stability, effectiveness and efficiency of operational and investment costs in the water industry
the protection of the interests of consumers
the safeguarding of water resources and the environment
the convergence of service quality standards and technological innovation
WAREG is a membership organisation that builds upon the support of its Members in facilitating proactive collaboration, knowledge exchange and capacity building activities
Promote collaboration among Members, exchange and share common practices, carry out joint analysis on regulatory models, tariffs and price setting methodologies in the drinking water and wastewater sector, at national and regional level.
Organise specialised training, offer technical assistance and exchange know-how, promoting regulatory practices, efficiency of industrial costs, stability of rules and transparency of prices in the drinking water and wastewater sector in Europe.
Support the full implementation of relevant European Union Directives and Regulations in the water sector in EU Member Countries, promote capacity-building on water sector regulation in EU Candidate and EU Partner Countries.
Open dialogue with EU Institutions, International Organisations, national and regional Authorities and stakeholders, on quality of services, customer protection, innovation and environmental sustainability in the water industry.
Established in 2014, WAREG is made up of 25 Members and 5 Observers, represented by the highest bodies within national and regional public authorities.
They hold supervisory and regulatory competencies on water and wastewater services in 18 EU Member Countries, 4 EU Candidate Countries and 4 EU Partner Countries. Members participate in all WAREG’s bodies, while Observers are invited to participate in WAREG’s General Assembly meetings.
WAREG’s statutory bodies are the General Assembly, the President, the Vice Presidents, the Board, the Working Groups and the Secretariat.Discover our team