South West Area

Welcome to the South West Area of the Institute of Water!

South West Area

In the South West our mission statement is to be ‘Friendly, Supportive, Inclusive, Professional and Fun’. The committee works hard to implement our plans for the year in line with this mission statement, organising events about once a month.


Our current area President, Mark Worsfold is particularly passionate about this, and we work hard in the South West area to provide an environment that allows us to support the water industry train, develop, respect, encourage and retain our younger people in the industry. 


Our events programme, supporting people at all stages of their careers with CPD and providing excellent network opportunities, is made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of the area sponsors, without whom we would not be able to offer such a variety of events that are often free to attend.


We always welcome comments, feedback, and ideas from our membership to your local / company representatives, or to our central email address


Pride in the South West Award 

Each year, we  look for applicants who are passionate about water and have made a positive impact in their community within the South West.


The “Pride in the South West Award” was launched in April 2022 in memory of Dr. Stephen Bird. Stephen was South West Water’s Managing Director, he was born and lived in Plymouth and worked at South West Water since 1992.


We run this competition annual and our panel of judges select a winner from the entries. This Award is not yet open for 2024.

Upcoming South West Area Events

Committee Members

Mark Worsfold


Position: President

Company: South West Water



Kimberley Dodge


Position: Area Secretary

Company: Stonbury



Lucie Wright


Position: YPN Rep

Company: South West Water


Chris Keech


Position: Contractor Rep & DEI Champion

Company: Bridge Civil Engineering Ltd 


Julian Collingbourne


Position: Treasurer

Company: South West Water



Tom Arnot


Position: Academia & Social Media Rep

Company: University of Bath


Carmen Snowdon


Position: Area Chair & Area Forum Rep

Company: WRc


Joel Armstrong

Position: Rising Star 2024

Company: South West Water


Helen Taylor

Position: Committee Member

Company: Jersey Water

Nicola Richter

Position: Events Secretary

Company: WRc

Kim Wu


Position: Committee Member

Company: Blue Tech Research