Bernd Gawlik

Dr. Bernd Manfred Gawlik is Portfolio Leader for Water Quality at the European Commission's Science and Knowledge Service, the Joint Research Centre. He was recruited by the European Commission in 1999 and holds an Engineer degree from the French Higher Institute for Industrial Chemistry and a Ph.D. on Natural Sciences from Technical University of Munich.

In the past two decades, he has been working on all major European environmental directives involving chemicals and in particular related to water. He is a closely involved in the Common Implementation Strategy of the Water Framework Directive, umbrella under which he co-drafted i.a. the European Water Reuse Regulation. Currently, he works on the implementation of the respective EC Recommendation on wastewater-based surveillance on SARS-CoV-2, which aims at the establishment of a Digital European Collaboration Platform connecting ongoing national, regional and local surveillance activities.

Bernd, who closely and equally interacts with all actors around “water”, is author/co-author of more than 100 scientific paper, books and reports of the European Commission. He is also the Strategic Advisory Committee to UNEP’s World Water Quality Alliance as well as Member of the Water Expert Group of the Union for the Mediterranean, where he works inter alia on establishing the WEFE Nexus at the core of social engagement addressing also socioeconomic aspects. He is the lead editor of the forthcoming innovative mixed-reality publication GATEWAY TO THE FUTURE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN: Water, Energy, Food and the Environment.


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