Dr. Bernd Manfred Gawlik is Portfolio Leader for Water Quality at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and provides scientific support to the design, implementation and monitoring of EU water policies.

Bernd, who closely interacts with all actors around “water”, has contributed to more than 100 publications and reports of the European Commission. He oversees also the technical developments and guidance behind the European Water Reuse Regulation. In collaborations with UN, the Union for the Mediterranean and other supra-national organizations, he looks beyond the mere technological know-how by promoting actively social engagement activities and novel connects of applied water diplomacy to address the interplay of water with society and its actors.