Water Special Interest Group
A community for process professionals

About us

IChemE’s Water Special Interest Group provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of experiences in the engineering aspects of water and wastewater treatment. 


  • Promote the application of chemical engineering in the treatment of water and wastewater for public supply, industry and commercial usage
  • Cultivate a better understanding of water management in industry
  • Encourage education at all levels in water and wastewater treatment processes
  • Provide a dynamic forum for the interchange of views and ideas on water treatment
  • Form national and international links with other organisations in the field
  • Provide input to the development of IChemE's technical policy


  • Technical seminars to support networking and professional development
  • Site visits to operating facilities and places of interest
  • Newsletter Wet News featuring event previews and reports, plus articles on industrial and business news
  • Travel bursary scheme to support student attendance at conferences around the world
  • Support for the annual IChemE Water Award, recognising the best project or process to demonstrate innovation in water use, clean-up and re-use
  • Sponsorship of educational awards and prizes

Water Boxes 

Donation of ‘Water Boxes’ to primary schools, containing a selection of practical equipment, instructions for experiments and guidance for teachers. 

To apply for a water box please email waterboxes@ichememember.org



My IChemE

IChemE is a registered charity in England & Wales (214379), and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 039661).