David Lloyd Owen is Envisager Limited's founder and managing director. Envisager works for clients individually and with a network of companies and contacts forged across the past thirty-five years. Since 1995, Envisager has developed a unique series of global databases covering companies active in the water and wastewater sectors and the markets they serve.
David was a technology equity analyst at Savory Milln (now UBS) starting just before 1986's “Big Bang” and Banque Paribas, where he became a water analyst in 1989 and at Ecofin Limited (Founding Director) and Delphi International (Director, Research), two environmental investment boutiques. He has worked for corporate clients, institutional investors, multilateral agencies, and government bodies. As a member of the advisory board of the Pictet Water Fund, which currently has assets of €9.1 billion, he contributed to the development of the Fund since its inception in 2000. He was a Member of Glas Cymru Cyf, the non-profit company set up to manage the assets and operations of Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water for ten years.
Publications include ten books on water, along with papers, columns and conference presentations, including ‘Global Water Funding: Innovation and Efficiency as Enablers for Safe, Secure and Affordable Supplies' published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020, 'Smart Water Technologies and Techniques: Data Capture and Analysis for Sustainable Water Management' published by John Wiley in 2018, ‘inDepth' published by Arup in 2015 and ‘The Sound of Thirst: Why urban water for all is essential, achievable and affordable' published by Parthian Books in 2012 along with 14 editions of the ‘Pinsent Masons Water Yearbook' published by Pinsent Masons between 1999 and 2012 and writes a monthly column for Global Water Intelligence.
Professional qualifications include Chartered Geographer (FRGS), and Chartered Environmentalist (MIEEM). He has a first degree in Environmental Biology at Liverpool University and a Doctorate in Applied Ecology at Jesus College, Oxford University. David is a member of the Court of the Worshipful Company of Water Conservators.