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Michael Norton MBE Visiting Senior Industrial Fellow

Visiting Senior Industrial Fellow in the Water Innovation and Research Centre (WIRC) @ Bath.


Michael Norton MBE has over 40 years of professional experience in the fields of water resources, urban water, and the environment. He has wide international experience and has worked on over 100 projects in more than 20 countries. He has led major water studies and projects in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia. Michael is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (and former Chair of the Water Expert Panel) and Fellow of Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. He has served as Professor Associate at Brunel University, Chair of Programme Advisory Committee at Cranfield University School of Water Science, and Visiting Lecturer at Oxford University School of Geography. He worked with the World Economic Forum’s Water Initiative from 2008 to 2011 and was Chair of the Water Security Programme Advisory Group of the Natural Environment Research Council. After 30 years in senior roles at Halcrow (now Ch2MHill) and Amec Foster Wheeler, Michael now runs his own specialist company Michael Norton Water Consultancy. He was awarded the MBE by the Queen in 2009 in recognition of his services to water and to international trade.