Dr. Bernd Manfred Gawlik is a Scientific Officer in the European Commission´s Science and Knowledge Service, the Joint Research Centre. Recruited by the European Commission in 1999 he 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 an all major European environmental directives involving chemical monitoring and compounds and pollutants of emerging concern such as pharmaceuticals antimicrobial agents and other veterinary medicinal products. Today, the focus of his activities is on sustainable urban water management, related innovation uptake and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus. He represents the JRC in numerous expert groups among which the European Innovation Partnership on Water, the Water Sanitation and Supply Technology Platform, the Adhoc Group on Water Reuse under the umbrella of the Common Implementation Strategy of the Water Framework Directive. Bernd is author/co-author of more than 100 scientific paper, books and reports of the European Commission.