2nd European Forum on the Regulation of Water Services (EFRWS)

The 2nd edition of the EFRWS is going to take place online on December 1st, 2021. Here you can find the agenda. Participation will be open to the public without any fees. Registration will soon be available on this page.

About the European Forum on the Regulation of Water Services

WAREG, the Association of Water and Wastewater Regulators in Europe, is strongly engaged in exchanging best practices and know-how on economic regulation, among national, European and International Institutions, as well as stakeholders, including associations of operators and customers and the broader scientific community.

The 1st EFRWS held in Rome in 2019 was the first multi-stakeholder conference of its kind in Europe. With 50+ speakers and 200+ participants from all over Europe, it was focused on the governance of the drinking water and wastewater sectors, as well as on best practices of efficient cost-recovery, affordable tariffs and promotion of environmental sustainability.

The 2nd EFRWS this year will highlight the green transition targeted by the EU Green Deal, and the actions taken by European Institutions, National and Regional Regulators to improve circular economy‐based activities in the drinking water and wastewater sectors. On this page you will be able to read more information on the thematic panels of the Forum.


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1st European Forum on Regulation for Water Services

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…

Category European forum, Water regulation   3 Dec 2019

The role of the Albanian economic regulator in the water and wastewater sector

The national economic regulator for water and wastewater services of Albania (ERRU) has the legal mandate to monitor local water and wastewater operators, in order to avoid possible abuses of their monopolistic power on water supply and sewerage services. Water supply services typically have high costs, but they are vital for local communities, which makes consumers willing to pay even higher tariffs that ensure access to such services. Due to the monopolistic nature of these services local water utilities may apply unjustified high tariffs.

Category European forum, Water regulation   27 Jan 2021