9th International Water Regulators Forum

  • Regulators
  • Governance
  • SDGs
  • International Water Regulators Forum
  • Sanitation
  • Water policy & regulation


The International Water Regulators Forum (IWRF) is the international meeting of the global network of regulators of IWA. It gathers high-level representatives of regulatory authorities and officials of agencies with regulatory and supervisory functions over the provision of water, sanitation, and wastewater treatment services.

The 9th IWRF will be held during the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition in August 2024 in Toronto, Canada, where a highly prioritised agenda addressing current regulatory priority challenges and topics of interest to regulators will be covered. Attendance of the Forum is by invitation only. The Forum will conclude with a closing plenary where discussions will be summarised and recommendations presented, providing an opportunity to engage with other relevant stakeholders and explore the interlinkages between regulation, science, policy and practice. The Forum is being shaped and steered by a diverse and motivated Programme Committee, a committed group of professionals consisting of high-profile members of the IWA Regulators Community.

To request an invitation to the Forum or for more information about the Forum and its technical content, please contact Isabela Espindola, IWA’s Membership Engagement Senior Officer, responsible for IWA’s Water Policy and Regulation agenda.

Programme Committee

Name Affiliation Country
Batsi Majuru (Chair)
International Network of Drinking-water and Sanitation Regulators (RegNet-WHO) Switzerland
Elvira Estruch Juan
IWA SG Benchmarking and Performance Assessment representative Spain
Federica Brenner
Ente Regulador de Agua y Saneamiento (ERAS) Argentina
Filipe Sampaio
Brazilian Water and Sanitation Agency (ANA) Brazil
Funke Adepoju
Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission Nigeria
Heather Smith
IWA SG Public and Customer Communication representative United Kingdom
Jim Graham
Taumata Arowai New Zealand
Juan Carlos Fuentes
Ente Regulador de los Servicios de Agua Potable y Saneamiento (ERSAPS) Honduras
Kala Sritharan
IWA CoP Adaptive Water Governance & Policy representative Canada
Lansana Gagny Sakho
IWA SG Institutional Governance and Regulation representative Senegal
Loga Sunthri Veeraiah
National Water Services Commission (SPAN) Malaysia
Mara Ramos
Department of Water and Electricity (DAAE) Brazil
Mauro Gutiérrez
ADERASA/Superintendencia Nacional de Servicios de Saneamiento Peru
Mohammad Said Al Hmaidi
Water Sector Regulatory Council of Palestine (WSRC)
Vera Eiro
Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority (ERSAR) Portugal
Peter Mutale
National Water Supply and Sanitation Council (NWASCO) Zambia
Yvonne Magawa
Eastern and Southern Africa Water and Sanitation Regulators Association (ESAWAS) Zambia