Jo Parker

Independent Consulting specialist, Watershed Associates

Jo Parker is a chartered civil engineer and has worked in the water industry for over 40 years. She has held a variety of senior roles with UK water companies. She has also worked in a variety of other countries as varied as Afghanistan and Australia. She was awarded the MBE by the Queen in 1994 for services to the water industry.

She currently works as an independent consultant specialising in the management of water mains. She is Vice-president Engineering of the Institute of Water, a Board Member of the Engineering Council and a fellow of the International Water Association as well as a member of the management board of the Water Loss Specialist Group. Last year she was recognised by the Women’s Engineering Society as one of the top women engineers working in sustainability.

When not working she can be found tending her herd of pedigree alpacas or leaping into freezing lakes as part of her triathlon training!

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