Outstanding Contribution to Flood and Coastal Risk Management recognised by CIWEM

23rd June 2017

Jackie Banks, MBE, has been awarded the Jack Lewin 2017 Prize for her outstanding efforts in the industry.


The CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Group Jack Lewin Prize has been awarded to MBE honouree Jackie Banks, recognising her 41 years at the Environment Agency and its predecessors, her outstanding efforts as a chartered civil engineer, and her exceptional work in all areas of flood risk management.


This annual prize is awarded to a person, group of persons or a representative of a project, who has made a significant contribution to the development of rivers and coastal risk management.


Former Chair of the CIWEM RCG committee Jed Ramsay said


Jackie’s contribution to flood risk management and CIWEM has been inestimable over the years.  To the many people she has mentored throughout her career, it is fair to say that she is a highly inspirational figure.”


The prize was awarded at the CIWEM Rivers and Coastal Groups Spring Conference in Belgravia Square, which examined the Outcome Measures for flood and coastal risk management. Spokespeople from the Environment Agency, AECOM, The Committee on Climate Change, Mott Macdonald and Staffordshire County Council gave presentations at the event to evaluate the future risk management of flooding.

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