We are the leading authority on water quality in southeast Europe.

As a non-profit organisation our aim is to promote the development and understanding of quality drinking water around the world, co-create new global trends in water security and versatility.
Our action plan centres on safe and superior water for all, implementing it through expertise, enthusiasm and positivity.
In collaboration with experts around the world we aim to provide a platform to give each one of us the opportunity to reach a new understanding of how water affects our bodies, our lives, and our world.

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

With the European Water Sommelier Association program, we are bringing a new dimension to water.

BWF Team

Mario Gajić


Renata Lovrak

Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Kostadinov

Logistics Manager

Patricija Mencigar

International Relations

Franc Fritz Murgelj

Public Relations

Žiga Pretnar

Registrations Manager

Jan Remec


Monija Čebašek

Partners Relations

Klavdija Vidic


Milin Patel


Artjom Bajdak


Daniel Ilijev


Jure Pirc


Dejan Pavlović


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 Co-founder

Nataša Milić

Acting Director
of Water Directorate

Republic of Serbia
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management

Prof. dr. Mihael Jožef Toman

Full Professor

Univesity of Ljubljana,  Biotechnical Faculty

Department of Biology
Chair of Ecology and Environment Conservation

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

Dóra Gere

National Public Health Center, Hungary

Gonzalo Meschengieser

Foreign Affairs Manager

Agua y Saneamientos Argentinos S.A. (AySA), Agrentina

Support Board

Annukka Lipponen


Dr. Janez Potočnik

International Resource Panel (IRP)


Nuša Pavlinjek

ROTO Group

General Manager

Yogesh Joshi

Saffron Branding Management LLP, CEO
Akshay Foundation, Managing Trustee

Čedomir Kolar

Film producer

Rade Šerbedžija

Actor, director and musician

Boris Cavazza

Actor and director

Nikola Kojo


Marcel Štefančič, jr.

Film critic, television presenter and publicist

Dr. Kingsley Ogie Obasohan

Director for Africa Region