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Honours favour water engineers


WATER AND flood defence engineers featured heavily in the Queen's birthday honours list out this week.

Chief executive of South West Water Robert John Baty (F) and director of integration for Scottish Water James Brown are both awarded the OBE for services to the water industry.

An OBE also went to chief executive of the Association of Drainage Authorities David Noble (F) for services to flood defence and land drainage.

MBEs were awarded to managing director for Severn Trent Water International James Hill (M) for services to the water industry and David Rooke (F) for services to flood defence and the environment.

Chief executive for British Waterways David Fletcher gets a CBE for services to inland waterways together with regional water quality manager for the Environment Agency Ian Michael Adams for services to water quality.

Other honours:


Chief inspector of fire services for the Department of Transport, Local Government and the Regions Graham Meldrum.


Vice chancellor University of Wales Bangor Professor Roy Evans (F) for services to higher education.

Vice chairman London Transport Brian Appleton for services to safety management.

Ex director for the UK Climate Impacts Programme Merylyn McKenzie Hedger for services to climate change assessment.

Signals and telecommunications engineer for Railtrack Dennis Howells for services to the railway industry.

Pollution prevention manager for the Environment Agency David Mathias for his work during the foot and mouth disease outbreak.

Transport and plant manager for the Environment Agency Stephen York, for services to the environment.

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