Corinne Trommsdorff
CEO and Founder of Water Cities (


Corinne Trommsdorff has close to 25 years of experience working in the water sector. She is CEO and founder of Water Cities, whose mission is to support local stakeholders in their transition towards “water-wise” management based on the IWA “water-wise cities” principles. She supports utilities and industries in improving their water stewardship.

After her Masters in agriculture science and environmental engineering from AgroParisTech, Corinne specializes in urban water and specifically in holistic urban water management, the value of wastewater in the circular economy and energy optimization of water and sanitation services.  After 15+ years as project manager in consulting firms in the USA, Switzerland and France, Corinne worked 5 years for the International Water Association (IWA) in The Hague to promote reflection on the necessary transitions for sustainable water management in cities and their catchment areas around the world, and leading a project on transitioning to carbon neutrality for water and wastewater operators in emerging economies.

This experience gives her an ability to listen and adapt to local specificities, take into account the complexity of cultural differences, and to share examples of what is being done elsewhere in the world to make people think differently about their local solutions.