Waterkeeper Alliance, a global non-profit water advocacy organization, has appointed Amane Advisors Partner Bill Malarkey to its President’s Council. As the head of North America business for the world’s leading strategic advisory firm in water, resource recovery, and energy recovery, Bill’s extensive solutions-based acumen will strengthen and advance the Alliance’s mission to protect everyone’s right to clean water in communities around the world.
To achieve its mission, Waterkeeper Alliance unites a global water movement of more than 300 community-based clean water advocates who collectively protect 2.7 million miles of waterways in 47 countries. The President’s Council, composed of volunteer leaders from a range of professional backgrounds, diversifies the expertise and perspectives that are essential to solving urgent water challenges, holding polluters accountable, combating climate change, and advancing environmental justice to ensure clean, healthy, and abundant water is available for all people and the planet.
“As communities around the world face unprecedented attacks on clean water, it is more important than ever to partner with passionate and talented people who are willing to dedicate their time, strategic guidance, and oversight in this battle for our future,” said Marc Yaggi, CEO of Waterkeeper Alliance.
“Gaining Bill’s friendship, insights, and experience is a major win for our global movement and the waterways we work so hard to protect. We’re honored and excited to have him join our President’s Council as we continue to diversify our connections and deepen our impact in the global water space.”
As a strategic advisor for companies and investors in a variety of segments across the water and waste sectors, Bill is a trusted thought leader in the water industry, regularly leading and participating in panel discussions on topics such as industrial water risk, utilities, water/climate adaptation, and water reuse. His extensive domestic and global experience includes senior corporate development and strategy roles with Severn Trent, American Water, Thames Water, and RWE as well as leading the “Water & Industrials” investment banking practice at the boutique firm of Boenning & Scattergood, Inc.
“Waterkeeper Alliance has built a well-deserved reputation for driving positive water action and championing policies that protect – and enable the regeneration of – critical water resources,” said Malarkey. “I look forward to supporting the organization’s efforts in the U.S. and around the world, particularly in highlighting how, by prioritizing water, businesses, and communities, we can ensure they can thrive long into the future.”
Based in Philadelphia, one of Amane’s eight global offices, Bill has served as an Advisory Board Member of the Urban Water Council of the US Conference of Mayors, and as Vice Chairman of the Water Institute of the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships. He currently serves on the board of Ocean Exchange, a nonprofit organization that promotes the advancement of the blue economy through sustainable and innovative solutions.