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1 – What is water economic regulation?

Water economic regulation can be defined as the rules and institutions which set, monitor, enforce and change the allowed tariffs and service standards for water providers.

Why is economic regulation needed?

Economic regulation is a solution to the 3 main problems of the water and wastewater sector:…

Date 19 July 2023
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The Water Basics Series from WAREG

As we navigate the complex landscape of water management, understanding the policies and regulations that shape the sector becomes crucial. That’s why we are excited to introduce the Water Basics Series, a comprehensive collection of articles designed to shed light on the fundamental aspects of water regulation and the…

Date 17 July 2023
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Advancing Water Regulation: Interview with Szilvia Szalóki, Vice-President of WAREG

“Advancing Water Regulation”, our interview with Szilvia Szalóki, WAREG’s Vice-President and Vice-President of the Hungarian Regulatory Authority.

Ms Szalóki, congratulations on your reconfirmation as Vice-President of WAREG. As you enter your third term, we would be grateful to hear your reflections on this noteworthy accomplishment. Furthermore, could you kindly enlighten us on…

Date 3 July 2023
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Assessing the Damages and Needs in Ukraine’s Water Supply and Sanitation Sector: UN Report Highlights Urgent Reconstruction Efforts

An analysis of Ukraine’s water and sanitation sector damages according to the UN Report Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment: February 2022 – February 2023.

A recent report by the United Nations, “Rapid Damage and Needs Assessment: February 2022 – February 2023,” sheds light on the extensive damages suffered by…

Date 30 June 2023
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Mitigating the Impact of Hostilities on Water Resources in Ukraine: The Role of State Regulation

The article discusses the unique characteristics of the impact of hostilities on water resources in Ukraine due to industrialization, highlighting the damage to infrastructure, contamination of water resources, and the need for state regulation and international cooperation to mitigate the consequences.

The impact of war on water resources

While the…

Date 29 June 2023
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NEURC Ukraine on the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station

Threats to ecology and to WSS caused by the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station.

Around 02:35 on 6 June 2023, a destructive explosion occurred at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station (hereinafter – HPP).

As reported by Ukrhydroenergo, significant damage was inflicted on the HPP, including the destruction…

Date 8 June 2023
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28th General Assembly of WAREG Addresses Water Challenges and Regulatory Progress

Press release 28th General Assembly – 6 and 7 June 2023

How does the ongoing revision of the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive impact WAREG members? How can capacity-building projects serve as a valuable tool in fostering the regulatory capacities of WAREG Members?

Pristina, Kosovo – June 7, 2023 –…

Date 8 June 2023
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WAREG welcomes NEURC Ukraine as New Member

The National Energy and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC) of Ukraine has become the 25th Member of WAREG European Water Regulators.

Pristina, June 6, 2023 – The 28th General Assembly of the European Water Regulators (WAREG) concluded on a positive note as its members unanimously approved the membership application of the…

Date 6 June 2023
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Press Release: Regulatory Choices for the Estimation of Allowed Costs of Energy – Lessons Learned from the Energy Shock of 2022

WAREG took part in the Baltic Water Forum hosted by the National Energy Regulatory Council in Vilnius, Lithuania on May 30th, 2023. Andrea Guerrini, WAREG President and Commissioner of ARERA, presented on the topic of the challenges faced by the water sector in light of the energy shock experienced in…

Date 30 May 2023
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WAREG host Kick-Off Workshop for Capacity-Building Project in the Western Balkans

WAREG host Kick-Off Workshop for Capacity-Building Project in the Western Balkans

WAREG is pleased to announce the successful kick-off workshop of the Capacity-Building Project in the Western Balkans. This initiative aims to assess the effectiveness and affordability of tariff-setting methodologies in covering drinking water and wastewater services costs in the…

Date 15 May 2023
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