Patrick Laigneau, water engineer and anthropologist, has worked and studied for water agencies in France, Burkina Faso and Brazil for 25 years.
After studying at INP-ENSE3 in Grenoble (1995), he began his career at the Rhone-Mediterranean-Corsica Water Agency, and became technical advisor to the General Director of Hydraulics in Burkina Faso in 2001. He then undertook studies in social anthropology in Brazil, where he worked as a consultant and researcher on projects concerning the governance, planning and financing of water management. He also coordinated technical exchanges between French and Brazilian water agencies.
Since 2020, back in France, he focuses his interventions on the reforms of water charges in France and on the cooperation between French, Latin American and African actors.