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Successful utilities are the absolute core of SDG6. The 300 Water Leaders initiative aims to accelerate the success of 300 utilities to ensure that 300 million additional people are connected to piped potable water and safe sanitation services by 2030.

We’re committed to SDG6

Each member pledges to extend water and/or sanitation services within the definitions provided by the SDG6.1/6.2/6.3 to a certain number of people.

We share knowledge

Each utility leader submits a roadmap to SDG6 that details their biggest challenges and successes, creating a collective knowledge for members.

We work together

Members meet face-to-face annually at the Global Water Summit and regional meetings co-located with other events.

We connect members to finance

Our development finance partners host workshop events to introduce members to new financial models such as blended finance and climate finance.

Our members

Members of the 300 Water Leaders group are utilities committed to approach the SDG6 target with transformational ideas, ambitious targets and rigorous strategy. The 300 group creates the space for utility leaders to consult fellow members facing similar challenges, as well as the opportunity to celebrate successes when key milestones are achieved.
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Whats next?

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The 300 Water Leaders group will meet for the first time on a global scale since its launch in 2023, at the Global Water Summit in London. Members will take part in an invite-only workshop with development finance partners to brainstorm solutions to utility challenges. Utility leaders will unveil their SDG6 roadmaps and decide how to take action towards achieving their pledge.

Previous events

Global launch: Berlin Global Water Summit (May 2023)
Event 1
Collaboration with SEAWUN at Vietnam Water Week (September 2023)
Event 2
Monterrey workshop (November 2023)
Event 3
Abidjan workshop at OECD’s roundtable onfinancing water in Africa (November 2023)
Event 4

Steering committee

Pablo bereciartua

Pablo Bereciartua

Chairman, Global Water Partnership | Minister for Infrastructure, Buenos Aires
William muhairwe

William Muhairwe

Executive Director, Global Water Leaders Group | CEO, 2ML Consulting | Formerly: CEO, Ugandan National Water and Sewerage Corporation
Srinivas chary vedala

Professor Srinivas Chary Vedala

Centre Director, Administrative Staff College of India | CEO, WASH Innovation Hub
Virgilio rivera

Virgilio (Perry) Rivera Jr.

CEO, WatSan Analytics | Formerly: COO, operating subsidiaries of Manila Water
Juan nicholas gavirira

Juan Nicolás Gaviria Bermúdez

Member of the Board of Directors for Empresas Publicas de Armenia, Colombia
Syed salahuddin ahmed

Syed Salahuddin Ahmed

Managing Director, Karachi Water & Sewerage Board
Sylvain usher

Sylvain Usher

Advisor to Board, African Water & Sewerage Association
Christopher gasson

Christopher Gasson

Publisher, GWI


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Partner with us

Utilities need support to execute ambitious plans. The 300 Group is seeking partners to ensure finance, knowledge and technical expertise reaches the utility leaders striving for SDG6.
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To learn more about the 300 group or our work with utilities, contact us!
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