As a member of the CWA you will have access to a wide range of benefits and join a network of constructed wetland professionals leading the development of new technologies and influencing decision making related to the profession.
Membership of the CWA is open to individuals and organisations involved in the design, installation, servicing, research, regulation and use of constructed wetlands. Members who design, install and service constructed wetlands can apply to become accredited. Accreditation provides a robust, independent, professional recognition of an accepted standard and quality assurance.
Membership categories start with individual, student and retired memberships for academics, researchers or those who have a general interest in constructed wetlands at an individual level.
The CWA also has corporate membership categories for businesses, charities, non profit-making organisations (NPO), academic institutions and the public sector (e.g. regulators). These memberships are divided into those with a turnover above £10M and those with a turnover below £10M.
Members pay an annual membership fee. The level of fee will be approved by Members at the Annual General Meeting upon a recommendation from the CWA committee. (The CWA committee will have discretion to levy reduced rates in special cases). See below for a full list of benefits and associated subscription fees. Details can also be found in the Membership Information Pack.
Benefits and Fees
|Membership categories and benefits||Individual||Student||Retired||Corporate, Charities, NPO and Public Sector|
|Website access to members only area||*||*||*||*||*|
|Entry on members directory||*||*||*||*||*|
|Company profile on website with images and case studies||*||*|
|Reduced delgate rate conference fees||*||*||*||*||*|
|Invitation to association members meetings||*||*||*||*||*|
|Eligibility for accreditatin and use of CWA accredited logo||*||*|
|Annual Fee (£ Sterling)||75||40||25||Lower corporate: 200||Upper Corporate: 600|
|Individual||This category is suitable for individuals who have an interest in Constructed Wetlands, such as academics and researchers or those who have a general interest. Accreditation is not available for this membership category.|
|Student||Membership is available to students wishing to have access to the database, suitable student ID and letter from the supervisor is required when applying for this category.|
|Corporate||Corporate membership is suitable for companies who are suppliers, or provide a design, construction or consultancy service for constructed wetlands. Membership is split into 3 tiers depending on the annual turnover. *|
|Accredited||Corporate members can go through an application process to become Accredited. Accredited members advertise their services as being accredited by the CWA with the use of the CWA accredited logo.|
|Charity & NPO||This category is suitable for charities, Not for Profit Organisations and academic institutes with an interest in constructed wetlands.|
|Public Sector||This category is suitable for those working in the public sector such as governmental departments and the regulators.|
|Retired||Suitable for individuals who are no longer actively involved in constructed wetlands but wish to remain informed of the Association's activities.|
A valid student ID is required when applying for student membership.
Corporate/charity/public sector/NGO membership is tiered depending on annual turnover. Proof of annual turnover is required when applying for corporate membership.
Lower Corporate <£10 M annual turnover
Upper Corporate >£10 M annual turnover
Memberships aimed at corporate level are able to become accredited once certain criteria have been met. Accreditation will be valid for 3 years and the application process will be carried out by a group of 3 suitably qualified experts. Full details on the Accreditation process and associated fees, can be found here.