Celebrating CIWEM’s female Fellows

IWSN-funded PhD student Karen Simpson features in an article in The Environment highlighting the achievements of some of the women who are Fellows of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).

Only 9% of CIWEM’s Fellows are women, and its president Niki Roach says: “I don’t believe this represents women’s capability and contribution to our sector. We need more female Fellows…CIWEM Fellows are the backbone of our institution, exemplifying our profession at its best.”

The article, published to coincide with International Women’s Day 2021, is aimed at inspiring “more women to rise through CIWEM’s ranks.” Roach adds: “One obstacle – I truly believe – is that you can’t be what you can’t see.”

You can find out more about Karen’s research here.