Marie-Christine HUAU

Director of Water & Climate Strategy - Veolia Water France

Marie Christine Huau is an agricultural engineer from Paris Grignon (AgroParisTech), an oceanographer with a master's degree in Florida and a graduate of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion in Paris.

With a career in France and abroad dedicated to development and innovation, Marie Christine Huau has been working for 35 years on water, sea and coast 's issues, within major government bodies and leading groups in environmental services and ecological transformation.

She began her career with Captain Cousteau at the Australian Oceanographic Institute, working on the Great Barrier Reef in relation to climate and marine biodiversity. 

She then spent 15 years at SAUR (Bouygues Group's water and wastewater services company) as export business manager and then innovation director.

She joined Ifremer as Director of Development and Industrial Partnerships, and became involved in the issues of accidental pollution, coastal water quality and associated uses. 

She has been with Veolia for 16 years, managing major innovative water and energy projects. She is currently Director of Water & Climate Strategy. In this capacity, she contributes to the development of ecological transformation solutions to preserve aquatic environments and water resources. 

Promoted to Commandeur de l'Ordre national du Mérite (Commander of the National Order of Merit), she gives lectures for all audiences and is involved in associations for water, the sea and biodiversity. She is Honorary President of the AgroParisTech alumni association and an elected member of the Pôle Mer Méditerranée.