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Royal Academy of Engineering names Arup Water Leader as new Fellow

Charlotte S Charlotte Fernández UKIMEA Press Office,Leeds
7 October 2019

Dr Mark Fletcher, Arup’s Global Water Business Leader, has been welcomed by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) as a new Fellow for 2019. The Academy's Fellowship represents the nation’s best engineering researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, business and industry leaders.

This appointment is in recognition of Mark’s exceptional leadership inspiring contribution to the water industry, including his ‘Design for Water’ business and research strategy. This unique approach introduced the concept of integrated water management - incorporating blue and green infrastructure to complement conventional water solutions – in to the public realm.

This prestigious fellowship represents the pinnacle of my career and reflects a lifelong passion and fascination with the same water cycle that is becoming more dynamic as a result of human activity. I will continue to engage globally to meet the challenge of climate change with renewed commitment to galvanise collective action as we look to mitigate the causes and adapt to the impacts of this global threat. ” Mark Fletcher Mark Fletcher Global Water Leader

Mark is one of fifty-four leading engineers from the UK and around the world have been elected as Fellows of the RAEng in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession. Election to the Academy is by invitation only. 

Our Fellows are at the heart of all Academy activities and I am delighted to welcome these highly successful, creative and inspiring engineering leaders to the Fellowship. There has never been a more important time for the Academy to advance and promote excellence in engineering so that the engineering profession can continue to contribute to societal wellbeing and economic growth. ” Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS President of the Royal Academy of Engineering

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