EU Green Capital Expert for Water
EU Green Leaf Expert for Water
Christof Mainz is a civil engineer specialised in the environment and water sector. In May 2017 he commenced working at the Directorate for Water management at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) in Bonn, Germany.
Prior to his current position, he worked at the European Commission in Brussels (2011-2017) and at the regional Ministry for the Environment in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia (1998-2011). While working at the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Environment (DG ENV), within the unit responsible for the Marine Environment and Water Industry, his main responsibilities were linked to several EU Water Industry Directives and their relationship with other EU legislation and policy areas, as well as supporting EU actions on innovation in the water sector, such as strategies for water reuse and resource efficiency. Prior to this, he worked in different regional administrations on technical checks and monitoring of urban waste water treatment plants.