Lecture: Adventure for sustainable water

06 Nov 2017
15:00-15:45
Movenpick Hotel (Matterhorn III)

Lecture: Adventure for sustainable water

Louis-Philippe Loncke, JCI member since 2013, is an explorer and adventurer. Most expeditions are hard core desert treks and long distance kayaking. But the core problem he has seen and will discuss is the issue of water and sustainability. He will explain what he did to raise awareness about water issues (pollution, scarcity) in Western and developing countries. He is also building a worldwide movement of “paddlers-cleaners” who a re all volunteers and connected to remove trash, mainly plastics, out of water at locations where it is hard to access.

Louis-Philippe Loncke is an explorer, adventurer, project consultant, speaking coach and entrepreneur. He has degrees in engineering and management. In 2002 he was sent to Singapore for work and started scuba diving. Two year later he went to travel, dive and hike for an entire year in Australia and New Zealand. He walked totally 2000km and dived 100 times. After meeting a few explorers back in Europe, he returned to Australia to accomplish his first 3 expeditions. All world firsts.
He has done 15+ expeditions from solo extreme treks across deserts, long distance sea-kayaking on rivers or lakes, scientific or expeditions to raise awareness for an ecological cause. Most of his expeditions were prepared while still having a full time job as IT project consultant.
He received recognition as torchbearer for the 2012 London Olympics, Fellow of the Explorers Club, elected Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and Ambassador for the Jane Goodall Institute in Belgium. In 2014, he was knighted by Dr. Goodall herself “Sir Iguana”, knight for the Youth, the Animals and the plants at the European parliament.
He was awarded “European Adventurer of the year 2016” in Munich during the ISPO fair.
He founded ‪KayaClean.org‬ where any paddler who does a clean-up of a water body can register on a worldwide community map where and how many kgs of trash has been removed.

Louis Philip Loncke