About BWF

We are a non-profit organization that promotes the development and understanding of quality drinking water and co-creates new global trends. The Bled Water Festival is recognized as the leading platform for water innovation in Southeast Europe.


The Bled Water Festival explores how drinking water affects people, how water can differ in its purpose of use and how it affects our body when consumed.

In collaboration with partners, we seek and reward innovative solutions and projects that help preserve water resources and water environment.

With the European Water Sommelier Association program, we are giving water new dimensions by connecting it to the culinary world in various ways.

BWF Team

Mario Gajić


Daniel Kostadinov

Logistics Manager

Renata Lovrak

Chief Operating Officer

Milin Patel


Patricija Mencigar

International Relations

Franc Fritz Murgelj

Public Relations

Žiga Pretnar

Registrations Manager

Jan Remec


Klavdija Vidic


Artjom Bajdak


Daniel Ilijev


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

Annukka Lipponen


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