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The birth of a seemingly impossible analysis – an interview with Vice President Ivaylo Kastchiev

In this exclusive interview, we converse with Ivaylo Kastchiev, WAREG Vice-President, who played a crucial role in drafting the KPIs Report 2023.

Kastchiev, with his extensive expertise and experience in both the operational and regulatory aspects of the water sector, chairs the working group responsible for this key report.…

Date 23 January 2024
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Insights from the 2023 WAREG KPIs Report

Analysing the Diversity and Challenges in KPI Reporting for Water Regulation in Europe

The latest report from WAREG provides an extensive analysis of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) used across Europe for regulating water utilities. This article aims to dissect the main findings from this comprehensive survey, showcasing the diversity…

Date 18 January 2024
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The structure of the WAREG KPIs Report 2023

In an era where environmental sustainability and efficient resource management are paramount, understanding the nuances of water regulation in Europe is more crucial than ever. The WAREG KPIs Report 2023 serves as a cornerstone document in this regard, offering a comprehensive analysis of the performance, efficiency, and quality of…

Date 16 January 2024
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4 – Navigating the Evolutions of the Drinking Water Directive

Directive (EU) 2020/2184 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2020 on the quality of water intended for human consumption (recast) – The Drinking Water Directive (DWD)

The Drinking Water Directive is the European Directive that concerns the quality of water intended for human consumption. It regulates standards…

Date 11 January 2024
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Summary from EFRWS23

Reflecting on the successful convening of the European Forum on the Regulation of Water Services, the EFRWS23 Water Regulation Insights offer an in-depth look at the collaborative advancements and pivotal discussions led by industry regulators. This summary delves into the critical role these discussions play in enhancing environmental sustainability…

Date 9 December 2023
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3 – The Evolution and Impact of the EU’s Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive

The UWWTD aims to protect the European Union (EU) environment from the adverse effects of urban wastewater by setting out EU-wide rules for collecting, treating, and discharging wastewater.

The background of the UWWTD

The Urban Wastewater Directive (UWWTD), or Council Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban wastewater treatment, was adopted on 21…

Date 19 November 2023
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2 – The essence of the Water Framework Directive

Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy – Water Framework Directive (WFD).

What are the objectives and key provisions of the WFD?

The Water Framework Directive: This Directive establishes a framework…

Date 16 November 2023
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1 – EU Water Acquis: A Comprehensive Guide

The EU Water Acquis represents a key achievement in the collective governance of water resources within the European Union. As the accumulated legislative and policy frameworks, it aims to provide a unified approach to water management, safeguarding both quality and availability. Its scope goes from safeguarding public health through clean…

Date 7 November 2023
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Protection of water resources of Ukraine: from crisis to recovery

Ukraine is on the 32nd place among 40 in terms of drinking water provision in Europe and is on the list of countries threatened by water scarcity. At the same time, 75% of the water supplied to consumers is taken from surface sourcesrivers.

The existing problems with the…

Date 30 October 2023
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Asset Depreciation in Water Tariff Calculations: A Case Study from Albania

Article from Ndricim Shani, Chairman of the Water Regulatory Authority of Albania.

The reform in the water sector aims to improve the financial sustainability of utilities, as well as the quality of service to consumers. One of the main reasons for the problematic financial sustainability of utilities is that tariffs…

Date 28 September 2023
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