Why Join

Membership offers UK water professionals – regardless of qualifications, experience, discipline or department – opportunities to broaden their knowledge, widen their network and develop within the sector.

Become a member

Become an IWater member, and join our network of likeminded professionals working in and around the UK water sector.

What IWater members value about their membership:

  • Broadening sector knowledge
  • Engaging with sector peers and leaders
  • Building recognised professional excellence
  • Range of learning and social activities and groups
  • IWater publications full of industry features and learning

What our members say:

 

“Becoming a member of the Institute of Water has been a great experience for me. Anyone in the industry, from any level of experience, will have the same opportunity to develop and enhance their knowledge and improve their professional aspirations. “

Alex Akintomide EngTech TMIWater, Training and Development Manager, Anglian Water

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

“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.” 

“Institute of Water Events have been very good in aiding my professional development.” 

We offer memberships to fit any stage in your career;
find the one that’s right for you below.

 

Student  

 

This membership grade is open to anyone with an interest in the UK water sector who is pursuing a relevant vocational or academic qualification. 

 

To apply please complete the Online Application Form and upload evidence of your studies, outlining the course you are taking and how long this will last. 

Associate  

 

This membership grade is open to anyone with an interest in the UK water sector. 

 

To apply simply complete the Online Application Form. 

Technician  

 

This membership grade is awarded to members who have attained or are pursuing Engineering, Environmental or Science Technician. 

 

To apply, simply complete the Online Application Form and upload proof of your technician qualification or intent to pursue a technician qualification. 

 

At this membership grade, you can benefit from second membership with Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) at a competitive rate. 

Corporate (MIWater)  

 

This membership grade is available as an upgrade level or for new members. It is awarded on the basis of competence and commitment demonstrated through length of service in the UK water sector.(at least 5 years).  

 

Find out more about this grade and how to apply here 

 

At this membership grade, you can benefit from second membership with Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) at a competitive rate.

Fellow (FIWater) a year 

 

This membership grade is awarded to members for dedicated service to the Institute or to prominent people in the water sector. 

 

Find out more about this grade and how to apply here

 

At this membership grade, you can benefit from second membership with Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) at a competitive rate.

Honorary Membership 

 

This membership grade is reserved for members who have given exceptional service to the Institute of Water and/or the water sector. Honorary Membership is only available through nomination. 

Retired Life Membership 

 

This membership grade benefits from a one-off fee, which equals to 10 x the annual Retired Member rate (£50), and payable on retirement. Once paid, there are no further annual membership renewals to make. 

 

If you think you qualify for this rate, please contact the Institute of Water Head Office on 0191 422 0088 or email membership@instituteofwater.org.uk 

Trial Membership  

 

This is a 6-week trial membership for anyone considering taking up a full membership with us.

 

You get:  

  • Member rates for applicable events taking place during your trial. 
  • Digital copies of our Magazine and Journal  
  • Access to our CPD platform 

 

Unless you cancel, after 6-weeks your trial membership automatically converts to a paid Associate member where we will take payment from the method you used when you signed up. 

 

To apply simply complete the online form

Company Affiliate 

(not a membership grade) 

 

Open to companies and organisations working in and around the water sector.  

 

Being a Company Affiliate of the Institute of Water is a great way to raise your profile with our members and followers and place your organisation in front of many of the most influential people in the sector.  

 

Companies/organisations can send up to three employees or students to Institute of Water events (excludes the Annual Conference) at Company Affiliate rates. 

 

Find out more about being a Company Affiliate and how to apply here

Membership Fees

 

How much you pay will depend on your membership grade. We have listed them on the fees page. We review our fees every year and any changes are approved by our members at our annual AGM.

Joint membership with the IWA


Anyone wishing to be a member of IWater (other than a Trial member) and the International Water Association can benefit from a 15% discount on both memberships. Contact us for more information at membership@instituteofwater.org.uk, or on 0191 4220088

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