We are delighted to announce that Professor Lynda Warren, former Deputy Chair of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM), was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2017 for services to environmental protection in the UK and abroad.
Lynda is Emeritus Professor of Environmental Law at Aberystwyth University and Honorary Professor at Bangor and Birmingham Universities. She had been a member of CoRWM since it was established in 2003, and was latterly Deputy Chair until she left in November 2016.
Professor Warren said:
I am, of course, extremely pleased to have been given this award especially because it has been made in recognition of my work on radioactive waste, an area of environmental management that does not always receive the attention it deserves.
Lynda has over 25 years’ experience of radioactive waste management policy. Before she joined CoRWM she was a member of the Radioactive Waste Management Advisory Committee, chairing its working group on Dounreay. She has been a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution; the Board of Natural Resources Wales; Defra’s Science Advisory Council and the Board of British Geological Survey. She is an associate of Integrated Decision Making Ltd, a consultancy engaged in environmental policy advisory work, mainly in the nuclear sector.
Professor Laurence Williams, CoRWM Chair, said:
I am delighted that Lynda has been awarded an OBE. Her contribution to environmental protection in general and to the work of CoRWM in particular has been outstanding. It is fitting that Lynda’s dedication to finding a solution to the management of UK’s radioactive waste has been rewarded.