Corinne Trommsdorff has a Masters in agriculture science and environmental engineering from the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon, AgroParisTech, and has over 15 years of experience working as a consultant, with a focus in later years on energy efficiency and optimisation in the water sector. She has worked 8 years in the USA, 4 years in Switzerland and 4 years in France, with assignments on development projects in a variety of countries including Armenia, Chile, Egypt, Georgia, Morocco and the Philippines. Her roles have varied from project engineer to project manager, working with utilities in design and planning of water and sanitation infrastructures, as well as providing technical expertise and coordination between disciplines. In 2014, she was the water expert of a multi-disciplinary urban planning team for a Sustainable City Demonstrator financed by the French government.
As manager of the Cities of the Future Programme at IWA, Corinne is leading the development of a water-energy-carbon framework which will guide utilities to improve energy optimization, and balance their water, energy and GHG footprints; she is also developing a framework for cities to transition to an integrated urban water cycle with cross-sectoral synergies to improve resilience, resource recovery, and liveability.