Five water industry professionals have recently become Chartered Environmentalists through the Institute of Water.
The Chartered Environmentalist qualification is now the recognised standard of excellence for environmental practitioners. To be awarded the status practitioners must be able to demonstrate competence against key criteria including the ability to analyse and evaluate problems from an environmental perspective and being able to demonstrate leadership in sustainable management.
Jeanne Golay (Head of Regulatory Policy, Office of Utility Regulation in Guernsey); Jane Jackson (Education Manager, Northern Ireland Water); James Mitchell (Asset Data Cleansing Validator, Northumbrian Water); Stuart Tilley (Senior Engineer, Northumbrian Water) and Jacky Atkinson (Inspector, DWI) are the latest Institute of Water members to have successfully been registered as Chartered Environmentalists.
Jane Jackson joined Northern Ireland Water in 2007 as Environmental Education Manager. Jane had a degree in Environmental Science and was eager to show how she was putting her knowledge and skills into working practice within the Water Industry.
Speaking about the qualification Jane said:
"Chartership is recognition that I am a competent professional and a member of the respected body of Chartered Environmentalists. It gives colleagues an indication of the level of my knowledge in sustainability and environmental issues. It adds kudos to my position in a small department in a field which is mainly technical and scientific. I am delighted to have achieved this recognition."
Stuart Tilley is currently a Project Manager for Northumbrian Water's 15-year Trunk Mains Network Programme. Whilst the main drivers for this cleaning and refurbishment programme are to improve drinking water quality and service, NWL are taking the opportunity to optimise the networks in a more strategic, long-term, operationally-efficient and sustainable way. Stuart said:
"Applying to become Chartered provided an opportunity to reflect on my career to date, in terms of providing water and waste water infrastructure, and how it measured up to the aims of improving environmental conditions, social impact and sustainability. I was pleasantly surprised that these aims were already embedded in my daily working life".
Speaking about the importance of this qualification, Institute of Water Chief Executive Lynn Cooper said:
"CEnv denotes sound knowledge, proven experience and a profound commitment to sustainable best practice. It is the Chartered Environmentalists, working in many sectors of business, regulation, academia and national agencies who will take a leading role in managing environmental assets and who will play such an important part in the goal of a sustainable world. It is important that the water industry embraces this qualification, so the Institute is very proud to have registered these five members."
For advice and guidance on how to become a Chartered Environmentalist through the Institute of Water please visit the website: www.instituteofwater.org.uk today. Full advice and support is offered to members during the application and assessment process.
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Notes to editors:
The Institute of Water was founded in 1945 and is the only professional body that exclusively supports the careers of anyone working in the UK water industry.
The Institute supports the careers of people working in all professions and at all levels across the UK water industry by offering a unique and independent learning, development and networking framework.
The Society for the Environment is an independent, not for profit organisation incorporated by Royal Charter to license and award the title Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) to professional individuals through licensed bodies including the Institute of Water. Visit: http://www.socenv.org.uk/ for more information.