CPD Award

The Institute of Water Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Award  is open to all IWater members at any stage in their career who can demonstrate their commitment to continuous learning, improvement and development.


CPD Award

The IWater CPD Award is a great opportunity for IWater members to have much deserved recognition for their professional development.


Each year, the CPD Award winner features in our Winter Magazine, our website and on our social media, as well as being interviewed. Short-listed entrants are also invited to attend IWater’s President’s Dinner and Awards evening where the overall winner will be presented with their trophy at our Dinner ceremony.

20th Anniversary

We are thrilled to mark this year as the 20th anniversary of the CPD Award, a milestone that underscores two decades of celebrating the dedication and achievements of our members in advancing their professional journeys.


Over the years, the CPD Award has stood as a symbol of distinction, honoring those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to continuous learning and development within their respective fields. We are proud to continue this tradition of excellence as we recognise and celebrate the remarkable accomplishments of our members in this special year.

How to apply


We appreciate that everyone has a slightly different way of undertaking and recording CPD, which is why we are flexible in terms of the format that entries need to take.


As a minimum, successful entries will contain a development action plan, a clear timeline of CPD activities, and an assessment of how successfully your activities met your goals.


To apply, please send your CPD record from the last 12 months along with a copy of your CV to registration@instituteofwater.org.uk. Applications close at 9am on June 3rd, 2024.

Application Scoring

Entries are scored against the below six categories:


  • Scoping– Identifying skill gaps and opportunities for development
  • Planning– Setting relevant goals for development activities and target dates
  • Doing– Formal learning, workplace opportunities, and development undertaken outside of work
  • Recording– Accurately recording development achievements and learning outcomes
  • Reflecting– Evaluating achievements and reviewing them against professional and development needs
  • Sharing– Explaining how others benefitted from your learning

CPD Award Winners 2023

Congratulations to our joint winners, Gregory Spencer and Melanie Tankerville for winning our CPD Award 2023


Congratulations to the runner up, Isla Jones.


From right to left, Rob Bradley, Professional Registration Manager, and Melaine Tankerville, CPD Award Winner 2023,

Click to watch to our joint winners, Gregory Spencer and Melanie Tankerville discuss winning our CPD Award 2023 with our CPD Champion Nicola Johnston CSci MI Water MRSPH.