Guillaume Clairet is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of H2O Innovation, a company focused on water treatment related technologies and the leading OEM offering ‘’open platform’’ UF systems. Clairet started his career in the water industry as a research associate for the National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS). Clairet joined H2O Innovation in 2003 when the company was still at the start up stage. He played a key role in the rapid growth of H2O Innovation through various positions such as Project Manager, International Business Development Director and Executive Vice-President. He received a Physics Engineering Degree from Laval University in Quebec, Canada and he completed a Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of San Diego, USA. He served on the Board of Directors of the International Desalination Association and he is a member of WEF, AWWA, WaterReuse and AMTA. He is also a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Quebec, Canada.