Water Science Forum
The Water Science Forum (WSF) is one of the RSC's many Interest Groups. The Interest Groups are member driven groups which exist to benefit RSC members, and the wider chemical science community, in line with the RSC's strategy and charter.
ScopeThe WSF focuses on the application of chemical sciences in the management of the water cycle and the impact of these activities on the natural environment. WSF attracts members, and thus expertise, from many sectors within the water community.
To promote the professional and scientific interests of members and to advise on and influence, in the public interest, the application of chemistry in water-related industries.
- To keep members up-to-date with current developments within the water sector and to promote Continuous Professional Development.
- To provide a forum for the debate of professional and scientific matters on water-related issues within the RSC and other relevant organisations.
- To provide specialist technical advice on water-related issues to the RSC and to assist the RSC in presenting a corporate view to national and local government on matter of interest to WSF members.
- To promote research, education and specialised training in all aspects of water-related chemistry, including relevant chartered status for members.
- Organising topical meetings and conferences.
- Providing financial assistance to encourage professional development.
- Contributing to consultation documents from the UK and EU.
CommunityWe also have an online community, which is based on MyRSC, for anyone who shares our interests.
14 May 2013
An article by Kevin Prior, Chair of the Water Science Forum taken from the Summer 2013 issue of Science in Parliament
08 February 2013
RSC Response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry into Water Quality
The Water Science Forum has adopted WaterAid as its preferred charity. This article describes WaterAid and its work
Join this Interest Group
If you are a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and would like to join an Interest Group, please contact Membership Department using the email link below with:
- your name
- your membership number
- state the name of the group you wish to join
Free membership of 3 Interest Groups is now included in the cost of RSC membership.
Join the Committee
We are always keen to recruit new personnel to the Committee, especially if your field of interest is concerned with new and emerging technologies e.g. effluents as a resource, heat recovery, or membrane technology. All Water Science Forum members are eligible. Vacancies usually arise at the end of each year and elections are held if necessary.
If you wish to be considered for election to membership of the WSF Committee please contact the Hon. Secretary who will advise you accordingly.
Chairman's Report 2014 - Water Science Forum
Download the full report here
Water Science Forum Membership Application Form
Membership is open to professional, associate and affiliate members of the Royal Society of Chemistry. The cost is £10 per year although can be taken at no additional cost as one of the three free interest group memberships included in the annual RSC subscription fee.
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Water Quality Evidence
A complete list of evidence submitted to the February 2013 House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee inquiry into Water Quality
MyRSC Water Science Forum
This group is open to anyone with an interest in water science. You will be required to register for MyRSC, then you can sign up to become a member of this group
European Commission Newsletter on Water Frame Work directive issues
The WISE Newsletter is the bulletin of information of the Water & Marine unit of the Environment General-Directorate of the European Commission and it is published twice a year. Here you will find the latest edition
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The NEW Water Specialists Package
R E Hester
In this book, a group of experts contribute articles covering a wide range of topics relevant to sustainable water
By leading experts, this is an up-to-date view of the strategies essential for an effective response to water contamination emergencies.
K Clive Thompson
A welcome review of lessons learnt in the past and an identification of ways in which to improve response in the future.
Contact and Further Information
Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432 141
Dr Roger Wellings FRSC