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Water Leader Magazine

Water Leader is the official publication of the Global Water Leaders Group and it is the foremost publication for water sector performance worldwide.

Our Focus

The magazine shares the stories of the sector's thought-leading and top-achieving CEOs and Ministers.

It also reports on the output of the Group's CEO-level workshops including the latest and most innovative leadership, management and operational performance models.

It is widely regarded as essential reading for current and future leaders in the water sector and with its focus on driving performance in urban water and rapidly growing cities, it undoubtedly speaks to the most pressing issue of our time.

Our Distribution

Water Leader has a global distribution of 2,500 CEOs, Ministers, Mayors and water sector thought-leaders in around 100 countries. It is sent three times per year: July, November and March in that order; July is the first issue in every volume because it reports on the major global meeting of the Water Leaders Group during the Global Water Summit.

Our Publishing

Water Leader magazine is published in collaboration with Global Water Intelligence - the Publishing and Events Partner on the Global Water Leaders Group.



"We received the new Global Water Leaders magazine – it is beautiful and well-written. A must read for all of my managers!"

– Gelia Frederick van Genderen, Director, Water Authority, Cayman Islands

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Latest Issue:
Volume 4, Issue 1, May 2016

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The Cover:

This cover features James Sano, CEO of Water Leaders Award winner, Rwanda’s WASAC. The global water sector decided this utility showed the strongest performance improvement in the developing world in 2015.

Featured Article:

The water and wastewater industry is often challenged for being risk-averse and often reluctant to embrace innovation. Historically, there is little information on how important innovation is for utilities and what their critical innovation needs are. The Global Water Leaders Innovation Survey 2016 and innovation case studies from across the globe shed light on utilities’ attitudes to innovation, current innovation efforts and unmet innovation needs.

Conference Report:

Global Water Summit and Global Water Awards, Abu Dhabi

  • Rashid Al Leem – Chairman, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority, UAE
  • Suleiman Aliyu Lere – Commissioner for Water Resources, Kaduna State Government, Nigeria
  • Elena Bourganskaia – Global Head of Water and Utilities, International Finance Corporation, USA
  • Brian Brady – General Manager, Fallbrook Public Utilities District, USA
  • Hazim El-Naser – Minister, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Jordan
  • Philip Gichuki – Managing Director, Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company, Kenya
  • Csaba Haranghy – Head, Budapest Waterworks, Hungary
  • Jo Ann Macrina – Commissioner, City of Atlanta, Department of Watershed Management, USA
  • Michael Markus – General Manager, Orange County Water District, USA
  • Steve Mwanza – Director, Water Supply and Sanitation, Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Malawi
  • Peter Joo Hee Ng – CEO, Public Utilities Board, Singapore
  • Yar Paul – Managing Director, South Sudan Urban Water Corporation, South Sudan
  • Alan Thomson – Managing Director, Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company, UAE
  • Kevin Young – Managing Director, Sydney Water, Australia