Dr.-Ing. Harald Schönberger has been head of the Chair on Urban Water Management and Water Recycling since 2016. Before his engagement at the University of Stuttgart, he was a senior officer on industrial pollution prevention and control at the environmental department of the Regional State Governmental Office in Freiburg/Germany competent for permitting, inspection and enforcement of large industrial installations falling under the Industrial Emissions Directive such as textile finishing industries, chemical industries, paper mills, iron&steel industries and electroplating industries, head of the European IPPC Bureau of the European Commission in Seville/Spain and 'Independent International Consultant on Integrated Industrial Pollution Prevention and Control`. As a consultant, he carried out numerous projects for national (in charge of the German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU), the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), the German Agency for Technical Co-operation (GIZ)) and international organisations (in charge of UNIDO, IFC/World Bank, Indian Central Pollution Control Board). In the previous, he mainly worked abroad in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Brazil and Switzerland.