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The World Bank and U.S. Government partnership on water: from the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the Climate Crisis.

May 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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A presentation by the WBG History Thematic Group

As the largest single country shareholder since the Bank was created, the United States is by default an important partner.  Different U.S. Administrations bring their own sectoral priorities which often align — but at times conflict with those of the Bank.  With the new Biden Harris Administration re-emphasizing global collaboration, the 1818 Society is hosting a lively discussion to reflect on the past 30 years of U.S. Bank collaboration, with a focus on the water sector.

Host: Chuck Ziegler, chair of WBG History TG


  • Julia Bucknall, Director, ESF, World Bank Group
  • Ron Hoffer, former Lead Environmental Specialist, WBG
  • Stephen Lintner, former Senior Technical Advisor, WBG
  • Aaron Salzberg, Director, North Carolina Water Institute, former Special Coordinator for Water, U.S. Department of State
  • Winston Yu, Senior Water Resources Specialist, WBG
  • Eileen Burke, Global Lead for Water Resources, WBG

(Please click HERE to read the full biographies of the discussants)


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May 26
10:00 am - 11:30 am


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1818 Society World Bank History Thematic Group