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Dominique Gâtel

Director for Institutional Relations-Water
Veolia, France

2013 - Current: VEOLIA Innovation & Markets Department
Vice President, Emerging Markets

  • Relationships with key global institutions: World Health Organization, Food & Agriculture Organization, World Bank etc.
  • European Commission & E. Parliament: Involvement with issues such as Drinking Water Quality and risk management, Water Scarcity, Reuse, Leakage reduction, Climate Change
  • Veolia representative in European Federation EUREAU (Chairman, Working Group on Risk Management), in the International Water Association (IWA) Strategic Committee 
  • Veolia representative in the World Water Council, French Water Partnerships

2003- 2013: VEOLIA Water, Technical Department
Deputy Technical Director – Drinking water

  • Veolia representation at French ministerial level (Direction Generale de la Santé, Direction de l’Eau, Others)
  • Chairman, European Normalization Committee CEN Technical Committee on Drinking Water
  • Chairman, EUREAU Commission on Water Supply
  • Member of FP2E Scientific and Technical Commission
  • Chairman of ASTEE (French Chapter of IWA) Commission on Water Supply

1996- 2003: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES EAUX, Suburbs of Paris
R&D Department Manager

  • Supporting development for the commissioning of a surface water NF-unit (150,000 m3/day)
  • Optimization of the Suburbs of Paris water treatment strategies and treatment lines (ozonation, chlorination, membranes), design of the UV disinfection strategy
  • ISO 9001, 14001 certificates for R&D activities; Environmental protection

1992- 1996: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES EAUX, Suburbs of Paris
Technical Department Advisor

  • Distributed water quality

1986- 1992: FOOD INDUSTRIES (Danone, Unilever): Project manager


  • National School of Agronomy in Paris, with Master in Food processing

Born in 1960
Married, 4 children

He is a Member of UNECE PPP Business Advisory Board since May, 2015.