Bill Kingdom
Global Lead for Water Supply and Sanitation, World Bank


Bill Kingdom is the Global Lead for Water Supply and Sanitation in the Water Global Practice of the World Bank. During his career in the sector he has worked extensively in South and East Asia, the Middle East, UK, USA, and Canada.

He has led urban and rural water supply and sanitation investment projects, supported regulators, provided policy advice and implemented a number of innovative PPP projects including small town and performance based leakage reduction contracts in Vietnam, wastewater operations contracts in Canada and a novel approach to deliver 24/7 water supplies in India. He has authored many papers including on the characteristics of well-run utilities, the role of aggregation in service delivery, performance based leakage control, and the challenges of measuring institutional performance. He is a benchmarking advocate and led the creation of IBNET which is now the world’s largest performance database of water utilities.

As Global Lead Bill is working to ensure that leading edge knowledge, people, and practices, both inside and outside the Bank, are made readily accessible to task teams so that they can give our clients the best support possible.