CIWEM welcomes new presidential team

Sept. 11, 2007
A new presidential team at CIWEM is helping to achieve a more clean, green and sustainable world. David Rooke MBE has taken over from Bob Sargent and is joined by Alastair Moseley as the new Vice-President and Malcolm White as President-Elect. David Rooke is the Environment Agency's Head of Flood Risk Management for England and Wales, with more than 27 years in flood and environmental management. Rooke was heavily involved in the recent floods' emergency response...

Sept. 7, 2007 -- A new presidential team at CIWEM is helping to achieve a more clean, green and sustainable world. David Rooke MBE has taken over from Bob Sargent and is joined by Alastair Moseley as the new Vice-President and Malcolm White as President-Elect.

David Rooke is the Environment Agency's Head of Flood Risk Management for England and Wales, with more than 27 years in flood and environmental management. Rooke was heavily involved in the recent floods' emergency response.

Rooke has been involved with CIWEM in many different guises since 1986, from being Chairman of CIWEM's Rivers and Coastal Group, a member of Council, Vice-President of CIWEM and now a Fellow of CIWEM. One of his first official jobs will be to welcome delegates to CIWEM's annual conference, The Global Environment, held between 9th and 11th October. The Global Environment is providing the first showcase of David's presidential theme and major new CIWEM initiative, Arts and the Environment, which encourages dialogue and collaboration between the arts, science, technology, business and the environment.

President-Elect Malcolm White is Managing Director of Mott MacDonald's Water and Environment Business. White is a Civil Engineer and a Fellow of CIWEM, with specialist expertise in the planning and design of sewerage and wastewater systems and extensive international experience managing multidisciplinary projects. White has worked on a whole range of projects in countries as diverse as the UK, Pakistan, China, Hungary, Indonesia, Nigeria and the Middle East, so complements CIWEM's global interests.

Alastair Moseley, UK Water Sector Director at WSP, is CIWEM's new Vice President. Moseley recently joined WSP, after leaving his position as the Director of the Water Environment Capability at Hyder Consulting's Birmingham Office with a wide portfolio of work embracing sewerage, water networks, sewage treatment, water treatment, river management, hydrology, water resources, pollution prevention control, environmental impact, integrated water management and leakage control. Moseley has been a member of CIWEM for 12 years and is currently Branch Secretary of West Midlands Branch, as well as former Branch Chairman.

During his induction speech, David Rooke acknowledged the honour of becoming President and celebrated CIWEM's leadership role in our adaptation to climate change, saying:

"Those of us with professional skills have a special role to play. We can provide the leadership, the science and solutions to protect the earth against the forces of nature invigorated by man's use of fossil fuels.

And the visual and performing arts present so many opportunities to advocate the environmental and sustainability agenda. CIWEM is bringing the mind and soul together to achieve a safer, sustainable world."

The Presidential Inauguration took place at CIWEM's AGM on Thursday 6th September.

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) is an independent professional body and a registered charity, advancing the science and practice of water and environmental management for a clean, green and sustainable world.

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