Our Partners

Our Partners


WaterAid is our chosen charity. Founded in 1981 by the UK water industry, WaterAid works with partners towards a shared vision of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene for everyone, everywhere. We are committed to promoting the work of WaterAid, and also to raising funds for the charity at National and Area events. In 2018 we raised £4,290 for WaterAid at our Annual Conference.

International Water Association

The International Water Association (IWA) is a global network of water professionals striving for a world in which water is wisely, sustainably and equitably managed. Since 2009 the Governing Member in the UK – the IWA UK Committee – has been a sub-committee of the Institute of Water. The Chair of the IWA UK Committee sits on our Board of Directors, bringing closer links to IWA and its global network.

Engineering Council

The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession and holds the national registers of Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Information and Communications Technology Technicians (ICTTech). It also sets and maintains the standards of professional competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles.

The Engineering Council grants licences to professional engineering institutions (PEIs), allowing them to assess candidates for inclusion on the national registers. In 1973 we became the first PEI within the water sector to be licensed to register Technicians and Technician Engineers (later to become Incorporated Engineers) and in 1998 our licence was extended to include Chartered Engineers. You can find out about the standards and the process by clicking here.

Society for the Environment (SocEnv)

The Society for the Environment is the body responsible for the registration of environmental professionals and is the custodian of the Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) and Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) registers. The Society is in a unique position, bringing together a range of disciplines and sectors to reflect the multi-disciplinary practice of environmental professionals. The Society uses its unique position to advance environmental good practice for the common good.  Both individually and as part of the Environmental Policy Forum (EPF), the Society utilises the expertise and reputation of its registrants to provide thought leadership on topical environmental issues. This may be through consultation responses, parliamentary briefings or other pieces of work conveying the position of its members and bodies.

The Society licenses professional bodies to award registration to their appropriately experienced and knowledgeable members. As a Founder Member of the Society we were granted a licence to award CEnv in 2004 and in 2015 we were the first professional body licensed to award REnvTech. You can find out about the standards, and how you can apply to become registered and demonstrate your professional competency, by clicking here

Science Council

The Science Council is a membership organisation for professional bodies and learned societies across science, bringing together a range of disciplines and sectors to reflect the multi-disciplinary practice of science in today’s society. The Science Council sets the standards for professional registration for practising scientists and science technicians across all scientific disciplines. Through its Licensed Bodies the Science Council admits to its registers scientists and science technicians who meet the competence and conduct requirements and commit to Continuing Professional Development. Those scientists who reach the required standards are recognised by the designations CSci, CSciTeach, RSci and RSciTech.

In 2013 we were awarded a licence to register Chartered Scientists. This was the culmination of a two year programme working closely with Anglian Water, the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) and the Science Council. We were granted additional licenses, RSci and RSciTech, in 2014 when the registers were opened after a pilot scheme. You can find out about the standards and the process by reading our science registration page.

Energy & Utility Skills

Energy & Utility Skills brings industry leaders together to help collectively identify and address the unique workforce renewal and skills challenges the sector faces, while engaging governments, regulators, unions and other senior stakeholders to help develop an informed and supportive policy and regulatory environment.

In 2017 we launched a strategic partnership with Energy & Utility Skills to promote competence, skills and career development for the whole water industry – from trainee through to senior leadership – and to give new entrants the best possible start in the water industry.

We work together to attract talent, promote professional excellence, build pride in the industry and ensure a sustainable and resilient workforce. Our partnership has directly informed the Water Process Technician and Energy & Utilities Technician Apprenticeships in England, and the Institute is closely involved in the sectors end point assessment body, the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service.

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a professional membership body that government and industry listen to while providing unrivalled support to our 95,000 civil engineer members. The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is one of the world’s most respected professional engineering associations.

The Institute of Water and ICE have signed an agreement of cooperation which means members who take up the offer are able to access benefits that span both organisations, including events, professional development and publications. Members will have full access to all ICE facilities in the UK and abroad, online knowledge, the ICE Benevolent Fund and will be allowed to use the post-nominals AMICE. There will also be opportunities to contribute to knowledge sharing around all aspects of water management and an intention to work together to identify and address issues of importance to the sector and society.

Utility Week Live

Utility Week Live is the UK’s leading utilities industry exhibition, held annually in May at the NEC Birmingham. Our Drilling & Tapping Competition is staged at this event and our nearby stand is a place to meet Institute of Water staff and members and to find out about the benefits of membership.

Faversham House

Faversham House delivers exhibitions, events, awards and publications in the utilities market through a number of brands. Our partnership with Faversham House began with Utility Week Live and has grown to include other Faversham House names, largely Utility Week and WWT.

ITN Productions Industry News

ITN Productions Industry News produces bespoke creative and commercial content for broadcasters, businesses, brands, rights holders and digital channels. Industry News forms part of this offering and is a communications tool for leading industry bodies and national associations produced in a broadcast news-style programme format, including interviews, news items and sponsored editorial profiles.

The Institute of Water and ITN Productions Industry News have produced a news-style co-production, exploring the integral work taking place in the water industry, and championing the industrious people working to keep our water supply up and running.

“Our Water: Our Future” features an interview with Vice President Bob Taylor, a report on Rose Shisler, one of our Rising Stars in 2019 and goes behind the scenes with Inflowmatix Limited who form part of the resilient network that helps to maintain the UK’s water supply.

“Our Water: Our Future” was launched in October 2020 at our online Annual Conference and you can watch it here

JimJam Media Ltd

JimJam Media has been responsible for the design, print and distribution of our quarterly Magazine since 2017. Martin Jameson, Director of JimJam, has 20 years’ experience in this field and worked on our old ‘Journal’ for many years. Martin works with us, not only to produce exceptional publications, but also to drive our overarching aims and ambitions for the benefit of our members and stakeholders. To discuss any advertising or promotional activity in the Magazine please contact martin@jimjammedia.com

Utility Week

Utility Week is the UK’s leading utilities industry business media brand, covering the water sector, as well as the gas and electricity sectors. Its brand portfolio includes a weekly magazine, a popular website, plus a number of conferences and awards, and we invite our Rising Stars to attend the Utility Week Awards Dinner in December in London to celebrate the start of their year.

Water & Wastewater Treatment

Water & Wastewater Treatment (WWT) addresses operational issues in the water industry in print and digital magazine format and through face-to-face conferences. We regularly promote WWT events to members and our key events are featured in WWT.