Bernard Collignon  Résultat de recherche d'images pour "logo linkedin rond"

Founder of Hydroconseil, Doctor of Hydrogeology
Drinking water and sanitation specialist
38 years of experience

Bernard Collignon has a PhD in hydrogeology and more than 30 years' experience in the design, monitoring and evaluation of municipal development projects and networked public services and has worked in sixty countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean. After having gained fifteen years of professional experience (notably in Congo and Algeria where he resided for 10 years), he founded Hydroconseil in 1995 and Urbaconsulting in 2006.A recognized water resources specialist (and a hydrogeologist certified by the French administration), Bernard Collignon also specialises in conducting technical audits for and restructuring water sector public companies and in assessing their technical and financial performance. He has also worked extensively on promoting local companies in the hydraulic sector. Bernard has conducting feasibility studies on projects to strengthen urban water supply systems in many developing countries, focusing particularly on analysing solvent demand, and developing master plans and pricing strategies.In addition to his work as an expert and business leader, Bernard Collignon is also a teacher and author of several dozen publications (books, scientific articles, cross-functional studies, lesson-sharing). He is an active member of several professional associations (ADP, IAH, CFH, AFK, EGU, pS-Eau, etc.). 


Bruno Valfrey Résultat de recherche d'images pour "logo linkedin rond" 

Chairman of Hydroconseil
Institutional / WASH / IWRM / private sector participation / evaluation / action research / knowledge products development expert
28 years of experience

Bruno Valfrey holds an engineering degree and an MPhil in science. He has been a consultant with the Hydroconseil team since 1995. He primarily specialises in basic public services – drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, and solid waste. He has also worked on integrated water resources management, irrigation, energy and climate change adaptation issues. Bruno has carried out numerous studies in the water sector in the broadest sense of the term: technical studies, institutional and socio-economic feasibility, M&E, case studies, action research, workshop facilitation, management model development, cross-sector studies, and lesson-learning. He also studied and monitored the construction of water supply and sanitation facilities in some 15 African and Latin American countries. In addition to his technical expertise, he is a recognized water and sanitation sector, institutional, and economic specialist. He has been involved in public policy development in more than a dozen countries and in formulating and evaluating more than 60 projects and programmes (most often as team leader). He regularly leads consultation workshops with water and sanitation sector stakeholders and contributes to sector monitoring by helping to draft national and international reports. He is also a lecturer and trainer, and has published some thirty articles and books. Since 2010, he has been the manager of Hydroconseil, of which he is currently the chairman. He is also co-founder of Urbaconsulting.

Cédric Estienne

Managing Director of Hydroconseil
Institutional / water supply and sanitation services / solid waste management / works supervision expert / water and sanitation engineer
25 years of experience

Cedric Estienne graduated from the national engineering school of “Arts et Métiers” in Paris. He has 24 years’ experience of working on the detailed design, tendering and works supervision of water supply systems and sanitation facilities.In addition to his technical urban and rural water supply expertise, he has extensive sanitation experience (wastewater and solid waste). Consequently, he often works as the team leader or technical expert providing consulting services to improve public services, in particular through private sector participation (concession, lease contracts, PPP). Cedric has also been involved a number of institutional studies on water and sanitation, including as the lead author of public policies in 10 countries.Throughout his career, Cedric has regularly provided capacity-building services, including for national institutions, sector stakeholders, local authorities, formal and informal private operators, and user associations. He has also worked on the preparation of master plans and management plans for various services (waste, drainage, sanitation). Cedric has provided consultancy services for OBA schemes (Output-Based Aid) to increase the number of connections to basic services in major cities such as Yaoundé and Douala (water), Casablanca (water and sanitation), Monrovia (electricity).He has been the Managing Director of Hydroconseil since 2016. He is also one of the co-founders of Urbaconsulting.


Audrey Crocker  Résultat de recherche d'images pour "logo linkedin rond"

Urban planner / water and sanitation expert
Member of the HYDROCONSEIL Management Committee
13 years of experience

Audrey Crocker has a dual degree in urban planning and urban utilities management. Her main areas of expertise are urban policies, urban services design and management (water, sanitation, waste), as well as institutional strengthening and coaching for public authorities.Audrey joined Hydroconseil in 2010. She uses her expertise to carry out feasibility studies and conduct programme evaluations. For a number of years, she coordinated a monitoring and evaluation project for a government water, hygiene and sanitation programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo and led (for 8 months) the process to build the urban management capacities of Bangui city council. More recently, Audrey has been in charge of developing the socio-economic and urban components of various sanitation, water and waste management sector master plans.Her understanding of the city, urban planning documents and regional growth strategies enables her to assess the impact these elements may have on service extensions. Finally, her knowledge of evaluation mechanisms (theory of change, most significant change method, OECD criteria, etc.) provide her with a critical and contextualised overview of the programmes, projects and approaches implemented, particularly local development and capacity-building projects.Audrey has been a member of the Hydroconseil and Urbaconsulting Executive Committee since 2015 and has been the Director of Urbaconsulting since 2017.


Yannick Pradelles  Résultat de recherche d'images pour "logo linkedin rond"

Doctor of public health, hygiene and sanitation specialist,
Resident technical assistant, in Mauritania
30 years of experience

Yannick Pradelles is a public health doctor with over 25 years’ experience of assisting contracting authorities working within the water supply, hygiene and sanitation sectors. Yannick’s professional experience has been gained mainly in west African countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea, Benin, Niger, Mauritania), working for a French NGO (EAST), international consulting firms (NIRAS, COWI, Ecopsis and Hydroconseil) and as an independent consultant.Yannick has three key areas of expertise: social intermediation within water supply and sanitation projects (including CLTS and sanitation marketing); setting up project monitoring and evaluation systems; and institutional support. Yannick has developed this expertise by carrying out a range of activities including formulating, evaluating and implementing WASH projects and conducting studies. He has extensive experience of working as a resident technical assistant, providing contracting authority support to government agencies (2 years in Mali, 1 year in Mauritania and 7 years in Burkina Faso) and to local authorities (3 years in Burkina Faso and 2 years in Guinea). Over the course of his career, Yannick has developed specific skills in the fields of public finance management and sector-wide approachesYannick joined the Hydroconseil team in 2014. Based in Nouakchott, he is currently providing technical assistance to the National Directorate of Sanitation as part of the ‘5 wilayas’ program to improve access to water supply and sanitation in 5 of the country’s regions (a project jointly funded by the European Union and French Agency for Development).


Karim Barro  Résultat de recherche d'images pour "logo linkedin rond"

Technical assistant in Burkina Faso
33 years of experience

Karim Barro is a socio-economist, who graduated from the Pan-African Institute for Development (IPD/AC) in Douala, Cameroon in 1994. He is currently working as team leader on the assignment to provide technical assistance to the project owner of the Eastern region drinking water supply project (PAEP-East) in Burkina Faso, a project co-financed by AFD and the Burkinabe government.Karim has been working on village and semi-urban water systems for more than 30 years. After gaining initial experience working as a facilitator, he has spent the last 15 years taking on more senior roles in a range of water supply projects. In addition to his socio-economic background, he has acquired sound experience of the technical aspects of water and sanitation, as well as expertise in the processes involved in setting up management models and capacity-building for the administration, local authorities, user associations and private operators.Karim has worked as team leader on IEC (Information, Education and Communication) activities and carried out expert assignments on around fifteen major programmes in the sub-region, including in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and Chad, working on projects financed by the Danish development agency, AFD, the European Union, KFW (German development agency) and WADB (the West African Development Bank).


Hoshyar Lahoorpoor  Résultat de recherche d'images pour "logo linkedin rond"

Civil engineer / drinking water, sanitation and irrigation expert
16 years of experience

Hoshyar Lahoorpoor is a hydraulic engineer with a dual degree in environmental civil engineering and agricultural water supply.He has extensive experience of working on project supervision and technical project management assistance in the water, sanitation and irrigation sectors; experience which he gained notably in Asia, Europe, Africa and Middle East.Specialising in carrying out technical studies (feasibility, detailed design and tender documents) for water supply, sewage and irrigation and stormwater treatment systems in rural and urban areas, Hoshyar’s expertise also covers the management of these services, as well as more general institutional analysis.Hoshyar has advanced skills in water crisis management and hydraulic infrastructure rehabilitation in different contexts (natural disasters, floods, management of displaced persons and armed conflicts). He has implemented a range of projects to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.