Making a splash: Learn how to engage with water policy

Wednesday, 7 September 2022 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

This training session will give participants the skills they need to engage effectively in the complex environmental policy landscape. Focusing on water policy, this session will give participants a grounding in policy and techniques to influence decision-making, as well as the context to understand how policy decisions shape their work and the wider water sector. 

This training will be suitable for environmental professionals working in the water sector who are interested in policy and becoming more influential. All levels of experience and familiarity with policy are welcome. 

If you have not worked with policy before, this training will give you a solid background in how policy works and how it affects the sector. For those who are more experienced, you will gain new ways to influence policy and measure your success. All participants will also have the opportunity to engage in peer-to-peer learning to troubleshoot challenges and opportunities in water policy.

Places on this pilot event are limited. All participants will be required to give feedback on completion of the training session. 




Trainer Profile

The training will be delivered by Joseph Lewis, Policy Lead for the Institution of Environmental Sciences. Joseph is responsible for policy engagement for the IES and working to promote the use of the environmental sciences in decision making.

He has an MSc in Public Policy from the University of Bristol, where he specialised in environmental policy, as well as a Law Degree from Durham University. Joseph is an experienced public speaker; he is a regular event speaker and has appeared on national broadcast media. Joseph has years of voluntary experience as a debating and public speaking coach.

Joseph is an advocate for transformative change and using social systems to bring together communities with science-led solutions to the interconnected climate, biodiversity, and social crises facing humanity.