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Water Leader: 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