President, Aqua Publica Europea, Former Deputy of Town Mayor, Paris, Former President, Eau de Paris
BACKGROUND / Academic and professional background
Studies ending with a PhD in Geoplotics from the CRAG (Center of Researches and geopolitical analysis directed by Yves Lacoste and Beatrice Giblin)
From 2001 to 2014, member of Paris City Council then deputy mayor of Paris charged with water, sanitization and canal management.
CEO of the SAGEP (Anonymous Management Corporation of Paris Waters) then president of the EAU de PARIS state-owned company (production, distribution and billing of water in Paris).
Cofounder and President of the European network of public operators, Aqua Publica Europea.
Cofounder of the French network of public water managers, France Eau Publique.
Initator and leader of the remunicipalization of water in Paris
ACHIEVEMENT/ What is your project, initiative, start-up, company all about?
The next international meeting for climate (COP21), lead by France will occur in Paris at the end of 2015. It is a crucial deadline because it has to end with a multipartite agreement on the climate. Nevertheless, the question of water is not discussed enough whereas it is a key element of life on earth. The stakes of water and climate are inextricably linked.
LOCATION/ In which city, country, part of the world do you conduct your activities?
France, Europe, Earth …
IMPACT/ What is the positive economic, social, political, environmental…of the activity, project, initiative, start-up, company?
Awareness raising and mobilization of all the concerned actors, and more widely of the whole society around the water stakes.
QUOTE/ A saying, quote or reference phrase that tells something about you
« Pessimism is of a temper, optimist is of a will »(Alain)