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Co-organizer of Bled Water Festival:

2021 Bled Water Festival Program

Thursday, 10 June 2021



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


Signing of cooperation agreement between BWF and Slovenian National Comittee for the International Hydrological Program


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


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


Coffee Break     


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


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


Watch the video of the first day.


Friday, 11 June 2021


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


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


Coffee Break    


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


Responsible Towards Water Awards: Announcement of 2021 winners
Watch the video of the awards ceremony and the interview with the winners.


Watch the video of the second day.



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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