CIWEM appoints new president

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) has appointed Mike Summersgill as the 27th President of the Institution.

The CIWEM Fellow and Trustee replaces former president, Paul Hillman, who was appointed in October last year.

Summersgill is a Chartered Civil/Soils Engineer and a Chartered Environmentalist with almost 40 years of experience in the planning, design and construction of civil engineering and property development projects.

Summersgill’s term will focus on inspiring the next generation of water and environmental engineers.

During a Presidential Forum on environmental education following his induction, Summersgill said: “Now, building upon the work of CIWEM’s Environmental Education Network, it is my goal to engage young CIWEM members to ‘take the message back’ to their schools and talk to teenagers about the scope and experience of environmental career paths.”

“The choices of environmental courses post-school are much wider now than in previous years, but teenagers still need to have studied the right subjects to be heading down the right career path,” he added.

Leigh Stringer

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