We are always keen to recruit new personnel to the Committee. All Water Science Forum members are eligible. Vacancies usually arise at the end of each year and elections are held if necessary. The Water Science Forum fully support the Royal Society of Chemistry's policies regarding equality and diversity.
If you wish to be considered for election to membership of the WSF Committee please contact the Hon. Secretary who will advise you accordingly.
Dr. Glynn Skerratt CChem FRSC
Glynn is a Chartered Chemist, a Chartered Environmentalist, a Chartered Water and Environment Manager, a Chartered Scientist and an Associate Tutor with MLA College/University of Plymouth.
An educator teaching BSc and MSc-level water, waste and business-related sustainability topics, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), the Higher Education Academy and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM). He is also associated with several organisations helping to deliver the UN SDGs - particularly SDG6. He is a WELL Water Advisor with the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and a member of the WELL Faculty.
Specialising in sustainability issues, water/wastewater treatment technologies and environmental management, he has wide experience of distance and on-campus learning, teaching and assessment, training, consultancy, applied research and management.
He has been an elected member of the RSC Professional Standards Board, an elected Council Member of the RSC Energy, Sustainability and Environment Community, a member of the RSC Nominations Committee and the Secretary of the RSC Environmental Chemistry Group.
He has undertaken professional body licence reviews for both the Science Council and the Society for the Environment and is a past member of the Science Council Registration Authority. He has also been a NEBOSH examiner for their environmental assessments. He wrote and delivered all of The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management's online technical training for more than six years.
He also works as an Associate with Energy & Utility Skills, auditing UK water company Competent Operator Schemes and, somewhat remarkably, continues to be an occasional expert project evaluator for the European Commission Horizon Programme. He has also been an External Examiner at the Universities of Hull, Southampton Solent and Derby, and a professional reviewer and university award accreditor for CIWEM.
Before working in academe as a tutor and Reader in Environmental Management and sustainability, Dr. Skerratt spent fifteen years gaining practical scientific and managerial experience in the UK water industry – managing wastewater treatment works and laboratories and analysing & regulating industrial effluent discharges.
Dr Ian Barnabas CSci CChem FRSC
Ian is the Head of Laboratories and Sampling for Northumbrian Water Group and has over 25 years experience in the environmental testing industry. Following completion of his Doctorate in environmental organic analysis, he worked as an analytical chemist in both clean water and environmental labs focusing on the analysis of trace organics before moving into various operational roles within Northumbrian Water. Ian has many years of experience participating in various groups including ISO and CEN committees and the Standing Committee of Analysts in the UK, focusing on chemical analysis where he is always keen to share and promote new ideas.
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