THALES WATER ADVISORS

The firm was founded by three of the industry's leading experts on water, with decades of experience in technology, operations, finance and strategy who bring a vast network of industry experts, and
proprietary insights on technical and market trends.

THALES provides clients with the most

comprehensive and insightful

perspectives on the sector 

We are committed to excellence by our:

creativity & differentiated perspective

objectivity & independence

thoroughness

integrity

THALES provides leading insights that

enable strategic and tactical

decision making

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"All things are from water and all things are resolved into water.”

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THE THALES (THAY-leez) STORY

Thales Water Advisors is named after the philosopher Thales of Miletus one of the seven sages of ancient Greece.  Thales was credited as the founder of naturalistic theory who considered water as the arche, or the primary principle – it is the nature of all things.

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20

Years

Industry

Experience

20

Years

Investment

Projects

50

Completed

3

Experienced

Partners

Experience

LEADING RESOURCES & NETWORK

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  • Proprietary research into segmentation, market trends, market analysis

  • Broad technical, market dynamics, and industry information

  • Proprietary 5,000 company database – largest in the industry

  • Modelling, lifecycle cost analysis, and benchmarking data

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  • Dozens of industry leaders (CEOs, COOs, CTOs, SVP-Sales) and technical experts in our network

  • Alliances with industry organizations

  • Connections with executives at most large water companies and hundreds of start-ups

  • Networked with dozens of venture capital funds, private equity funds, and family offices

OUR TEAM

LEADERSHIP

RAFAEL D. SIMON, PH.D.

Former COO, ZENON Environmental

Former Partner VantagePoint Capital Partners

Founder of Aquamark Technology Partners

Terry Mah | Thales Water Advisors LLC

TERRY J. MAH, PH.D.

Former CEO, Veolia North America

Former COO, Veolia Water Technologies

Founder of The Malabar Group

Founder of TerraFin Partners

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DAVID L. ROSE, CFA

Former SVP – Wedbush Securities and Jefferies & Co.

Founder of H2O Insights

SUPPORTED BY OUR EXPERT NETWORK

THALES draws upon an established network of trusted collaborators recognized in the industry for their strategic, operational,

financial and technical leadership and expertise,

some of whom are featured below

JEAN-MICHEL HERREWYN

Global Water Executive

Former Global Veolia CEO

Founder fWE

DEBRA COY

Finance & Policy Expert

XPV Water Partners Executive in Residence

Laurent Auguste | Thales Water Advisors LLC

LAURENT AUGUSTE

Global Water Leader

Former Veolia Innovation Director

EDWIN PINERO

Sustainability Executive

Former White House Environmental Executive

WILL SARNI

Strategist & Thought Leader

Founder The Water Foundry

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DR. KARL-MICHAEL MILLAEUR

Global Industry Executive

Former CEO

MICHAEL REARDON

Industry Leader & Entrepreneur

USFilter Co-Founder

DR. ERIC HOEK

Water Entrepreneur

UCLA Professor

JOE ZUBACK

Global Technology Executive

Former Siemens CTO

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DR. KIM STURGESS

Water Industry Leader

Order of Canada Member

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CHIBBY ALLOWAY

Water Industry Executive

Former Global CTO

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CHRIS MORRISON

Technical Executive

Former Ecolab Executive

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JACK ELLIOTT

Water Tech Executive

Former CEO Pure Technologies

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BRIAN PRINCE, SASB FSA

Environmental Executive

Founder Prince EcoAnalytics

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DAVID DOLPHIN

Digital Transformation Expert

Former Veolia Executive

RIMA FRANKLIN

Strategy & M&A Professional

Former Cargill Director

DR. LINDA BROWN

Leadership/Organization Expert

Former GM Executive

John-Philippe Filhol | Thales Water Advisors LLC

JEAN-PHILIPPE FILHOL

Environmental Entrepreneur

Former Veolia Executive

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HARALD JENSEN

Utility Executive

Former Veolia Executive

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CHUCK BLUMENSCHEIN

Technical Expert

Former Veolia Director

THALES also draws upon a number of specialized organizations

that contribute complementary capabilities and unique

perspectives to enable us to provide the most 

comprehensive insights and additional

services to our clients  

Global Water Intelligence | Thales Water Advisors LLC
Water Foundry | Thales Water Advisors LLC
SWAN | Thales Water Advisors LLC
Restore the Earth Foundation | Thales Water Advisors LLC
Aqaix Water Advisor | Thales Water Advisors LLC
WaterSMART Water Advisor | Thales Water Advisors LLC
Water Innovation Accelerator | Thales Water Advisors LLC
The Pinero Group | Thales Water Advisors LLC
fWE Water Advisor | Thales Water Advisors LLC
EcoMetrics REF Water | Thales Water Advisors LLC
M&A Science \ Thales Water Advisors LLC
BB Communications Group | Thales Water Advisors LLC
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Global Water Advisors | Thales Water Advisors LLC
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Alberta Water Advisors | Thales Water Advisors LLC
AquaMark Technology Water Advisors | Thales Water Advisors LLC
The Malabar Group Water Strategy | Thales Water Advisors LLC
H2O Insights Water Consultant | Thales Water Advisors LLC
CONTACT US
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THE THALES TEAM HAS WORKED WITH

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Most of the top 10 largest water companies

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Many of the top  100 largest public companies

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Many of the largest private companies

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Several of the top  20 largest family offices

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Many of the top 50 largest VC/PE firms

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Start-ups, small & medium-sized water companies