Meet the Team
Marie Raffin - Chair of the Board of Directors
Marie Raffin is Innovation Engagement Lead at 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.
Alfieri Pollice - Director
Alfieri Pollice is Chief 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 and his 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 organisation of water reuse services.
Inge Genné - Director
Inge Genné is Programme Manager Water at VITO (The Flemish Institute for Technological Research). After a research career as a membrane technology expert, she kicked-off the industrial water management team focusing on the implementation of water efficiency and reuse strategies. In 2016, the team merged with the environmental modelling unit specialized in decision support tools and services. Now she is the driving force behind the expansion of VITO’s market driven research & innovation under the umbrella of the WaterClimateHub.
Miquel Rovira Boixaderas - Director
Miquel Rovira is Director of Sustainability at Eurecat (Technological Centre of Catalonia), Spain. He has focused his entire professional career on applied research and innovation oriented to Circular Economy in order to contribute to the competitiveness of different industrial sectors. Miquel has experience on the application of environmental technology and risk assessment to water reuse, secondary raw materials as well as soil and groundwater remediation.
Emmanuel van Houtte - Director
Emmanuel van Houtte is a Geologist at the Intermunicipal Water Company of the Veurne Region (I.W.V.A). He has extensive experience of technologies for water reuse and more specifically ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis. Emmanuel has developed a sustainable groundwater management system, resulting 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.
Kristell Le Corre Pidou, Secretary
Kristell Le Corre Pidou is the secretary for Water Reuse Europe and a Research Fellow at Cranfield University. Her research activities focus on resources recovery with a specific reference to water recycling and reuse. In recent years, she worked in the UK on a variety of EU funded research projects on water reclamation, with the latest one, Demoware, leading to the establishment of Water Reuse Europe. She has also been involved in projects on managed aquifer recharge, water governance, nutrient removal and recovery in France, Australia and the UK.