Ms Brigitte Zietlow


                                  SECTOR EXPERT

Brigitte Zietlow, Sector Expert - German Environment Agency



Born in 1968 in Ruedersdorf, two children, living in Koenigs Wusterhausen.

Studied mechanical engineering from 1988 until 1993, final degree graduate engineer with special focus on leather processing technology. From 1993 until 1996 she worked as a research Assistant at the Association for the promotion of research in the field of environmental technologies.

Researching in the field of waste water treatment technology and site remediation and setting up a laboratory for chemical water analytics.

From 2001 onwards she is the sector expert for the textile and leather industry. Her main responsibilities are developing sector specific requirements in legal provisions for Germany and Europe in those two sectors.  She chairs the German working groups “Best Available Techniques for Textile and Leather Industry” under the framework of IED and represents Germany in relevant European processes. In addition to that she is carrying out training of authorities and industry in India and Pakistan and in other international stakeholder networks on best available techniques, chemicals, the development of legal provisions and on monitoring. She worked in European projects to improve permit requirements and compliance in the member states of the EU.