0 Land Drainage Association welcomes its first Chartered Environmentalist

Land Drainage Association welcomes its first Chartered Environmentalist

Helen DaviesHelen Davies of Pwllhelli, Gwynedd is the first member of the Land Drainage Association to achieve Chartered Environmentalist status through the Institution of Agricultural Engineers.

Helen works for GT Williams Civil Engineering, the pipe laying and drainage specialists and is responsible for business development and environmental management across the company.

She has 11 years' experience of Programme and Project Management in local government and an extensive background in agriculture and rural development in both the private and public sector, including 12 years beef and sheep farming in Mid Wales. She also worked as a freelance writer for national press and farming magazines specialising in agriculture, environment and countryside issues.

"I wanted to achieve professional registration as a Chartered Environmentalist because I felt the recognition gained would help me make a more positive impact across the wider industry. Membership of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers has given me access to information on new industry technology and innovation and also invaluable help and support to achieve this status," said Helen.

Alastair Taylor CEO of IAgrE said, "IAgrE are champions of creating a sustainable environment. We recognise that sustainable development is central to the agricultural and associated landbased engineering sector. Our members play a significant role in sustainability, providing options and solutions to minimise environmental impact. In fulfilling these roles members can play a major role in solving global problems such as climate change, food and water supply, energy security and economic stability."

For more information, visit www.iagre.org.

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