Jörg E. Drewes
Institute of Water and Environment, Technische Universität München, Germany, Chair


Jörg E. Drewes is an environmental engineer by training with more than 25 years of experience. He is currently Chair Professor of Urban Water Systems Engineering at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. Before joining TUM in 2013, he served as Full Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines, USA (2001-2013) with visiting appointments in Australia and Saudi Arabia.

Jörg Drewes’ research and scholarly activities are closely related based on the common theme of energy efficient advanced water treatment systems and water recycling. In particular, he is interested in designing next generation biological treatment systems for chemical and microbial contaminants. Dr. Drewes has published more than 400 journal papers, book contributions, and conference proceedings (h-index of 45).

Jörg served on multiple science advisory panels and chaired blue ribbon panels on topics related to public health, engineering, drinking water supply, and reliability of water reuse projects in the U.S., Australia. Germany and the European Commission. He also serves on the Research Advisory Council of the Water Research Foundation (USA) and most recently chaired the Expert Panel on monitoring requirements for water recycling for the State of California. For six years, Professor Drewes served as the chair of the International Water Association (IWA) Water Reuse Specialist Group.