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Global Water Summit 2019 - Disruptive Solutions


On April 8th – 10th 2019 the Global Water Summit returns to London to discuss Disruptive Designs.

Disruption creates enormous opportunities as well as obstacles, and it offers real solutions to previously intractable problems. While barriers to trade grab the headlines, huge new markets are opening up in an unprecedented fashion. In the global water sector the story is collaboration and consolidation.

What the leaders of the water sector need to make the most of this new volatility is a clear global view and the right contacts. How are current trends going to play out, and how will it affect supply chains, revenue streams and business relationships? Where are the new opportunities, and who are the people you need to talk to? Where is the “fake news”?


Breakout sessions within the strands focus on

  • Industry
  • Desal
  • Digital
  • Finance
  • Technologies
  • Wastewater
  •  Leading Utilities of the World


Sessions are broken up into discussion panels, presentations, or roundtables.


An outstanding lineup of speakers at the 3 day event includes:

  • Susanne Dorasil, Head of Division Water, Urban Development, Mobility, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Steve Robertson, CEO, Thames Water, UK
  • Bertrand Camus, Group Senior Executive Vice President, Africa, Middle East, India, Asia and Pacific, SUEZ
  • Gisela Kaiser, Executive Director: Utilities, City of Cape Town
  • Katrin Bruebach, Associate Director, 100 Resilient Cities
  • Laurent Auguste, Senior Executive Vice President – Development Innovation & Markets, Member of the Executive Committee, Veolia
  • Roger Harrabin, Environment Analyst, BBC
  • Cristophe Cros, Chairman of Water Technologies & Solutions, SUEZ
  • Heidi Mottram CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Northumbrian Water Group
  • Aude Giard, Chief Digital Officer, Veolia Water Technologies
  • Biju George, Executive Vice President, Operations and Engineering, DC Water
  • Booky Oren, CEO and Chairman, Booky Oren Global Water Technologies
  • Bruce Smith, Acting Managing Director, Emirates Water and Electricity Company


  • Chau Sai-wai, Deputy Director of Water Supplies, Hong Kong SAR Government
  • Chen Jyh-Woei, Director, Sewage System Office of CPAMI, Taiwan
  • Christ Thurston, Head of Sustainability, Watercare Services, New Zealand
  • David L. Johnson, Deputy General Manager of Engineering and Operations, Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • Deane Dray, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
  • Dr. Chien-Hsin Lai, Director General, Water Resources Agency under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan
  • H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO, DEWA
  • Luis Francisco De Lope Alonso, Managing Director for International Business, Aqualia
  • Miguel Angel Sanz, President, International Desalination Association & Director of Strategic Development, Suez Treatment Infrastructure
  • Roelof Kruize, CEO, Waternet, The Netherlands
  • Terri Benson, Managing Director, South East Water, Australia
  • Thierry Noel, Managing Partner, Amane Advisors
  • Thomas Altmann, Vice President, Technology, ACWA Power, Saudi Arabia

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