Core Team


Access to basic services in the water nexus, leaving no one behind;

Local responsible market-based organisations at the heart of sustainable development;

Impact investing as a part of the solution to solve global problems;

Global alliances and platforms collaborating for acceleration of impact.

Executive summary

Waterpreneurs aims to help solve the problems raised by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on the water nexus, human rights, security and peace.

Waterpreneurs acts as a catalyst and mobilises versatile expertise and a global network of influential key stakeholders to accelerate collaborations between existing platforms and scale-up impact in the water nexus, at a local and global scale.

Key documents


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Focus on the water nexus, human rights, security and peace.


fostering interactions between global and local players from the private sector, the public sector and the civil society to create opportunities and attract finance for innovative impactful local solutions.



Waterpreneurs approach is systemic and creates local peer-to-peer interactions for global impact. This is achieved via a multi-stakeholder approach leading to the development of local clusters of solution providers who deliver impact in natural and human ecosystems.


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Nicolas Lorne

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Strategic lead for Americas, Eastern Europe and Middle East

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Franck Barroso

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Strategic lead for Africa and Southern Europe

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Brieux Michoud

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Strategic lead for Asia-Pacific and Northern Europe



Waterpreneurs operates with a hybrid governance based in Switzerland as:

  • A Limited Liability Company (LLC) offering consulting services

  • A not-for-profit Association essentially designing and standardizing the  “Innovate 4 Water” marketplace series for acceleration of deployment

All profits generated by the LLC are reinvested in social purpose projects through the association.

Read Waterpreneurs Articles of Association where we state our purpose and mission.

LLC status

Association status


Partnership policy

Read Waterpreneurs Partnership Policy where we describe our values and our principles of work with partners.



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