Water Asset Management, LLC (WAM) invests globally in companies and assets that ensure water quality and water supply. WAM believes that scarce water is the resource defining the 21st century just as plentiful oil defined the last century. WAM manages both public and private equity funds and water investments include water and waste water utilities, water treatment and technologies, water transmission infrastructure and water resources such as water rights, aquifer storage, water effluent credits, and water rich agriculture in the arid South West U.S. and Australia. WAM implements an active management approach to its investment strategy including taking private a listed U.S. Water Utility, successful proxy initiatives, and regular engagement with company boards and senior management on capital allocation and governance issues. WAM’s team has high level experience in water utility operation and regulation, water rights law, water resource development, water treatment technology, desert agriculture and advises water focused NGOs. A WAM partner Chairs Water Aid America and is a Trustee of Water Aid International. Mr. Diserio has been a guest lecturer on water industry economics and policy at the Brookings Institute, the World Bank, Harvard’s Kennedy School, Wharton Business School, Babson College Columbia University, and the Kellogg School of Management. Prior to co-founding Water Asset Management in 2005, Mr. Diserio spent 25 years in fund management and securities analysis at Diserio Partners LP., Schafer Cullen, Water Street Capital, PaineWebber, and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. Mr. Diserio graduated from Bowdoin College in 1981 with a B.A. in Government and History.