Blanca has been granted a Fellowship of the RSA

Blanca Antizar, Director of Consultancy, Europe at Isle, has been granted a Fellowship of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.

The prestigious Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, commonly known as the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) have welcomed Dr Blanca Antizar, Director of Consultancy Europe, into the selected enlightenment organisation. This was based on recognition of her role with Isle and her experience of sustainability projects.

Founded in 1754, the RSA aims to share powerful ideas, carry out cutting-edge research and build networks and opportunities for people to collaborate, helping to create fulfilling lives and a flourishing society. Fellows of the RSA are elected by a panel of existing fellows who consider the nominee’s merits, creativity and alignment with the society’s ambitions. Fellows are permitted to use the post-nominal letters ‘FRSA’ and Blanca joins a select group of around 29,000 fellows globally, including Dame Judi Dench, Bob Dylan and Tim Berners-Lee; former fellows of the RSA include Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, Charles Dickens and Benjamin Franklin.

“I am extremely pleased about my successful nomination as a Fellow of the RSA” said Blanca. “What keeps me awake at night is the grand challenge to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water. I hope to have the opportunity to work with other Fellows of the RSA to bring new concepts and ideas into my work but also contribute to sustainability in wider areas of society. I hope this helps broaden my work and engagement through Isle into existing and future projects being undertaken by the RSA”

A short biography for Blanca:

Blanca Antizar is an internationally recognised expert in sustainable water management and environmental remediation technologies. She has worked in the UK and Spain across academia, NGO, industry and consulting roles. This has included projects in water supply in Cambodia, Malawi and Sierra Leone, waste to energy in the UK, fate and environmental impact of emerging contaminants in Spain, China and India and bioremediation technologies in Israel, Spain and Chile. Blanca is editor of the book ‘Water production and wastewater Treatment’ (2011) Nova Publisher and author of more than 100 peer review papers Her innovative approach has been recognised through various personal international awards and she chairs the Innovation Board of the award winning multimillion H2020 European project INCOVER. She is Fellow of the RSA; Fellow of the RSE Young Academy of Scotland; Member of the International Water Association (IWA), Water Supply and Sanitation (WssTP), Editorial Board of Water Science and Technology and also member of the Industrial Advisory Board, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow. Blanca is a Non-Executive Board Member of the NGO Asociación-Ria, Spain, focused in sustainable environmental remediation and considering social and ethical impacts.

Blanca can be contacted on For more information on Isle visit You can also follow @isleutilities and @bantizar on Twitter.

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