Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Water & Environment 2011 CIWEM'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Water & Environment 2011

Olympia Conference Centre | London | 6th-7th April 2011
Organised by Bob Earll, CMS

Sponsored by:
Halcrow logo - h180          Hydro Logo Stormwater h170
MWH - 190x55 YSI+Hydrodata logo h187

Exhibitors to date:
Polypipe Logo 100x20 Maltby 120 x 35 MottMac h120

Media Partners:
Environment Analyst logo 100x30 LowCarbonEconomy h120  Earthscan 125x21

Big Society - Future Environment

The current trend toward austerity, whilst at the same time delivering front line services, is a major global challenge. Funding for projects will be more restricted, demanding novel and innovative solutions. We are facing a new financial reality which will focus our efforts towards achieving our aims for sustainability and environmental gains with decreasing funding.
The UK coalition government has launched a "Big Society" programme intended to "take power away from politicians and give it to the people". (Full details on the programme can be found in the page documents side tab). The programme includes giving communities more power, transferring power from central to local government - 'localism', using 'third sector' resources to deliver government programmes and giving wider public access to government data. This programme will create opportunities and challenges for the environment sector and society as a whole.
In April 2011, CIWEM will hold a two-day Annual Conference that will address multidisciplinary issues across all areas of the global water and environment sector and will also focus on the issue of the "Big Society" and the implications for the environment sector.
The aim of the conference is to challenge and inspire the water and environmental community by sharing knowledge and best practice, which is at the heart of meeting key global challenges. There will be a mix of keynote speakers, offered papers, exhibitions and networking opportunities that will make this the key event for water and environment professionals.
We aim to provide the optimal public benefit by making outputs from the conference freely available on the CIWEM website after the event
Call for Presentations
The call for presentations is now closed and the Programme Committee is currently scoring the abstracts submitted.
A draft programme will be available in November 2010.
New! Keynote speakers confirmed
  • Richard Benyon MP, Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries
  • Tony Juniper, campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser, environmentalist and former Executive Director of Friends of the Earth
  • Dr Mike Clarke, Chief Executive of RSPB
  • John Edmonds, Aldersgate Group Lead on Environmental Skills, Non-Executive Director of Carbon Trust, Former General Secretary of the GMB Trade Union and Chair of the Inland Waterways Advisory Council (IWAC)
  • The Rt. Reverend Dr James Jones, Bishop of Liverpool

There are two main 'packages' for the Annual Conference - Full Sponsor and exhibitor packages
For the full list of benefits see the sponsorship terms in the page documents panel.
Previous sponsors have found the event valuable:
'The staff were helpful, the numbers attending and interest our stall generated also positive. I felt it was a useful conference for us to be involved, certainly as a sponsor.'
'We appreciated a very good stand position and the inclusion of the company logo on delegate notes, slides etc.'
'First time exhibiting and very worthwhile'
For more information contact Lauren Goozee
Previous Event
Water & Environment 2010: CIWEM's Annual Conference
This took place on 28th- 29th April 2010 at the Olympia Conference Centre, London.
See the Conference Outputs page for the presentations and delegate notes.

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