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Events 2012

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The Global Water Leaders Group inaugural dinner took place in Rome in 2012.

Some of the guests included:

  • Sue Murphy (Water Corporation, Australia)
  • Usha Rao-Monari (IFC)
  • Alfonso Lobato Faria (Aguas de Portugal)
  • H.E. Mohammed Al-Mahrouqi (PAEW, Oman)
  • Gerald Razafinjato (Sandandrano, Madagascar)
  • Michael Schneyderman (Rosvodokanal, Russia)
  • Jean-Michel Herrewyn (Veolia Water, France)
  • Dobromir Simidchiev (Minister of Regional Development, Bulgaria)
  • Fergus O’Dowd (Environment Minister, Ireland)
  • John Ringham (SA Water)


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‚ÄčOn 3rd July 2012, the Global Water Leaders Group held a breakfast meeting to coincide with Singapore International Water Week.

Among those attending were:

  • Shaun Cox (Melbourne Water)
  • Michiel van Haersma Buma (Delfland Water Board)
  • Taqsem Khan (Dhaka WASA)
  • Ramon Alikpala (National Water Resources Board, Philippines)

It enabled CEO-level executives attending Singapore Water Week to make contact during a diverse but important event in the international water calendar.

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November 2012 saw the first meeting of the American Water Leaders. Around 50 leaders from the Americas attended the invitation only event, which happended alongside the American Water Summit.

Attendees included:

  • Jeffrey Kightlinger (Metropolitan Water District of Southern California)
  • Jane Pagel (Ontario Clean Water Agency)
  • Dr. Gelia Frederick-van Genderen (Water Authority of the Cayman Islands)
  • Alan Forrest (Tuscon Water)
  • Moira Geer (Winnipeg Water & Waste Department)
  • Michael L. Connor (US Bureau of Reclamation)