Living Wetlands Award

April 18, 2011

The CIWEM Living Wetlands Award recognises multi-functional projects that demonstrate the sustainable use of wetland habitats.  The Award was co-founded with the RSPB in 2002/3.

To be eligible for the Award, projects must:

  • contribute to the delivery of priority UK Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) species and habitat targets for wetlands
  • demonstrate sustainability and delivery of multiple benefits e.g. flood alleviation, wastewater treatment, recreation, eco-tourism, water resource security
  • ensure no priority BAP species or habitats are harmed by the project

In addition, it is desirable that projects:

  • contribute to increases in numbers of breeding wading birds (e.g. redshank, snipe, lapwing) and/or other threatened wetland species
  • contribute to the restoration of floodplain functions
  • include a programme for education or promotion/dissemination of the work
  • constitute a new area of work for the entrant, or add value beyond the normal remit of the organisation

Out of numerous entries that the CIWEM received for the Living Wetlands Award, The Wetlands Project located at Escot Park has proudly come in 6th place. 


Working for the public benefit for a clean, green and sustainable world, CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) is the only independent, chartered professional body and registered charity with an integrated approach to environmental, social and cultural issues.

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