Félix Schmidt is a graduate in rural/environmental and hydrological engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. He has a long track record in the fields of environment, authorization procedures, impact studies, management and treatment of solid waste and hydrology. He manages and participates in appraisals and noise studies, as well as projects for the rehabilitation or remediation of contaminated sites. He has acquired a wealth of experience in the management of projects for complex and delicate authorization procedures, as well as in the management of international projects. He is Vice-President of the Association for the Protection of Water and Air of French-Speaking Switzerland (ARPEA). He is a lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne since 2001. Within the CSD Group, he is responsible for strategy and development, as well as for communication and international activities.