Slav Hermanowicz has been at the University of California at Berkeley since 1983 where he has conducted research and teaching in the area of environmental protection with special emphasis on physical sustainability, water and wastewater treatment, and water management. The focus of his research is on metrics of sustainability, integrated water management, water reuse, biological processes in water and wastewater, membrane bioreactors, and biostability of drinking water. At the same time, he consulted for public and private clients including utilities, venture capital, engineering companies, attorneys, governmental and supranational organizations in the US, EU and Asia. His visiting appointments include Nishihara Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Hokkaido University, Japan, Gaspar de Portola Scholar at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain and Distinguished Visiting Professor in Universitat de Girona, Spain. He was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Sustainability at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna (Fall 2008-Spring 2009) and has been a Distinguished Guest Professor at BOKU in the following year. In 2011, Professor Hermanowicz was invited to lead a six day seminar on water and soil as critical resources at the Alpbach Forum in Austria. He has been educated in his native Poland (M.Sc.) and at the University of Toronto (Ph.D.).