CIWM Professional Awards Winners Announced

Ian Williams (left) with CIWM deputy chief executive Chris Murphy
Ian Williams (left) with CIWM deputy chief executive Chris Murphy

Winners of the CIWM professional awards were recognised at a dinner held as part of the Resourcing the Future 2016 conference in London.

Professor Ian Williams is this year’s winner of the JC Dawes Bursary, which provides £2,000 to finance travel and subsistence on a research or study programme into wastes management or related subjects. For the full story and list of winners visit

Ian, who is Professor of Applied Environmental Science, Head of Centre for Environmental Science, and Associate Dean (Enterprise) in the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton, will be putting the bursary towards a study tour in Switzerland.  As part of the tour, he will be meeting world-renowned resource and waste management experts at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology at St. Gallen, and in the Canton of Zurich. He will also be visiting state-of-the-art recycling facilities and operations in the Zurich region.

The James Sumner Award bursary of up to £1000, which was set up to fund the expenses of a Student, Graduate or Licentiate Member of the Institution to  attend a major international waste management conference, goes to  Ramy Salemdeeb.

Ramy is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge and founder of Zero Waste MENA, a UK-based not-for-profit organisation that promotes sustainable waste management practices in the Middle East and North Africa. He will be using the bursary to attend the ISWA World Congress 2016 in September in Serbia.

Finally, the Ben Health Certificate for Outstanding Presentations goes to winners nominated by each CIWM Centre every year. The award is intended to recognise informative and interesting presentations made at Centre meetings and events.

The 2016 winners are:

  • East Anglia, Helen White, WRAP – Engagement for change
  • Midlands, Chloe Barnicoat, Biffa – TEEP : An Industry Perspective
  • North East: Mike Hibbert, independent consultant – Lessons from abroad: foam glass aggregate: an upcycling solution for mixed glass cullet?
  • Northern Ireland, Martin Docherty, Belfast City Council – Rnew Project
  • North West: Steve Fargeon, Biffa – Chasing Cars
  • Republic of Ireland: Philip Nugent, Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government – Why focus on enforcement? It’s the Circular Economy, stupid!
  • Scotland: Eleanor Strain, SEPA – Implementation of Waste Scotland Regulations
  • South West, Chris Lynn, Viridor – Materials quality, risk sharing and pricing strategy
  • Wales: Dr Hazel Prichard, Cardiff University – Precious metals in urban waste

Darrel Moore

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