Professor Paul W Jowitt

Expert Advisor


Paul Jowitt is Professor of Civil Engineering Systems at Heriot-Watt University. He is a Past President (2009-10) of the Institution of Civil Engineers, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.  In 2011 he was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Services to Technology. He is President of the Commonwealth Engineers Council.

Between 1999 and 2014 he was the Executive Director of the Scottish Institute of Sustainable Technology – a research-led consultancy providing innovative solutions for sustainable development in the natural and built environments.  SISTech was a joint venture between Heriot Watt University and the international engineering consultancy MWH.

Paul’s major interests are in the fields of sustainable development, systems thinking, international development and water supply and water resources engineering

He was a Board Member of Scottish Water from 2002-2008, and a non-Executive Director of United Utilities Water from 2009-2011.