Katharine Samms CSci, Flood Risk Management Technical Specialist
Registration level: Chartered Scientist (CSci)
Job title: Flood Risk Management Technical Specialist
Professional body: Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
Scientist Type: Developer/Translational
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"I wanted recognition for my level of qualification and experience similar to the CEng designation that my engineering colleagues were able to attain."
Why I chose to apply for Chartered Scientist
I felt that I wanted recognition for my level of qualification and experience similar to the CEng designation that my engineering colleagues were able to attain.
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They provide a mechanism for keeping members up to date with developments in the field and provide a recognized level of competence for their members, which potential employers can use.
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CPD is very important in a professional scientist’s career. The nature of science is that everyday our knowledge and understanding moves forward, also the world as we know it is constantly changing. Without CPD an individual would become ineffectual in their field or in the worse case, a danger to the public and environment.
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