In 2001, she was elected at the Paris City Council and thereafter nominated as Chairwoman and CEO of the mixed-ownership company in charge of water production for the Paris city. Re-elected in 2008, she was appointed by then Mayor Bertrand Delanöe as Deputy Mayor in charge of water, sanitation and canals; she then successfully led the reform of remunicipalization, creating on January 1st, 2010, one single publicly-owned water operator, Eau de Paris, in charge of the whole water cycle, which she chaired until the end of her second political mandate in 2014.  Ms. Le Strat also co-founded the European publicly-owned water and sanitation operators network Aqua Publica Europea, which she chaired from 2008 to 2014. Since 2015, Ms. Le Strat has been living abroad (first in East Asia, then in the US), working essentially as a consultant in environmental management while continuing to participate in water policy events around the world. She is currently a Research Fellow at New York University.

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From 2001 to 2014, a new water policy was implemented in Paris when I was in charge of this sector. We carried out a major overhaul of the water policy, not only on the organizational level but also in terms of perspectives, taking a holistic and integrated approach committing all the stakeholders.  We decided to […]

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