No matter what stage you are at in your water sector career, we have a membership level to suit. If you are still unsure which membership level is right for you, we have a handy tool called the Questions and Answers Wizard to help you decide. You’ll find this within our Online Application Form pages.
Student Membership £30 per annum
This membership level is open to anyone with an interest in the UK water sector who is pursuing a relevant vocational or academic qualification.
To apply please complete the Online Application Form and upload evidence of your studies, outlining the course you are taking and how long this will last.
Associate Membership £100 per annum
This membership level is open to anyone with an interest in the UK water sector.
To apply simply complete the Online Application Form.
Technician Membership £50 per annum
This membership level is awarded to members who have attained or are pursuing Engineering, Environmental or Science Technician.
To apply, simply complete the Online Application Form and upload proof of your technician qualification or intent to pursue a technician qualification.
Corporate Membership £115 per annum
This membership level is awarded on the basis of competence and commitment demonstrated through length of service in the UK water sector. There are no academic qualifications required.
A Corporate Member of the Institute of Water is a team player who is competent in their area of work, reliable, informed, motivated and committed to the water industry and its customers. Applicants are expected to have acquired these attributes through a combination of knowledge and experience.
You are only eligible for this level of membership if you have served in the water sector in any capacity for five years or more.
Successful applicants will be eligible to use the post nominals MIWater.
For existing Institute of Water members
If you are already a member of the Institute of Water and wish to upgrade to Corporate Member, we will only need you to send a copy of your CV and a completed and signed Corporate Referee Form. Please email these with your request to upgrade to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are joining the Institute of Water
If you are not currently a member of the Institute of Water and want to join as a Corporate Member, we will need you to:
- Complete the Corporate Member Referee Form, which must include a signature from a referee who can testify your eligibility.
- Complete the Online Application Form. You will be able to upload your completed and signed Corporate Member Referee Form.
All Corporate Members are expected to be committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and must adhere to our Code of Conduct.
If you already hold Corporate or ‘Full’ Membership with another professional body then you may be exempt from this process. Please complete the Online Application Form and upload your proof of Corporate/Full Membership with another professional body.
Fellow Membership £130 per annum
This membership level is awarded to members for dedicated service to the Institute or to prominent people in the water sector.
Successful applicants will be eligible to use the post nominals FIWater.
There are two routes to apply to become a fellow of the Institute of Water:
- Transfer (if you have been a Corporate Member for five years or more); or
- Direct Entry
If would like to become a Fellow Members, please refer to our Fellow Application Guidance. To apply, simply complete the Online Application Form and upload the requested documents outlined in the guidance.
Applications will be assessed by our Membership and Standards Committee which meets four times a year. Fellow Membership is also available through nomination by Area Committees or Board members.
This membership level is reserved for members who have given exceptional service to the Institute of Water and/or the water sector. Honorary Membership is only available through nomination.
Retired Life Membership
This membership level benefits from a one-off fee, which equals to 10 x the annual Retired Member rate, and payable on retirement. Once paid, there are no further annual membership renewals to make.
If you think you qualify for this rate, please contact the Institute of Water Head Office on 0191 422 0088 or email email@example.com
In addition to individual Members, we welcome applications from organisations working in and around the water sector. The benefits of being a Company Affiliate with the Institute of Water include:
- Use of Institute of Water logo on your company’s website and stationery
- Discounted rates and first option for exhibition stands at Institute of Water events
- Discounted rates for advertising in our quarterly Magazine
- Listed as a Company Affiliate with your logo on the Institute of Water website
- A company profile/welcome in our quarterly Magazine
- Discounted rates to advertise jobs on the Institute of Water website
- Vinyl stickers for company vehicles to highlight your association with the Institute of Water
We have three levels and prices for Company Affiliates which are determined by the number of employees within your company.
- Small (1 to 50 employees ) £350
- Medium (51 to 500) £500
- Large ( 500+) £800
To apply to be a Company Affiliate of the Institute of Water complete our Online Application Form.
Please note: Company Affiliate is not open to water companies
Paying for your membership by Direct Debit
To pay for your membership by Direct Debit, simply complete the Direct Debit Mandate Form and send to:
Institute of Water
4 Carlton Court