Mike Muller is a Visiting Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Public and Development Management, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. In addition to his research, he advises a range of national and international organisations on water and development issues and, since 2012, has chaired the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water Security. From 1997-2005 he was Director-General of the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, during which time he was responsible for the development and implementation of extensive policy and legislative reform and initiation of a range of national water programmes and projects. Between 1988 and 1994, he was responsible for infrastructure and policy programmes at the Development Bank of Southern Africa; from 1979 to 1988 he managed water and sanitation programmes for the Government of Mozambique.
A registered professional engineer in South Africa, he is a Fellow of the South African Institute of Civil Engineer (SAICE) and the Water Institute of Southern Africa and is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the UK Institution of Civil Engineers. Prof Muller writes extensively for both popular and academic media and has published a number of books and reports on health, water and development issues. These include The Health of Nations; Integrated Water Resource Management in Practice: Better Water Management for Development; Water Management and Water Security and Climate Change Adaptation: Early Impacts and Essential Responses; and Regional approaches to food and water security in the face of climate challenges: A practical approach to meaningful regional integration. He holds a BSc (Hons) from the City University, London and an MSc from the University of Witwatersrand.