Speaker Karl SCHWAIGER

Karl SCHWAIGER has been working for many years in the ministry competent for water management in Austria. He has been representing Austria in the field of water in Brussels at level of Council and European Commission, in the international River Commissions for Danube and Rhine and in many international water fora. He has helped to make sturgeons a flagship species in the Danube by mirroring experiences with the salmon in the Rhine Commission. He has been promoting sturgeon issues for many years such as e.g. 2018 in the first European Sturgeon Conference under AT EU Presidency and in the Meeting of EU water Directors. Now he is representing ICPDR as ICPDR sturgeon envoy.