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Global Water Summit 2014     Water For GrowthParis, France | 7-8 April

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Global Water Summit 2014 | Paris, France | 7-8 April

Water for growth

Many thanks to all delegates and speakers that helped to make this Summit such a success. Speakers' presentations and Q&A and voting from the audience will be posted on this site as soon as possible. Please watch out for an emailed password for access.

The theme of this year’s Global Water Summit is “Water for Growth”. It reflects the fact that water is not just necessary to facilitate economic expansion, but that the productivity gains that can be achieved through new technologies, better operational practices, and inspired leadership mean that water can be an engine of growth in itself, for cities and for businesses.

But growth in the water sector over the past five years has proved a slow and painful process. Most businesses operating in the international water sector are still finding the market harder than it was before the crash. That’s because competition has increased in their traditional markets, while the growth opportunities have moved to new areas.  The opportunities are in unconventional oil and gas, Africa’s economic  renaissance, emerging markets which have long since out-grown their legacy infrastructure, new financial models, and new approaches to performance in the utility sector.

It is an exciting time, but also a confusing time. The Global Water Summit in Paris on 7th and 8th April is there to help you make sense of the future, and to ensure that you are part of it.



BOOK YOUR SITE VISIT TODAY - DEADLINE 21ST MARCH  *FULL and OVER-SUBSCRIBED. Sorry to those who are disappointed*

Urgent - see the arrangements on the Agenda for the site visit to Mery-sur-Oise WTP in Paris on Wednesday 9th.

This list will close this Friday 21st for security reasons so book your place now.


What our delegates think... (Seville Summit April 2013)

"The GWI Summit has a higher density of decision makers than any other water conference and is a fantastic place to get things done. "

Andrew Kable, H2O Talent

"I find the GWI summit stimulating and thought provoking, the opportunity to meet and talk with leaders in the industry is very valuable."
John Ringham, SA Water

"I was surprised at how useful I found the summit as a means for discussion and summing up of the globally shared challenges related to water and the solutions various players are thinking of.  It was especially notable to see the developing interest in the water issue across so many market sectors (from finance to increased accountability in mining/energy/industry)."
Brendon Theunissen, Aurecon Group

"Excellent use of my time, where a number of new and probably highly valuable business relationships have been initiated."
Craig Lawson, Scottish Water

"It was a very pleasant and enriching experience."
Ernesto Zaldivar, Proinversion

"Awesome networking place."
Johann Clere, Veolia

"I attend 12-18 conferences a year and GWI’s is my favourite."
Mohsen Mortada, Arcadis

"To me it was by far the best event in the year - again, everything was well managed and delivered professionally!"
Dobromir Simidchiev

"GWI’s Summit remains one of the most interesting water summits available."
Nizar Kammourie, SAWACO

"Excellent ... a fantastic forum for ideas and experiences exchange !!"
Luis Rafael Barberii Villarroel, PDVSA

"I go to many events worldwide. This was one of the best I have ever attended, and it was definitely the best organized."
Howard Scott, Cognyst

"Excellent! The Global Water Summit is always a highlight of the water world year, and 2013 was one of the best so far."
Michael Deane, NAWC


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Global Water Summit 2014 Speakers