Conference places awarded to water engineers

02 April 2012

Four lucky engineers have won a competition to attend the Institute of Water’s Annual Conference through a competition held for employees in the 3 Northern water companies.

GA Valves have funded the places to the two day event: ‘2012 - Changing the Industry for a Sustainable Legacy’ to be held at The Royal Society in the heart of London from 17 - 18 May, just weeks before the world’s spotlight is on the Capital for the Olympic Games.

The lucky winners include:

Robert Chin-see, Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Northumbrian Water
Callum Grundy, Graduate Process Engineer, United Utilities
Mark Nkanika, Graduate Electrical Engineer, Northumbrian Water
Simon Armistead, Network Asset Engineer, Yorkshire Water

Speaking about the competition, Bob Mills, Director of GA Valves said:

“The Institute of Water Conference attracts some of the most influential suppliers, contractors, consultants and company personnel in the sector. We have funded these places to give engineers who wouldn’t usually get the opportunity to attend such an event the chance to go along and experience this superb development opportunity and network with the very best people from this sector.”

Bob went on to say:

“Although parts of the Conference will cover engineering, particularly the session looking at innovating to make a world class sector, the idea of the sponsorship is to expose young engineers to the wider industry and the future challenges it faces.”

Full delegate places are still available for the event from £400. Please visit for further details.

For more press or event information please contact Lyndsey Gilmartin, on 0191 422 0088 or e-mail

The Institute of Water, formerly IWO (Institution of Water Officers), was founded in 1945 and is the only professional body that exclusively supports the careers of anyone working in the UK water industry.

The institute supports the careers of people working in all professions and at all levels across the UK water industry by offering a unique and independent learning, development and networking framework.

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