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Cities of the future

  Zero sludge production may seem the impossible dream of municipalities, yet considerable sludge reduction can be achieved with bio-augmentation   The management of bio-solids (sludge) derived from the treatment of domestic waste water has been a difficult issue for years. A great deal of research and technological innovation have evolved around this problem. This… » read more

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Freedom to meet targets

  The transparency of the French governance model works for the public management of its water and waste water services Water services should be subject to solutions adopted locally. In France, this principle is applied to its extreme, leaving municipalities free to determine how to meet water policy targets that are defined at European or… » read more

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Holistic risk management

  Approaches to safeguarding drinking water and waste water utilities, and how a web-based risk management tool has been successfully trialled Water supply and sanitation are critical services and contribute to a safe, healthy environment and society. Many different kinds of hazards and hazardous events may adversely affect water supply and sewage operations and ultimately… » read more

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Finding the best fit

  With a goal of sustainability by 2021, Estonia is studying its public water supply and waste water services to find its most effective operations Since Estonia’s re-independence in 1991, development and investment in the water sector has been mainly subsidy driven. In the 1990s, subsidies for water infrastructure were still small. In addition, the… » read more

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  The Danish water sector is determined to meet global climate goals while effectively adapting to inevitable changes in weather conditions     An agenda for change driven by the water sector Water utilities today face a double and mutually dependent challenge of adapting to inevitable climate change and at the same time acting responsibly… » read more

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Road to reform

  Improvements in the Bulgarian water supply and sanitation sector are underway. However, more investment and further EU assistance is still required   The reform of the Bulgarian water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector has been an issue since the mid-1990s. The reform itself was partially prepared by different governments over the years but for… » read more

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Revenue drains

Falling water consumption in many parts of Western Europe is impacting the business model of water suppliers. How do we deal with this drop in revenue? Why is the demand for drinking water decreasing? Evidence shows that in Europe, but more acutely in Western Europe, drinking water consumption per capita is falling.   This is… » read more

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Liquid assets

  Education and training is a vital element of the Austrian water sector, improving the quality of the service     Austria has two associations in the water service sector: the Austrian Association for Gas and Water (ÖVGW) and the Austrian Water and Waste Management Association (ÖWAV). ÖVGW has a long history. Founded in 1881,… » read more

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  There is a human right to water and sanitation, so the balance between availability and affordability is fundamental to the water service process   The organisation and economic framework of the water sector in Europe is very diverse and reflects the subsidiarity principle which EurEau supports. In all European countries, the economic aspects of… » read more

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