Loïc Fauchon was born in Villequier and has been living in the South of France for over fifty years. He graduated from the Institute of Political Studies of Aix-en-Provence in 1970, and subsequently prepared a PhD in Economics and Tourism Law. He initially had an eclectic career in the civil service. This career path led him to the Verdon Joint Association at the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council, then to the Bouches-du-Rhône Regional Council, and to the General Secretariat of the City of Marseille. He was also Director of the Office of the Mayor in the City of Marseille. He also underscored his desire to serve the public by becoming Mayor of Trets, a municipality in the Bouches-du-Rhône region, in 1989 and until 1997. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Marseille Water Authority (SEM) in 1991 and became its Ch airman and CEO in 1997, heading a group of 17 companies and 1,900 employees. He is fully aware of the vital importance of water through the many missions he conducts around the world – and particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa – for “TransSahara”, a humanitarian association he created in 1977 to help emergency-affected populations He further developed this humanitarian aspect in SEM by creating an entity called “Waterhelp”, which intervenes in both crisis situations and for development actions. Loïc Fauchon has also demonstrated this vocation to serve the “water cause” at international level via the actions of the World Water Forum, which he chaired for nearly ten years (2005-2012) and where he is currently the Honorary President. He also has many responsibilities in the water and environment sectors and advises various international organizations and governments for the preparation of water policies. He is Chairman of the Morocco Water Authority and Board Member in various organizations, such as the Rhône Mediterranean Corsica Water Agency, and the Institute of Political Studies of Aix-en-Provence. He is also a member of the United Nations High Level Panel on Water and Disaster. He has been Chairman and CEO of SAFIM since October 2014. He was made Knight of the Legion of Honor in 2003. He was born on 20 June 1948 and is married with three children.
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Between 3 and 4 billion of people still don’t have access to drinking water and 1.4 billion live without electricity. Which link between water and electricity? Which approaches to improve people’s access to these two resources? How are these two challenges taken into account in the Post-2015...