Why Join

The Institute of Water, founded in 1945, is the only professional body that exclusively supports the careers of anyone working in the UK water sector

We are Inclusive, Non-hierarchical, Supportive, Sociable, Sustainable

Membership offers people who work in or aspire to work in water – regardless of qualifications, experience, discipline or department – opportunities to broaden their knowledge, widen their network and develop within the sector.

The top five reasons given for joining are

  1. The chance to broaden my industry knowledge
  2. Networking opportunities
  3. Range of learning and social events
  4. To be recognised through Professional Registration
  5. To receive publications full of industry features and learning

Our Services

We offer a range of services including Events (learning and social; in-person and remote), Professional Registrations and Publications. Here’s how they relate to the top five reasons for joining:

New!  Trial Membership 

Why not take the opportunity to experience the great benefits of being an Institute of Water member by starting a free 6 week trial membership with us today? During your free trial membership you can enjoy most of the benefits of paid membership, including access to most Institute of Water events at member rates, access to our CPD portal as well as digital copies of our quarterly Magazine and Journal.

To apply simply complete the Online Application Form.

Please note that once your free trial period has ended it will automatically convert to an Associate  Membership grade (unless an alternative grade is applied for), and payment will be taken.

Trial membership can be cancelled at any point during, or at the end of, your trial period by contacting us via email at info@instituteofwater.org.uk, or calling us on 0191 4220088.

Applicants will not be eligible for a subsequent trial membership until a minimum period of 3 years has elapsed.

You can find details of all our services on this website but if you need any help then please ring 0191 422 0088 or email info@instituteofwater.org.uk

Don’t just take our word for it: here’s what some of our members say…

“It’s a really good organisation, I’d love to get more involved.”

“In my opinion, the Institute of Water appears a lot more inclusive for all members in comparison to others.”

“I believe the Institute of Water is an invaluable platform for the industry to allow people to progress and develop.”

“Membership helps you to develop and improve your skills.”

“Events have been very good and are going to help my development.”

“Great weekend everybody very welcoming and friendly.”

Join the Institute of Water now!