bringing together water professionals from both our respective organisations, we can share knowledge and best practices across a range of issues that matter to society.

Benefits for ICE members

Under the agreement, the IoW will be an ‘associated institution’ of ICE. As part of this association, IoW offers corporate membership to ICE corporate members, Fellows and Technicians who aren’t currently members of IWater3.

ICE members will also have full access to facilities and services available to IoW members, and allows them to use the post-nominals MIWater.

In addition, ICE and IoW will collaborate in ICE Communities of Practice and part of Project Groups.

ICE will work with IoW and its members to identify issues of importance to the sector and society, and then, using the Project Group model, produce content which will be shared through ICE and IoW channels.

“Millions of people across the developing world still do not have access to clean water and sanitation, and climate change will have a dramatic effect on how countries, including the UK, must manage their water supply,” said Harris.

“Those working in the water industry are at the forefront of developing solutions to problems such as these, and we will work with IoW to ensure that we promote best practice and policy in water management.”

'Much in common'

The IoW said that the two institutions already have “much in common”.

Three of its current board members are chartered civil engineers, and ICE’s current President, Andrew Wyllie is a non-executive director on the Board of Yorkshire Water and was previously a non-executive director of Scottish Water.

“This agreement gives our members access to one of the world's most respected professional engineering institutions – a wealth of knowledge and expertise beyond the UK water sector – and creates opportunities to work together to identify and address issues of importance to the sector and society,” the IoW said in a statement.

The IoW said that the two institutions already have “much in common”.

Three of its current board members are chartered civil engineers, and ICE’s current President, Andrew Wyllie is a non-executive director on the Board of Yorkshire Water and was previously a non-executive director of Scottish Water.

“This agreement gives our members access to one of the world's most respected professional engineering institutions – a wealth of knowledge and expertise beyond the UK water sector – and creates opportunities to work together to identify and address issues of importance to the sector and society,” the IoW said in a statement.

  • Anh Nguyen, content strategy manager at ICE