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Paul Jeffrey

Name : Paul Jeffrey

Job title : Head of Cranfield Water Science Institute.

Organisation : Cranfield Water Science Institute, Cranfield University.

Bio :

Paul Jeffrey is Professor of Water Management at Cranfield University, Head of the Cranfield Water Science Institute, and Director of the STREAM Industrial Doctorate Centre. A Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Prof. Jeffrey’s research interests encompass the development of sustainable water use arrangements and the relationships between human (e.g. socio-cultural, psychological, behavioural, economic), natural (e.g. water quality, environmental) and technological (engineering, technology & infrastructure design) dimensions of water management. Paul has worked on water reuse issues for over 20 years, supporting utilities, regulators, and technology providers. Paul has contributed over 100 journal & conference publications in fields as diverse as water resources management, science & society, technology assessment, social justice, and complex systems.

Marie Raffin

Name : Marie Raffin

Job title : Senior Research Scientist

Organisation : Thames Water Utilites

Bio :

Marie Raffin is a senior research scientist within the Innovation department of Thames Water Utilities Limited (TWUL). Marie’s research seeks to understand the feasibility of implementing wastewater reuse for potable and non-potable applications in the Greater London area. Her research focuses on assessing and selecting appropriate technologies, and understanding how they are influenced by governance, regulation, risk mitigation and public perception. Marie is also involved in research on the optimisation of water treatment processes such as coagulation, ozonation and reservoir management. Marie is currently leading TWUL's involvement in the EU funded DEMOWARE project promoting wastewater reuse in Europe. She holds a PhD in Applied Sciences from Cranfield University (United Kingdom), where her research focussed on the optimisation of membrane process operation for wastewater reuse. Marie also holds an MEng in chemistry from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mulhouse (France) and a BSc in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Haute Alsace (France).

Emmanuel van Houtte

Name : Emmanuel van Houtte

Job title : Geologist, R&D

Organisation : Intermunicipal Water Company of the Veurne Region (IWVA) Belgium

Bio :

Emmanuel van Houtte studied at the University of Ghent where he graduated in 1984 as a geologist with an option in hydrogeology. He joined the Intermunicipal Water Company of the Veurne Region (I.W.V.A.), as a geologist in 1992. He was appointed to develop a sustainable groundwater management system in the dunes of the western part of Belgium’s Flemish coast to remediate decreasing water levels and to guarantee current and future water extraction possibilities. This resulted in the development of a project for artificial recharge of the unconfined dune aquifer of St-André. Because no other water sources were available for year-round aquifer recharge, the IWVA decided to use reclaimed water from the Torreele facility for the production of infiltration water. The Torreele reuse/ St-André infiltration project is operational since July 2002. Emmanuel has extensive experience of technologies for water reuse and more specifically ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis. He has been involved in several European research projects on water reuse including the EC funded projects AQUAREC and RECLAIM WATER.

Jordi Bacardit

Name : Jordi Bacardit

Job title : Innovation Support and Learning Leader

Organisation : DOW Chemical Ibérica (DCI), Spain.

Bio :

Jordi Bacardit is a research and development (R&D) specialist in the Global Water Technology Centre of Dow Water and Process Solutions (DWPS) in Tarragona. His main responsibilities are to provide scientific support and guidance for the R&D and Technical Service & Development (TS&D) projects undertaken in the DWPS’ R&D centre. Jordi has more than 7 years of industrial experience in the field of water treatment technologies. He has a strong background in seawater desalination, not only including reverse osmosis but also pre-treatment and post-treatment technologies. As an R&D specialist, Jordi has lead or supervised a dozen of projects, some of them funded by Spanish and EU programs. In addition to his R&D responsibilities as project and team leader, Jordi has been involved in the design, commissioning and start up of Pilot Units in the EMEA region. These experiences provided him with a wide understanding of operational and maintenance strategies, control and automation of pilot systems for projects and operations in Spain, UK, USA, UAE and Saudi Arabia, among others. Jordi holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and more specifically on Advanced Oxidation Processes for industrial wastewater management from the University of Barcelona.

Alfieri Pollice

Name : Alfieri Pollice

Job title : Senior Research Scientist

Organisation : IRSA CNR

Bio :

Alfieri Pollice is a Senior Research Scientist at IRSA CNR (the Water Research Institute of the National Research Council of Italy). Over the last 20 years he has done extensive research and innovation work on biological wastewater treatments (e.g. anaerobic processes, nutrient removal, membrane bioreactors, combined processes, etc.). His main current activities focus on the application of surface filtration processes to municipal and industrial wastewater treatment and reuse. He has also a specific interest in non-conventional monitoring approaches to water quality and institutional settings and organization of water reuse services. Alfieri has a wide experience in participation and management of national and international projects, and he had responsibilities in relevant EC funded projects on reuse (e.g. Reclaim Water, Aquastress, Demoware, MBR Train, Innowatech, Water4Crops, etc.). He is currently Coordinator of the project “Meproware” funded within the call ERANET-Water JPI Waterworks2014, and he represents IRSA CNR in the Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform (WssTP), the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Water, and the Global Water Partnership. Alfieri is co-author of more than 140 papers published in peer reviewed journals, books, and conference proceedings.

Yvan Poussade

Name : Yvan Poussade

Job title : Senior Process Engineer

Organisation : Veolia

Bio :

Yvan is a senior process engineer at Veolia Technical & Performance Department. He has over 17 years of experience in water treatment with a particular technical expertise on membrane filtration. In this position, Yvan is involved in the validation of Veolia’s technical offers, the development and industrialisation of new technologies and processes, and more broadly in the provision of technical support and training where required. He also coordinates Veolia’s internal technical community of water reuse practitioners. Previously he spent 7 years as Research & Innovation Manager at Veolia Water Australia where he worked primarily on providing scientific and technical support to seawater desalination and water reuse projects. During this time, he was a member of the Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence Research Advisory Committee that delivered over 40 educational and research projects dedicated to water recycling.

Kristell Le Corre Pidou

Name : Kristell Le Corre Pidou

Job title : Office Manager

Organisation : Water Reuse Europe

Bio :

Graduated with a PhD from Cranfield University in 2006, Kristell Le Corre Pidou pursued her career in research with a particular interest in water recycling and reuse. She worked on a variety of research projects in the UK, France and Australia and also worked at the Gironde Council, Bordeaux, France, where she coordinated the EU project Water and Territories (SUDOE – INTERREG IVB) on new perspectives for water governance (2009). As a Research Fellow at the Advanced Water Management Centre at the University of Queensland (Australia), she led a research project on hospital wastewater characterisation, which was conducted in the context of the Western Corridor recycling scheme. Since 2014, Kristell has worked at the Cranfield Water Science Institute as a Research Fellow in Water Reuse.

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