Gerardo is a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute in Berlin working on water policy, climate resilience and innovation management. Since 2010, he is member of the European Topic Centre on Inland Coastal and Marine waters (ETC-ICM), which supports the European Environment Agency in its assessment of European waters. Gerardo has contributed to a range of studies on WFD implementation and EU water industry legislation for clients including EUREAU, the EEA and the European Commission. This entailed conducting financial assessments of water services operations in various EU Member States; evaluating water pricing and other water demand management policies across Europe; and conducting economic analyses of European water resource efficiency indicators.

Stemming from his work in the project, Gerardo leads the Task Force on Business Models of the DigitalWater2020 synergies group. With members of the ICT4Water Cluster, he recently co-authored an upcoming white paper on digitalization in the water sector.