Jurg is a leading water professional with nearly 30 years’ experience mainly in academic research and teaching but always in close collaboration with the water industry. His key focus is on urban water management aspects, particularly optimal integration of water and wastewater services and processes, using innovative technology and system solutions. His main expertise is in resource recovery from wastewater (water, energy, nutrients), novel wastewater process technologies, sewer corrosion and odour management, drinking and recycled water processes and overall urban water system integration and optimisation. Jurg is a Distinguished Fellow of IWA and of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and has received several awards and recognitions, including the Australian Water Professional of the Year in 2013. He has over 290 international journal publications, which gained over 25,000 citations (even over 40,000 on Google Scholar) to date. Jurg played a key role in the IWA WWC&E in Brisbane in 2016 through his role o the Host Committee, was Chair of IWA Australia for many years and has also served with distinction as Chair of the Programme Committee covering numerous Congresses.