South West Area Committee

Welcome to the South West Area of the Institute of Water!

In the South West our mission statement is to be ‘Friendly, Supportive, Inclusive, Professional and Fun’. The committee work hard to implement our plans for the year in line with this mission statement, organising events about once a month. Each year we set ourselves a specific objective – our region’s goal for 2022 is to extend our reach into the water companies in the region, and provide events for members at all stages of their careers. Our current area President, Mark Worsfold is particularly passionate about this, and we work hard in the South West area to provide an environment that allows us to support the water industry train, develop, respect, encourage and retain our younger people in the industry.

We are keen to promote the great work happening in the water industry in the South West through annual awards – including the Innovation Awards (January – March each year) and our newly launched ‘Pride in the South West’ aware (April – June each year).

Our events programme, supporting people at all stages of their careers with CPD and providing excellent network opportunities, is made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of the area by 5 sponsors for 2022, without whom we would not be able to offer such a variety of events that often free to attend.

We always welcome comments, feedback and ideas from our membership to your local / company representatives, or to our central email address We look forward to meeting you at a local or virtual event soon.

Upcoming South West Area Events: 

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.

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Committee Members

  • Kimberly Dodge

    Position: Area Secretary

    Company: Stonbury


  • Carmen Snowdon

    Position: Vice Chair & Area Forum Rep

    Company: WRc

  • Mark Worsfold

    Position: President

    Company: South West Water

  • Phill Mills

    Position: Area Chair

    Company: Policy Consulting Network Ltd

  • Julian Collingbourne

    Position: Treasurer

    Company: South West Water

  • Lucie Wright

    Position: YPN Rep

    Company: South West Water

  • Tom Arnot

    Position: Academia Rep & Social Media Rep

    Company: University of Bath

  • Chris Keech

    Position: Contractor Rep & DEI Champion

    Company: Bridge Civil Engineering Ltd

  • Nicola Richter

    Position: Committee Member, YPN Rep and Events Secretary

    Company: WRc

  • Nigel Martin

    Position: Committee Member

    Company: Wessex Water

  • Paul Hickey

    Position: Committee Member

    Company: RAPID

  • Ben Ward

    Position: Committee Member

    Company: South West Water

  • Helen Taylor

    Position: Committee Member

    Company: Jersey Water

  • James Thomas

    Position: Committee Member

    Company: ABB

  • Kim Wu

    Position: Committee Member

    Company: Blue Tech Research

  • Justine Leadbetter

    Position: Rising Star 2022

    Company: WRc