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The 19th WAREG General Assembly, Budapest, 5-6 September

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.


14th WAREG General Assembly

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.


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1° European Forum on Regulation for Water Services – EFRWS

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. 

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20th General Assembly

2 - 3 December 2019
Piazzale della Farnesina 1

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