Institute of Water - Allen Bolton Award
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Allen Bolton Award

Established in memory of one of the founder members of the Institute this award is presented for exceptional commitment shown to the Institute.


2016 Winner

Immediate Past Chair Ian Limb presented Michael Fowle with the sixth Institute of Water Allen Bolton Award at the 2016 President’s Dinner in Birmingham. Michael joined the Institute of Water in 1989, served on the Midlands Area Committee and was Area President in 1997. He was Vice President Engineering, a Board Member for 6 years and chaired the Membership & Standards Committee during that time. He continues to represent the Institute as a Liaison Officer with the Engineering Council, a role which he has performed for 11years. He has just stepped down from the Quality Assurance Committee at the Engineering Council where he served 2 consecutive 3year appointments. Before retiring in 2002 he worked for Severn Trent for over 30  years where he held a variety of Senior Managerial positions. He continues to promote engineering registration and it’s  associated standards


Michael said:

“I am honoured to be given this Award in memory of a special man who has inspired me and others within our organisation. The Institute of Water has provided me with friendship, fun and learning for over 30 years and I am particularly pleased to have played a part in it’s development and transformation in more recent times. It is great to have this recognised, and the inscribed claret jug was most thoughtfully presented and something I will always treasure”


Previous Winners

2015 Lynn Cooper, Institute of Water

2014 Barrie Light, Bournemouth Water

2013 George Irvine, Northern Ireland Area

2012 Tim Boldero, Vice President Environment

2011 Fiona Jehu, Dwr Cymru Welsh Water


The 2017 winner will be selected by National Chair Natalie Akroyd at the end of her year in office.