Global Water Leaders Group

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About the Global Water Leaders Group

The Global Water Leaders Group exists to make the world of water work better. Water services represent one of the great challenges of the 21st century. Growing scarcity, dilapidated infrastructure, environmental protection and rapid urbanisation are putting increased pressure on water utilities. By tapping into the expertise of water leaders from across the world, The Global Water Leaders Group aims to develop and deploy a common solution based around Find Out More the need for better coordination on finance, innovation and regulation.


Principal Activities:

  • Networking events: enabling utility leaders to meet to exchange ideas and experiences
  • Dissemination: GWI Magazine brings solutions to a wider leadership audience
  • Leadership training: executive programmes for water industry CEOs
  • Programme development: action on solutions to the water challenge

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Pipe Prosperity

A utility-led innovation to identify the causes of pipe failure has recently been completed in Sydney, Australia. The award-winning project has received international attention and has already paid for itself through operational savings of A$10 million ($8 million). Looking ahead, the project’s findings have contributed, together with other strategic initiatives, to lowering Sydney Water’s annual critical water main renewal cost from A$50 million ($38 million) to A$30 million ($23 million) with better targeting of maintenance and replacement of critical water pipes.