12 December 2017
On 5th December 2017, WAREG, the Association of European Water Regulators, was formally established in Milan as a non-profit organisation under Italian law. WAREG’s President, Mr. Alberto Biancardi (Italy), signed the Constitutive Act in the presence of an Italian notary at the premises of the Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity Gas and Water (Aeegsi). For this purpose, Mr Biancardi was granted powers of attorney by other Members of WAREG to formalize the Association’s establishment. Also present for this milestone event were WAREG’s Vice Presidents, Dr. Szilvia Szalóki (Hungary), Mr. Dimitar Kochkov (Bulgaria) and Mr. Anthony Sammut (Malta).
14 November 2017
The 4th International Water Regulators Forum (IWRF) will be held this 14 of November 2017, alongside the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
10 October 2017
WAREG held its 13th General Assembly in Riga, Latvia on the 10th of October 2017 with the participation of 42 water regulatory professionals from 21 countries.
1 September 2017
In the week between August 27 up to September 1st, Stockholm was host to the World Water Week event, bringing together over 3000 water professionals from 133 countries. Among hundreds of presentations, seminars, debates and table discussions, spanning across the seven days of the event, we at WAREG would like to make note of the seminar Governance of water and waste: a key to sustainable development?
2 August 2017
This November, ERRA is holding it's third training on water regulation.
13 July 2017
In preparation for the 8th World Water Forum to be held in Brasilia, Brazil (2018), an online platform has been opened where people from around the world can share ideas, experiences and solutions to improve water management. Everybody, even non-experts can suggest water issues to be discussed at the world’s largest water event and influence the Forum discussions.
20 June 2017
WAREG held its 12th General Assembly in Tibilisi, Georgia on the 20th of June 2017 with the participation of 33 water regulatory professionals from 17 countries.
15 March 2017
WAREG held its 11th General Assembly in Sofia, Bulgaria on 15 March 2017 with the participation of 43 water regulatory professionals from 21 countries.
13 March 2017
A general report on the issue of affordability was issued by WAREG on 10 March 2017. The report elaborated by WAREG provides a description of some approaches used in 17 WAREG Members’ countries to ensure the affordability of water and sewerage charges. It also provides a general overview of the governance frameworks and tools used in those countries. The main objective of this paper is to outline existing practices and to identify possible common patterns in regulatory mechanisms to ensure affordability of water services.
6 December 2016
On the 6th of December, the 10th WAREG Assembly took place in Tallinn, Estonia, where Members from Albania, the Azores, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Portugal, Scotland and Spain were present. The meeting was hosted by ECA - Estonian Competition Authority Member of WAREG.
10 October 2016
The 3rd IWA Water Regulators Forum was held in Brisbane, Australia in the framework of the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition on 10th October 2016. The venue of the event was soon filled with regulatory delegates and other representatives, including many members of our network.
28 September 2016
On the 27th of September, the 9th WAREG Assembly took place in St. Julians’, Malta, where members from Albania, the Azores, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Portugal, Scotland and Spain were present. The meeting was hosted by REWS - Regulator for Energy and Water Services -Malta, Member of WAREG.
24 June 2016
A great number of water professionals from more than 70 stakeholders gathered in The Hague for the 7th Meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative (WGI). WAREG was also represented by some of its members.
9 June 2016
Beginning of June the 8th WAREG General Assembly took place, this time, in Azores, Members from, Belgium , Bulgaria , Croatia , Denmark , Georgia ( New Member), Hungary , Italy , Malta , Romania , Portugal , Scotland Georgia were present. The meeting was hosted by ERSARA - Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority - Azores, Member of WAREG.
The schedule was split between on 2 days of work, 2nd of June the General Assembly followed by a separate meeting on Bechmarking kindly supported by OXERA and 3rd of June Working Groups Meeting.
Every meeting brings the Members closer and strengthen the communication between all helping WAREG to develop.