Professor for Environment and Resources, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University for Applied Science, Sankt Augustin, Germany
Günter Klein is a professor for environment and resources at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University for Applied Sciences in Sankt Augustin, Germany. He works in the Department of Applied Natural Sciences, interdisciplinary special assignment International Centre for Sustainable Development.
As senior academic advisor at the UN University, Bonn, and as director and professor at the German Space Agency, he worked with a focus on support to the UN Decade Water for Life from 2006 - 2010.
From 1995 – 2005 he was Director for Environment and Health at WHO, Regional Office of Europe, Copenhagen and Bonn. As Director of the Water Hygiene Department and Head of the Biological Laboratories at the Federal Health Office, Berlin, he was in charge of water resources and water supply for Germany (1979-1995).
Klein studied marine biology at the Institute of Marine Research in Bremerhaven, biology and sanitary engineering (Bochum and Darmstadt Universities), after which he worked for six years at Dortmund Water Works and in developing countries (1966 – 1979).