World Water Week
25 - 30 August 2019
3 December 2019
Rome, Tuesday 3rd December 2019
Rome, Eventi Fontana di Trevi
Piazza della Pilotta, 4
5 September 2019
The 19th General Assembly of WAREG - European Water Regulators, the Association of European water regulators, gathered under the chairmanship of prof. Andrea Guerrini, Board Member of ARERA-Italian Regulatory Authority on Energy Networks and Environment.
On the agenda, the in-depth analysis on the tariff methods applied by WAREG Member regulatory agencies and on the complete application of the full cost recovery principle in Europe.
WAREG Members are discussing this analysis at a roundtable with the World Bank and the OECD, in Budapest, hosted by the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority.
A full report on tariffs in Europe will be presented by WAREG during the first European Forum on the Regulation of Water Services, which will be held in Rome on December 3rd with the participation of representatives of the European Commission, the OECD and other international organizations, as well as with European stakeholder associations.
Therefore, the exchange of experiences continues to increase knowledge and convergence towards a model based on common principles that take into account the peculiarities of the Member States, according to a "contingent" approach to regulation.
24 May 2019
More than 20 Regulatory Authorities for water and wastewater services met for the 18th General Assembly of WAREG, the Association of European Water Regulators, hosted by the National Commission for Energy Control and Prices of Lithuania (NCC) in Vilnius.
A report was presented on the role of economic regulators in addressing the capital investment challenges faced by water and wastewater services utilities, that identified a number of key drivers of investment in water infrastructures in Europe, such as: security, sustainability and resilience of water supply, effective wastewater treatment and compliance with environmental standards, appropriate water quality with respect to EU environmental standards, ageing and/or inadequate infrastructure.
15 March 2019
Lisbon, 15th March 2019 - Mr. Andrea Guerrini, WAREG President and Commissioner of ARERA-Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment, participated in the annual international conference on water and wastewater, in Lisbon
More information: https://www.waterwastelisbon.com/more/information
26 October 2018
Professor Andrea Guerrini, President of WAREG, attended a European Seminar in Cremona, Italy which addresses some of the most urgent issues in the water industry today:
16 October 2018
WAREG - held its last General Assembly for 2018 on 25 September in Montenegro (Budva) and it reached its 16th meeting. This General Assembly was kindly hosted by the Energy Regulatory Authority (REGAGEN).
The new President of WAREG was nominated, Professor Andrea Guerrini, Commissioner for ARERA, the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment. Mr Alberto Biancardi, past President, stepped down. Professor Guerrini has joined WAREG Board made up by 4 Vice Presidents: Katherine Russell (WICS, Scotland), Szilvia Szalóki (HEA, Hungary), Anthony Sammut (REWS, Malta) and Dimitar Kochkov (EWRC, Bulgaria).
More information: General Assembly, Budva, Montenegro
23 March 2018
The World Water Forum is the world’s biggest water-related event and is organized by the World Water Council (WWC), the international organization that brings together all those interested in the theme of water.
The World Water Council organizes the Forum every three years together with the respective host country and city. To date, there have been seven editions of the World Water Forum, in different countries, on four different continents. This year has marked the 8th edition of the event and the first time that it took place in the southern hemisphere.
22 March 2018
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century.
30 January 2018
WAREG held its 14th General Assembly in Gent, Belgium on the 30th-31st of January 2018 with the participation of 38 water regulatory professionals from 19 countries.
3 December 2019
Centro Congressi Fontana di Trevi - Piazza della Pilotta 4 – Rome
Economic regulation of water and wastewater services encompasses a wide range of institutional frameworks and market conditions that differ from country to country in Europe and Worldwide.
In the European Union (EU) there has been a significant evolution towards the rationalization of the sector and the harmonization of practices and principles, by establishing a general framework for common action in water policy, with the aim to protect water resources and promote sustainable and efficient use of water.
Despite substantial differences, European countries are facing similar challenges to their water and wastewater systems, which require new investment due to the deterioration of physical assets, security and quality of drinking water supply, universal access to water, affordability, environmental sustainability and many other factors.
A need to reinforce technical and institutional dialogue among institutions and stakeholders is more and more necessary, in order to balance needs and interests of both customers and industry, without harming the environment and future generations. Innovation and investment can improve accessibility and quality levels of water supply, however any solution offered should aim for cost-efficiency and minimize the potential
economic impact on customers.