Professor Ian Barker HonFSE CEnv, Vice-President Environment, Institute of Water and Managing Director of Water Policy International Ltd, has been awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Society for the Environment.
The award of HonFSE recognises exceptional contributions to protect and enhance our environment and to the Society itself. Ian was presented with his award on the eve of World Environment Day at a Virtual 2021 SocEnv Awards Presentation which also recognised Rachel Skinner HonFSE, President, Institution of Civil Engineers and Executive Director at WSP
Dr Emma Wilcox, judging panel member and Chief Executive of SocEnv, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ian Barker and Rachel Skinner as newly awarded recipients of the recognition Honorary Fellow of the Society (HonFSE). Through their exceptional contributions to protect and enhance our environment, in gaining the title HonFSE they have joined an esteemed list of professionals that have demonstrated true leadership when it comes to championing the environment and sustainability. This leadership is vital if we are to achieve our climate and environmental commitments, with esteemed professionals like Rachel and Ian demonstrating the importance and power of achieving tangible, science-based action driven by expertise.”
At the same event, IWater member Gemma Williams CEnv, Ecology & Biodiversity Advisor, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water was Highly Commended in the 2021 Registrant Newcomer of the Year Award which was won by Lara Young CEnv, Group Carbon Manager, Costain.
Reaction from the winners and details of their work will be available at socenv.org.uk in the coming days.