Graham Symmonds

Graham has more than 25 years’ experience in water utility operations, regulation, policy and finance as well as in the commercialization of smart water technologies. He provides expert analysis and insight into the relevance, viability and applicability of technology in the industry.

A prolific author and speaker, Graham co-authored the “Smart Grid for Water: How Data Will Save our Water and Your Utility” and his work has appeared in many industry publications, including: APWA Reporter, Water Utility Infrastructure Magazine, Water Efficiency, Water World, Water Canada, and Water Online.

Graham was formerly the Chief Knowledge Officer for FATHOM, where he established FATHOM as a thought leader in the smart water space, impressed utility operations requirements into the FATHOM products and drove knowledge for utilities from data. Prior to this he was the Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President for Regulatory Affairs and Compliance for Global Water Resources’ regulated utilities. Prior to joining Global Water, Graham was utility manager for Algonquin Water Resources of America (now Liberty Utilities), responsible for all business, technical and regulatory operations. In 1995, Graham joined Hill, Murray & Associates as Director of Operations. In 1986, Graham was commissioned as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy and spent nine years employed in a variety of operational and support roles.

Graham graduated from the University of Toronto in 1985 with a BASc degree in Mechanical Engineering and completed post-graduate work at the Royal Naval Engineering College in Plymouth, England.

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