Founded in 2006, The Global Water Summit remains a unique event for the water sector. Not only does the event assemble more top corporate executives and water leaders than any other event, it also acknowledges the intrinsic connection between water and money and sets out to revolutionise the role of water in the global economy.
Today utility leaders, government ministers and corporate CEOs recognise that providing a sustainable water supply to the world’s businesses and communities is going to require high level capital investment that cannot be funded by public subsidy alone. The Global Water Summit explores the fundamental role that water plays in our economies and sets out to change the way water is financed; it’s about getting the price right – and paying that price.
The Summit is the major annual business meeting for the water industry. As a global platform for connecting the public and private sector and for accelerating change and innovation within the sector, it attracts the most influential industry representatives and also becomes a forum for business development and expanding your network.
Water will be the fundamental factor shaping economic growth in the decades up to 2050. But it starts now.
The IPCC’s 2014 assessment showed the effects of climate change are already hitting us through the water cycle. From our point of view at GWI, this means that, if we have any hope of adapting to these changes, it will have to involve a profound turn around in how we manage our water resources.
By 2050 our collective water challenge will be unlike anything the world has ever seen and it will run right across the entire supply chain from depleted ground sources through compromised consumer and business operations to wastewater treatment and reuse on an unprecedented scale.
It will also generate extraordinary opportunities for those with the right technology, partnership and financial solutions.
The Global Water Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi is going to break new ground for the sustainability of water as a source of business and economic growth. We will bring together our distinct community: the people who lead the businesses that supply and use water and the stakeholders whose decisions influence the way those businesses are run.
Utility leaders, government ministers, CEOs of corporations and their customers need to come to terms with this basic fact of life: that the state of water in 2050 is going to depend on what we do to make the world of water better – now.
They’ll be doing that at the Global Water Summit 2016.
Join us for the Global Water Summit 2016 on 19-20 April at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.
We will be asking you to imagine what the world of water will look like in 2050. What will we be leaving behind for the next generation?
This is one of the most important conferences to us since we have the chance to talk to and educate decision makers on a high level. Technology choice often makes a big difference and needs to be evaluated early in Master Plans, not solely by consultants and late in the design process.
Fantastic: excellent level of conversation, niche summit out of the ordinary.
GWS has its unique convening power to gather utilities and industry leaders. Good place to meet partners and keep abreast of industry trends.
As always, this is a brilliant opportunity to meet so many market participants in one venue.
Amazing — I know of no other conference which allows a Finance person to attend and get so much benefit. Most water conferences are technical and don’t appeal to Finance people. Thank you.
An experience not to be missed by any stakeholder in the water and sanitation sector.
Excellent opportunity to make new business and networking with decision makers.
The Global Water Summit is for those individuals who want to make a difference – to get involved, to join the debate and get things done. Whichever part of the industry you’re in, you’ll find you’re in the right place to meet more key water leaders than you ever thought possible.
The Global Water Leaders Group is a CEO-level non-profit organisation with the mission to create a better story for water by bringing together leaders from the water sector – utility directors, water ministers, mayors, regulators – to focus on the world’s water challenges. You can find out more about the Group at www.globalwaterleaders.org.
If you would like to become a Partner of the Group, contact the Secretary General of the Group, Samantha Yates, for more information