Skills . Knowledge . Development

A wide range of training courses, resources and membership benefits.


WMSoc Membership

WMSoc is a leading Water Management Organisation

Our range of unique resources will help you develop core skills, enhance your proficiency, and help towards your continuing professional development in your relevant field. Use our technical expertise, advice and practical training to strengthen your career and become part of our great network of water management organisations.

What WMSoc membership offers you

• Access to training, conferences and publications at reduced rates
• Training courses ranging from basic to advanced levels
• On-site Practical Training Area (PTA) for hands-on experience
• National and regional events and seminars
• Up-to-date industry news and guidelines
• Access to ‘Members only’ area on this site providing technical support and guidance
• Quarterly journal ‘waterline’

Full Membership

Individuals may be elected to Full Member if they:

A. hold an appropriate recognised degree and have a minimum of 3 years experience in the technology and use of water in industry or commerce.

B. are qualified to HNC/HND/Dip Tech standard or equivalent and have a minimum of 5 years experience in the technology and use of water in industry and commerce.

C. hold lesser formal qualifications and have a minimum of 8 years experience in the technology and use of water in industry and commerce.

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Fellow Membership

Any member of the Society who has been a Member for a minimum of 10 years (or a named nominee within a group for longer than 10 years) and who, in the opinion of Council has made significant contributions to the activities of the Society and/or to the industrial/commercial application of water may be invited to accept the grade of Fellow.

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Associate Membership

Applicants who have the academic qualifications but not the experience, or those who have the experience but lack the academic qualifications will be elected to Associate Member.

Temporary Associate Membership

Applicants with neither the experience nor the qualifications may apply for Temporary Associate. This grade can be awarded to those who commit to a minimum of 24 hours relevant vocational training, including at least one WMSoc course (or equivalent), in a specified period. Once this is completed they may apply for Associate membership.

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Technician Membership

Applicants who are engaged in water management and are practically skilled, or complete this work as only part of their responsibilities. This category does not allow those who are accepted at this level to use letters after their name.

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Student Membership

For individuals pursuing related studies with the intention of progressing to higher membership grades.

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Retired Membership

Any member of at least 5 years continuous membership who has permanently retired from full-time salaried employment. Please contact the Secretariat to apply for this grade of membership.

Nominee Grade Membership

Council has, for some time, been aware of a large constituency of personnel on the periphery of the water treatment sector who are not eligible for WMSoc membership under the current rules. By expanding the existing Student membership, it is hoped to rectify this and to make available the many benefits of WMSoc membership to this group, which come largely from the facilities management and maintenance sectors. This category grants no voting rights and does not allow those who are accepted at this level to use letters after their name; the company receives the advantage of access for its people to the benefits of the training courses and regular informative contact from the WMSoc. For an application form for Group subscription which gives Nominee membership Click here.

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Membership Grades & Fees 2022

Membership Grade Price
Full Member £127
Fellow £127
Associate £118
Temporary Associate £68
Technician £61
Student £42
Retired* Applicable to members of at least 5 years permanently retired from full-time salaried employment. £42
Group Up to 5 Nominees can be registered for each Group membership. £660
*Evidence of this must be provided on application.

New Members Registration Fee £40
The rates above include VAT at 20%. The non-returnable Registration Fee, which is to be paid with the first subscription, covers administration costs and the issue of a Membership Certificate.
For new members joining throughout the year, a sliding scale of fees will apply.

Please note that there is likely to be an increase in the rates shown by the time any application submitted after December 2022 is approved. Any increase in rates will be informed at the appropriate time.

Payments can be made by credit/debit card, cheque or bank transfer.

  • Individuals should advise the Society of any changes in their qualifications and/or work experience that may affect their membership status.
  • Proof of qualifications will be required.
  • Statements of experience must be authorised by a member of the Society (Member/Fellow) or the applicant’s supervisor.
  • Please see each section for specific requirements regarding supporting documents and any additional information.
  • Please note that there a non-returnable registration fee of £40 to cover administration costs.
  • All new members will be published in our waterline journal once approved. However, if you prefer not to be included please contact the office.
  • The use of the WMSoc Logo or any related imagery is NOT PERMITTED for personal or commercial use.

Membership of the Society does not imply competence in any way. A full definition of competence can be found here