Technical Communities

CIWM’s Technical Communities (TCs) is the new name for special interest groups.  They are still the engine room for the body of knowledge that deals with the activities covered within the sustainable resources and waste management sector. The work of the TCs is invaluable and CIWM encourages more members to become involved in these groups.

In order for these groups to function efficiently the Institution needs the groups to comprise of enthusiastic people working in the resource and waste sector. TCs are on the Connect platform  and are accessible to members of CIWM and if you are working as a regulator or within policy for the sector, but not a member of CIWM wishing to engage with our TCs then please do contact the Technical Team.

CIWM welcomes you to contribute to the promotion of the resources and waste agenda through the specific activities of the TCs by joining in the discussion or starting a new thread on a specific topic. These groups will provide the authoritative technical resource that is the basis for some excellent publications, best practice documents, guidance documents and consultation responses on behalf of CIWM, as they will be the conduit the Policy and Technical Team will use to form Task and Finish Groups or Advisory Groups.

The Technical Team will engage with the Technical Communities on specific issues, inform members of events, papers or information that may be of interest, so ensure you turn on notifications to keep up to date.  Members are invited to engage in a many TCs as they wish, those that relate to your work role or just those that you have an interest in. 

If you have any questions please email the Technical Team


Join a Technical Community now

If you are interested in engaging with a Technical Community, click on the link and start a discussion or comment on a thread already there.

If there are any questions please contact the Policy and Technical Team