Antoine Walter is a second-generation Water Professional – the legend says his dad traded excavator sessions for him in riverbanks against lunch invitations.
He followed on from this early start by completing a Master’s in Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering and then winning the “Golden Mission” contest organised by ENGIE (GDF-SUEZ).
This led him to travel the Asia-Pacific region for one year to explore, among other things, water treatment in Hong Kong, desalination facilities in Melbourne, water distribution management in Jakarta, water innovation in Singapore, and social water projects in New Delhi and Gujarat.
His next challenge led him to SUEZ in Switzerland to draw the ozone and UV products roadmap, facilitating the Global Innovation Team. He was then involved in process application development and sales management for the DACH and Nordic region, emphasising micropollutant removal.
In 2017, Antoine took over GF Piping Systems’ business development for its services in Europe, then for all Water Treatment topics worldwide. As a fundamental brick in the Water Industry’s supply chain, GF supports the World’s water access, protection, treatment, quality, and sustainability efforts.
In his various roles, he’s been a regular speaker at conferences on four continents and regularly hosts conference sessions.
Since 2020, he has hosted the “(don’t) Waste Water” podcast and regularly gets involved in Business and Engineering schools and universities.
He’s married, soon to become a happy father of three, and he’s French (nobody’s perfect 😅).