He began his career in the field of international negotiations, serving in the diplomatic secretariat of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. In that capacity, he was associated with the negotiation of the Barcelona Convention on the Mediterranean Environment, one of the first regional environmental conventions ever adopted.
He then spent five years with UNEP, starting in the Policy Planning Unit and ending up working on the global State of the Environment report published 10 years after UNEP’s establishment. From UNEP, he worked with WWF …
Thomas is co-chair of the Swiss Water Partnership. He is a former senior water policy advisor of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and has 20 years of experience in development cooperation in the water sector in Africa and Latin America, with a strong focus on irrigation and integrated water resources management. Thomas is president of cewas since June 2015.
Dr. phil. II in Geography. Co-founder of seecon and chairman of the executive board. Member of the cantonal parliament of Canton Lucerne between 1987 and 1995. Lecturer at the University of Basel and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Johannes Heeb has over 25 years of professional experience in the areas of regional development, sustainable resource management and ecological engineering. As developer of the “tropical greenhouse idea”, Johannes Heeb brought the sustainable production of tropical fruits and spices to Switzerland and serves on …
Member of the Board
MSc and Ph.D. in Water Treatment from EPFL
Water sector expert
Co-founder and Scientific Director
Félicien Mazille is a Swiss chemist who graduated from EPFL in 2006. His lifelong interest in improving water quality led him to work as a researcher in Latin America and Switzerland in the fields of water treatment and management. Since 2010 he holds a Ph.D. from EPFL, where he developed efficient methods to degrade toxic compounds in water by photocatalysis within the context …