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Events 2014

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The Water Leaders met the Global Water Summit in Paris on April 7-8, 2014. In addition, there was an exclusive invitation-only Global Water Leaders Group Dinner on April 6, 2014 - sponsored by Suez Environnement. The findings of the CEO and Ministerial-level workshops sessions at the Summit was released in the July 2014 Issue of Water Leader Magazine.


The Water Leaders met at the American Water Summit in Houston on October 22-24, 2014. There was an exclusive invitation-only Global Water Leaders Group Workshop and Dinner on October 22, 2014 - the night before the Summit.


The focus of the Workshop was: Creating The Turning Point For US Water Sector Investment. More than 40 leaders attended to here presentations on the dynamic potential for growth in the water sector and to discuss further ideas and strategies to maximise growth in performance and investment. The presentations were given by:


  • George Hawkins (General Manager of DC Water)

  • Melissa Meeker (Executive Director of the WateReuse Association)

  • Governor Parris Glendening (President of Smart Growth America Leadership Institute)

  • Jim Nash (Water Resources Commissioner of Oakland County)

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The Global Water Leaders Group was proud to host the inaugural Caribbean Water Leaders Summit in Barbados on Saturday 29th November, 2014. The Summit brought more than 40 of the region’s thought-leading CEOs together with investors and technology specialists to set the scene for driving performance improvements in the utility sector. The Global Water Leaders Group partnered with the Caribbean Water and Sewerage Association Inc. (CAWASA), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the Global Environment Facility - Caribbean Regional Fund for Wastewater Management (CReW) Project in producing this inaugural Summit.

The Summit was a one-day event which focused on the cutting-edge developments in the Caribbean municipal water sector, with workshops and panel sessions on five key topics: (1) Accelerating Access; (2) Technology Focus; (3) Driving Performance; (4) Facilitating Finance; and (5) Improving Tariff Structures for a Sustainable Future.