Michael White

Senior Urban Development Specialist (Urban Development)
Profile / Bio: 

Michael White is a civil/environmental engineer with 35 years of professional experience in the water and urban development sectors. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and a Master’s degree in water and waste engineering. He has been based in Southeast Asia for 27 years and has worked full-time in the development sector since 1997. Before joining the Asian Development Bank in 2009, Mr. White was staff with a number of large international consulting firms, specializing in water supply, sanitation, and urban development projects; involved at all project stages, from planning and concept through to implementation and beyond.

From 2011 to 2018, Mr. White was responsible for developing ADB’s rural and urban water supply and sanitation portfolio in Cambodia, in addition to administering similar projects across the region. He now heads the project administration and technical teams for the development and implementation of water supply, sanitation, solid waste, and urban development projects across Southeast Asia.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Urban and Water Sector 11 October 2022 Slides ADB Administration and Governance, Urban Development, Water
Water and Urban Development (Southeast Asia) 27 March 2019 Slides Water, Urban Development
Water and Urban Development (Southeast Asia) 22 March 2017 Slides ADB Administration and Governance, Urban Development, Water
Water and Municipal Infrastructure (Southeast Asia) 12 March 2014 Slides Urban Development, Water
Urban Operations (Southeast Asia) 21 March 2012 Slides Urban Development, Water