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Francois-Xavier Basselot

Francois-Xavier Basselot

Water Market International Lead, Atkins
Francois is Atkins Water International Lead with strong project management background both in the UK and overseas. Francois has over 9 years' experience in the water industry, working in Europe as well as the Middle East and Africa. Francois has been Operations Director for Veolia Water in France before joining Atkins and taking the lead for Networks/Infrastructure International projects. Francois has been Project Manager or Project Director for many water supply and sanitation projects in Africa, Middle East and the UK.

Francois's key areas of expertise include master planning water supply and wastewater, feasibility studies, project management, leakage management, operational and support planning and site investigations. Francois also has specialist experience in the data collection, site surveys and identification of all utilities and related water infrastructure in urban and rural areas.

As part of his experience, Francois was part of NWC/Veolia Water Senior Management Team responsible for Riyadh City Business Unit (RCBU) operations in Saudi Arabia, directly responsible for the leakage management and DMA/DMZ implementation strategy. Francois has also been leading RCBU improvement in regards to GIS and Hydraulic Modelling capabilities, including the completion of Riyadh City Linear Asset Survey project. Most recently, Francois has been involved in Doha West Storm Water Drainage design for PWA and is an advisor to the Department of International Trade in the UK through his role as water specialist.





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