Ms. Regina Gnirss received her Masters of Engineering (Environmental Science) at the Technical University of Berlin specialized in water and wastewater treatment in 1991. Since 2008 she is Head of the Research & Development Department of the Berliner Wasserbetriebe and manages national and international research activities of the company. Berliner Wasserbetriebe as an innovative company is conducting research projects to enable a sustainable water management for 3.6 Mio. Inhabitants of Berlin. Ms. Gnirss has more than 150 publications in national and international journals and presentations on many conferences. As an Water expert she is a member in the working group of DWA responsible for Wastewater treatment, in EurEau innovation group and in the Strategic Council of the International Water Association (IWA).