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Professor, South Africa

Mike Muller was Director-General of South Africa’s Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (1997-2005), a Commissioner of South Africa’s National Planning Commission (2010-2015) and chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water Security (2012-14). He previously worked at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and for the Mozambique Government. A registered professional engineer in South Africa and UK, he is a visiting Professor at the School of Governance, University of the Witwatersrand.

Mike has written extensively on water, natural resources, development and global change. He has a particular interest in Southern African integration and development including cooperative approaches to achieving regional food, water and energy security in the face of climate challenges.

He advises a variety of organisations from local to global level on water and development issues and is a member of the Climate Bonds Initiative Technical Working Group for Hydropower Investments. 

Associated sessions

10 May
14:30 - 16:00

The future of project sustainability assessment

Type: Focus session
Co-convenors: SECO

The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (“the Protocol”) was launched at the World Hydropower Congress in 2011, and has since been applied in every continent of the world.  

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