About BWF

Bled Water Festival is the leading platform for water innovations in the region.

The purpose of the project is to create revolutionary trends in the development of civilization, enable better quality of life and set a sustainable system of water cycle.

It is the platform for connecting and awarding different organizations, international experts, activists, film makers, business people, politicians, investors and general public with the goal to provide modern solutions, integrate them into the system faster, and consequently raise the quality of life, and give rise to the business sector in sustainable orientation for a better tomorrow.

With awarding innovative ideas and examples of good practice from business sector and national projects we would like to raise awareness about water and necessary sustainable orientation when dealing with water resources for a better quality of life in the future. We bring new dimensions of water and provide the platform of business opportunities and connections.

BWF Team

Mario Gajić


Marko Gajić

Renata Lovrak

Chief Operating Officer

David Modrič

Operations Manager

Patricija Mencigar

International relations

Franc Fritz Murgelj

Public Relations

Žiga Pretnar

Registrations Manager

Igor Marijan

Logistics Manager

Klavdija Vidic


Artjom Bajdak


Gorazd Škrt


Jure Pirc


Expert Board

Dr. Mitja Bricelj


Republic of Slovenia
Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning

Tanja Miškova


Republic of Slovenia
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Department for International Organisations



Elizabeta Kos


Republic of Croatia
Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development
Water Management and Protection of the Sea Directorate

Nataša Milić

Acting Director
of Water Directorate

Republic of Serbia
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management

Dóra Gere


National Public Health Center, Hungary

Romain Ciarlet

Secretary General

Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco

Dr. Mojca Šraj


Slovenian National Committee for IHP UNESCO

Andrej Hren, M.Sc.

Secretary General

Slowenischer Wirtshaftsverband, Austria

Bonia Miljavac

Head of OU Novo Mesto

National Institute of Public Health

Konrad Stania


Republic of Austria
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism
Directorate-General I – Water Management

Susanne Brandstetter


Republic of Austria
Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism
Department for Water Management Public Relations

Film Board

Rade Šerbedžija

President of Bled Water Festival

Actor, director and musician

Dunja Klemenc

Director of film festival

Film producer and costume designer

Boris Cavazza

Actor and director

Nikola Kojo


Čedomir Kolar

Film producer

Marcel Štefančič, jr.

Film critic, television presenter and publicist

Support Board

Prof. dr. Mihael Jožef Toman

Univesity of Ljubljana
Biotechnical Faculty

Department of Biology
Chair of Ecology and Environment Conservation

Full Professor

Dr. Janez Potočnik

International Resource Panel (IRP)


Nuša Pavlinjek

ROTO Group

General Manager

Danijel Koletić

Apriori World

General Manager

Yogesh Joshi

Saffron Branding Management LLP, CEO
Akshay Foundation, Managing Trustee

Tomaž Rogelj

Tourism Bled


Annukka Lipponen


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