Pierre is the Manager of International Affairs at the Japan Sanitation Consortium (JSC), the Asia-Pacific Water Forum’s Knowledge Hub for sanitation.
He has over 15 years of experience in sanitation, with a particular focus on fecal sludge management. Since joining JSC in 2009, he has been involved in sanitation projects in Viet Nam, Malaysia and Bhutan. He is the co-author of ‘Sanitation and Sustainable Development in Japan’ (2016). Since 2015, he has been involved in several Working Groups of ISO/TC 224 as an expert representing Japan for the creation of standards on on-site domestic wastewater systems and stormwater management in urban areas. He has in-depth knowledge on how the country has solved the severe sanitation issues in the 1960s, including the role played by the government in the enactment of policies, guidelines, and legal instruments for wastewater management.
Pierre holds a doctoral degree in regional development studies and is also a visiting researcher at Toyo University in Japan.