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Global Water Summit 2014: Water for Growth

Date: 07 April 2014 - 08 April 2014
Location: Paris, France
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7-8 April, 2014 - Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel and Conference Center, 17 Boulevard Saint-Jacques, Paris, FRANCE


The theme of this year’s Global Water Summit is “Water for Growth”. It reflects the fact that water is not just necessary to facilitate economic expansion, but that the productivity gains that can be achieved through new technologies, better operational practices, and inspired leadership mean that water can be an engine of growth in itself, for cities and for businesses.

But growth in the water sector over the past five years has proved a slow and painful process. Most businesses operating in the international water sector are still finding the market harder than it was before the crash. That’s because competition has increased in their traditional markets, while the growth opportunities have moved to new areas.  The opportunities are in unconventional oil and gas, Africa’s economic  renaissance, emerging markets which have long since out-grown their legacy infrastructure, new financial models, and new approaches to performance in the utility sector.

It is an exciting time, but also a confusing time. The Global Water Summit in Paris on 7th and 8th April is there to help you make sense of the future, and to ensure that you are part of it.


  • David Kilcullen CEO / Caerus Associates

  • TBC: Dr David Korenfeld Director General / National Water Commission in Mexico (CONAGUA)

  • Christopher Gasson Publisher / Global Water Intelligence

  • His Excellency Dr Al-Alshaikh Deputy Governor for Planning & Development, SWCC / Director,IDA

  • William Ambrose Global Head of Business Risk / Norges Bank

  • Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf / President of Liberia

  • Jean-Michel Herrewyn Executive Vice President / Veolia Global Enterprises

  • Karlene Maywald Chair / National Water Commission, Australian Government

  • Maureen Stapleton General Manager / San Diego County Water Authority

  • Prof Srinivas Chary Dean of Research & Management Studies and Director, Centre for Governance and Infrastructure Development / Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI)

  • Abdulmonem Elhassadi Chairman, Board of Directors, General Desalination Company of Libya (GDCOL) / Professor, University of Benghazi, Libya

  • Adam Lovell Executive Director / Water Services Association of Australia

  • Ahmad Zahadi Jamil CEO / Ranhill Utilities Sdn Bhd (RUSB)

  • and others

Agenda of the event can be found here.

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