Scottish Area Committee

Welcome to the Scottish Area of the Institute of Water!

The Scottish Area committee represents members across the whole of Scotland, from our remote highland and island communities through our busy central belt and down to the Scottish Borders. We believe the purpose of our committee is to make the Institute of water “alive” for our members. To this end we pride ourselves on being a vibrant and visible committee who strive to help all members make the most of their membership. As a testament to this commitment we were named Area Committee of the Year in 2018 and are working hard to be in contention for this award in the coming year.

Our key yearly events include:

  • President’s Dinner & Innovation Awards (April/May)
  • Our much loved fishing trip (August)
  • Autumn Seminar (October/November)

In addition, to ensure we reach as many members as possible we hold web based “Lunch Byte” sessions throughout the year and a range of other events, from social evenings to technical site visits and everything in between. For more detail on our upcoming events, see our events page.

We always welcome any queries or feedback you may have – contact us at

Presidential Handover 2020 

The challenging times of late mean that we haven’t been able to welcome you at our usual events, and one of our most loved events of the year, our President’s Dinner, had to be cancelled. However, we want to let you know that the Scottish Area Committee are still here for you and we would like to share a short video message from our Past President, Mark Wilson, and current President, Kes Juskowiak (please see below).


Upcoming Scottish Area Events: 

We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and the related Government guidelines. In light of an increase in confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the UK we have taken the difficult decision to postpone several of our IWater regional events.

Our main priority is the safety and health of our members, delegates, speakers and IWater team who are at the front line in providing essential water services and as a result we cannot justify putting anyone at risk.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

To keep up to date and view a list of upcoming events (and past events) in your Area, follow this link then filter by Area.

Working from home? You can view all our past webinars via our Institute of Water Channel featured on GoTo Webinar. Simply sign-up HERE and you can have instant access to over 30 recordings!

Committee Members

  • Michelle Calder

    Position: Area Secretary

    Company: Scottish Water

    Email: Michelle.Calder@SCOTTISHWATER.CO.UK

  • Kes Juskowiak

    Position: President

    Company: Scottish Water

  • Mark Wilson

    Position: Past President

    Company: Veolia UK Ltd

  • Scott McCrae

    Position: Vice President

    Company: McCrae Training

  • Rob Bradley

    Position: Chair

    Company: Independent

  • James Sommerville

    Position: Vice Chair & Area Forum Rep

    Company: Ross-shire Engineering

  • Scott Kerr

    Position: Treasurer

    Company: Utilitec Services

  • Kirstin Watt

    Position: Publicity Co-ordinator

    Company: Scottish Water

  • Rachael Picken

    Position: Events & Membership Co-ordinator

    Company: Scottish Water

  • Rebecca Skuce

    Position: Young Persons Network Rep

    Company: Scottish Water Horizons

  • Anna Figueras Carril

    Position: Rising Star 2020

    Company: Scottish Water

  • Kathy Auld

    Position: Committee Member

    Company: Scottish Water

  • Alex Combes

    Position: Committee Member

    Company: Scottish Water

  • Vivienne Dell

    Position: Committee Member

    Company: Scottish Water

  • Kelly Egan

    Position: Committee Member

    Company: Ross-shire Engineering

  • David Laurie

    Position: Committee Member

    Company: Veolia

  • Mark McEwen

    Position: Committee Member

    Company: Scottish Water

  • Lisa McKenzie

    Position: Committee Member

    Company: Veolia

  • Kerry Relf

    Position: Committee Member

    Company: Scottish Water