WAREG’s Headquarters and Secretariat are based in Milan (Italy), hosted by the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy Networks and Environment (ARERA).
WAREG’s institutional office is hosted by the Brussels Energy Regulatory Commission (BRUGEL) in Belgium.
The President is responsible for representing WAREG in any meetings, conferences, seminars or workshops held with external organisations. He/She works within the scope of, and in accordance with, the decisions taken and directions given by the Assembly. He/She submits regular reports on the activities carried out by the Presidency to the Assembly.
The Vice-presidents support the President in his/her responsibilities, and substitute him/her in cases of the President’s absence. They coordinate with the Working Group Chairs, the Secretariat and all Members in order to propose common actions for consideration by the Assembly.
The President and the Vice-Presidents are nominated from amongst high level representatives of WAREG Members for a term of two years, which may be renewed. Their mandates are assigned to the institution (regulatory entity) which they represent.
The Assembly consists of one high level representative of the management of each Member. The Assembly has the responsibility to take decisions and to define the strategic lines of organisational and operational activities of WAREG, including the definition of priority activities, external communication and internal organisation. It is agreed that, under ordinary circumstances, the Assembly meets at least four times per year. Any further extraordinary meetings of the Assembly may be called by any Member.
The main competencies of the Assembly are the following:
The responsibility of the Secretariat is to support all WAREG bodies. All WAREG Members may participate at Secretariat meetings. The Secretariat has the power to decide on its internal organisational structure and allocation of roles and responsibilities in order to carry out its activities.
The current members of the Secretariat are:
Christian Minelli (ARERA, Italy) – Head of the Secretariat
Ramon Domènech Aldomà – EU Regulatory Affairs Manager
Vittorio Graziano – Web Content Manager
Fjola Beqiri (ERRU, Albania) – Regulatory Specialist
WAREG activated three Task Forces. They collect and review information and also carry out research and analysis on the water and wastewater sector.
TF – EU Legislation
The Task Force EU Legislation analyses the potential impact that EU legislation and policy have on WAREG Members and Observers. TF EU Legislation monitors all relevant legislative developments at the EU level, such as the implementation, review and transposition of relevant EU Directives and Regulations, for instance the ongoing revision of the UWWTD, the effects of the EU Taxonomy Regulation and its delegated acts and the transposition of the Drinking Water Directive.
TF – KPIs & Benchmarking
The Task Force KPIs & Benchmarking started its activities in the aftermath of the 7th General Assembly, where it has been decided to start to analyse a selection of KPIs in use by WAREG Members and international databases related to the concept of “water efficiency”. Through questionnaires and data sharing between our Members, TF KPIs & Benchmarking was able to draft an official report, “An Analysis Of Water Efficiency Kpis In Wareg Member Countries“.
TF – Governance
The Task Force Governance gathers data from our Members and Observers and analyses the answers to questionnaires drafting a general picture of the variety of WAREG regulators. Its strategic goal is to use WAREG’s data to analyse differences, correlations, and relationships between regulation models, analyse accountability, functionality, and effectiveness of regulation and make conclusions and propositions on possible EU regulation changes.