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Governance of the Romanian water and wastewater industry

When Romania joined the EU in 2007, it began an extensive investment program to fulfil its legal obligations and ensure compliance with EU drinking water quality and environmental standards.

The scale of the challenge facing the sector is given by the level of investment required in Romania to meet the…

Date 31 October 2022
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WAREG 25th General Assembly

Press Release

23 September 2022 – Will water tariffs increase as a consequence of the continuing rise in energy costs in the drinking water and wastewater industry? Will investment by water companies on climate resilience, carbon neutrality and circular economy be offset by increasing operational costs? Can water regulators take…

Date 23 September 2022
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The new sunshine regulation in Italy and ARERA on technical quality

WAREG Secretariat interviews Andrea Guerrini on the recent release of the Technical Quality Indicators in Italy.

The Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (ARERA) has released technical quality indicators for 2018 and 2019. What are they, and how do they work?

ARERA introduced performance indicators on the…

Date 29 June 2022
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The Italian regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (ARERA)

The Italian regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (ARERA)

The Italian regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (ARERA) is the independent multi-sector regulator for the whole country. It employs permanent staff (208 persons), fixed-term staff (14 persons) and staff detached from other national administrations (16 persons). Its revenues…

Date 29 June 2022
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Annual report 2021 – Thematic notebooks

Annual report 2021 – Thematic notebooks

Annual report 2021 – Water sector in the Brussels-Capital Region. The thematic notebook which completes the summary version of the 2021 annual report covers the water sector in the Brussels-Capital Region with all the actions carried out by BRUGEL to allow sustainable financing of…

Date 29 June 2022
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VERT 2021 Report approved

The economics committee endorsed the VERT 2021 Activity Report

The Economic Committee unanimously approved the 2021 Resolution of the State Energy Regulatory Council (VERT) and looks forward to further mutual cooperation on consumer issues, especially in the current dynamic market situation.

The chairman of the Economic Committee, Kazys Starkevičius, thanked VERT…

Date 29 June 2022
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ARERA presents technical quality macro indicators in Italy

On June 15th ARERA (Italy) has presented the results of the water and wastewater services technical quality indicators for the years 2018-2019.

Since 2017 ARERA has defined performance goals for the Italian water utilities based on 6 Macro Indicators. Technical quality indicators aim to push water utilities’ efforts towards…

Date 15 June 2022
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First Memorandum of Understanding among the four Water Regulators in the Balkans

Tirana, 18 May 2022. Strengthen the collaboration among regulators, address common challenges in the national drinking water and wastewater sectors, advance the implementation of the EU water legislation, and set the basis for a regional cooperation programme supported by WAREG the Association of European Water Regulators. These are the key…

Date 4 June 2022
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The Water Regulatory Authority of Albania (WRA)

The Water Regulatory Authority of Albania (WRA)

WRA is the Albanian Water Regulatory Authority (WRA) established in 1998 as an independent Regulatory Authority. It employs 28 people, including 5 members of the Commission, with an annual budget of 325.000 €. As the national Regulatory Authority, WRA’s mission is to ensure…

Date 30 May 2022
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The Energy and Water Regulatory Agency of Montenegro (REGAGEN)

The Energy and Water Regulatory Agency of Montenegro (REGAGEN)

REGAGEN has been established in 2004 and has regulated water services since 2017. It is an autonomous, non-profit organisation that is legally and functionally independent from the state authorities. It employs ~39 people with an Annual Budget of 211.674,81€ for…

Date 30 May 2022
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