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Society for the Environment renews Institute of Water’s licence

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The Institute of Water has once again been licensed by the Society for the Environment (SocEnv) to grant environmental professional registrations.

Following a recent licensing review, the Registration Authority at SocEnv unanimously agreed to renew the licence for the Institute of Water to assess and award the professional qualifications of Chartered Environmentalist and Registered Environmental Technician for a further five years.

Professor Ian Barker, Managing Director of Water Policy International and Vice President Environment for the Institute of Water said:

“I’m delighted that the Institute of Water has had its licence renewed after a very positive and thorough review by SocEnv.

“The water environment in the UK faces huge challenges from the impact of pollution, excessive abstraction of water, and changes to water availability from climate change.  Investment and action by water companies, industry and farmers will need to be increased to protect and improve fragile ecosystems.  But it’s not just a matter of throwing money at the problems; in order to make progress we need well trained, thoughtful professionals able to identify and deliver the most cost-effective and sustainable solutions to benefit people and the environment they value.  Professional registration through the Institute of Water demonstrates to employers and customers that staff are competent and committed, and I urge all those working in the UK water sector to apply.”

The Society for the Environment licenses professional bodies to assess and award individuals’ professional recognition as a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech).  Individuals wishing to join the Society’s registers are assessed by a Licensed Body against the standards of competence required to be recognised as a registered environmental professional.

A Society for the Environment Licence is granted for five years and is subject to periodic reviews to ensure continued compliance with the Society’s requirements.

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