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Co-organizer of Bled Water Festival:

2021 Bled Water Festival Program

Thursday, 10 June 2021 

8.45-9.05        Welcome
                          Marko Gajić, BWF Co-Founder
                          Mag. Andrej Vizjak, Minister, Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia and Honorary Patron of BWF

                          Janez Fajfar, Mayor of Bled
                          Marko Maver, National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food, Assistant Director                          

9.05-9.10         Signing of cooperation agreement between BWF and Slovenian National Comittee for the International Hydrological Program
                          (IHP) UNESCO

9.10-9.20         Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation: Preserving nature for a better future
                           Romain Ciarlet, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation Secretary General, Monaco

9.20-10.30       Panel: How do minerals in water benefit our health: bottled vs tap water
                           Darja Repnik, NLZOH, Slovenia
                           Mr.sc. Kristina Aralica Tušak, Nutritionist, Senior specialist in health education, Atlantic Grupa, Croatia
                           Márta Vargha, Head of the Water Hygiene Working Group, National Public Health Center, Hungary
                           Bonia Miljavac, dr.med.spec.higiene, National Institute of Public Health, Head of OU Novo Mesto, Slovenia
                            Dr. Frantisek Kozisek, National Institute of Public Health, Czech Republic

10.30-10.45     Coffee Break

10.45-11.45      Panel: Water sommeliers in restaurant – are we ready yet?
                           Michael Mascha, Fine Waters, USA
                           Robert Gorjak, representative of  EWSA and DIPwset, Slovenia
                           Pat Eckert, owner & CEO, FINE LIQUIDS Premium Waters, Germany
                           Gašper Puhan, JRE Slovenia President

11.45-12.45      Panel: Innovation and groundwater
                           Tanja Miškova, Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia
                            Dr. Annukka Lipponen, the UNECE/ Secretariat of the Convention on the Protection
                            and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, Switzerland

                            Ezio Crestaz, European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Institute of Sustainable Resources, Water and Marine Resources
                            Unit, Italy

                            Dr. Matjaž Mikoš, prof. of Hydrology at the Faculty of Civil and Geodetic Engineering, Slovenia
                           Dr. Yuval Kaye, Chief Agronomist Ramat Negev (Frontier), Israel


Friday, 11 June 2021 

9.00-9.20        Presentation: Water Technology and Innovation
                           Durk Krol, Water Europe Executive Director, Belgium

9.20-10.40       Panel: The Future of Water: How to preserve water resources through innovation?
                            Durk Krol, Water Europe Executive Director, Belgium
                            Mehdi Hadj-abed, CEO at EauNergie – SARL, Monaco
                            Dr. Michele Kruger, Advisor to the Minister of Water and  Sanitation In South Africa & Discipline Lead – Water                                                                  Services Advisory  at MPAMOT
                            Mitja Bricelj, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia
                            Susanne Brandstetter, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism, Austria
                            Zsuzsanna Bufa-Dőrr, Environmental Engeneer, National Public Health Center, Hungary

10.40-11.00      Coffee Break

11.00-12.00      Panel: Sustainable water management
                            Dr. Peter Frantar, Slovenain Environment Agency Slovenia, Meteorology and Hydrology Office
                            Mag. Aleš Irgolič, State Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Slovenia
                             Mag. Suzana Stražar, Director of Water Management Office at Slovenian Water Agency

12.00-13.00       Responsible Towards Water Awards: Announcement of 2021 winners


We reserve the right to change the program.


The next transformed edition of Bled Water Festival will be held
on 10 and 11 June 2021.


The festival will take place at the hotel Vila Bled in Bled, one of the ten most beautiful places in the world.


Vila Bled
Cesta svobode 18
Bled, Slovenia



Accommodation at the time of the festival is accepted in the Vila Bled Hotel.


Reservations Vila Bled Hotel:

w:  Vila Bled

e: : recepcija-vb@brdo.si

t: +386 (0)4 575 3710

For BWF special offer please use the code BWF.
The code guarantees that in case of cancellation of the event, you will not have any costs in case of cancellation of the hotel reservation.

Photo by Aleš Mezek


Grajska cesta 45
4260 Bled

e: info@bledwf.com
t: +386 (0)30 331 732





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