Veronika Koller-Kreimel

Veronika Koller-Kreimel

Deputy Director
National and International Water Management

Dr. Veronika Koller-Kreimel holds a Doctoral degree in biology from University of Vienna and has been working at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism (former Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management) since 1991 as a senior expert on freshwater ecology and since 2010, Deputy Director for National and International Water Management. Prior to this Veronika was a Project Manager for Aquatic Ecology at the Federal Institute of Water Quality, Vienna-Kaisermühlen

Current responsibilities include:
• Steering of EU Water Framework Directive implementation for surface waters in Austria (river and lake typology, water body delineation, pressure and impact analysis, development of biological and hydromorphological assessment methods, monitoring networks, assessment of ecological status/ecological potential, HMWB designation, restoration and mitigation measures)
• Development of the National River Basin Management Plan and Programme of Measures with regard to surface waters
• National Expert on hydropower and ecology

Activities on EU level and Danube Basin include:
• Austrian representative in several EU CIS Working Groups and Task Groups (e.g. ECOSTAT, , E-flow, POM, Hydromorphology, etc.)
• Since 1996: Austrian representative in Expert Groups of the International Commission for the Protection of the Protection of the Danube River • Since 2007: Chair of the Hydromorphology Task Group