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DANUBIS (Danube Utility Benchmarking and Information Sharing) is an online repository of resources for and about water supply and sanitation utilities in Southeast, Eastern, and Central Europe.








For a more comprehensive overview of water and wastewater events and trainings in the Danube region, please see DANUBIS.

DWP Events

Associations Meeting
    November 2015

Regional EU accession cross support
    workshop in the water sector

    28-29 September, Zagreb, Croatia

Final Asset Management workshop
    15 September, Belgrade, Serbia

Training Workshop on WSS
    Regulation in Ukraine

    25-26 August, Kyiv, Ukraine

Further Events

ECRR European River Symposium
    2-3 March 2016, Vienna, Austria

EIP Water Conference 2016
    10 February 2016, Leeuwarden, The

Water Forum 2015
    17-19 November, Belgrade, Serbia

EWA Conference "Water Challenges in

    16-17 November, Brussels, Belgium

Water and Sustainable Development:
    Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition

    4-6 November, Pristina, Kosovo

EBC Benchmarking Workshop
    21-23 October, Jerez de la
    Frontera, Spain

IWA Water and Development
    Conference & Exhibition

    18-22 October, Dead Sea, Jordan


DWC 2015 Conference Report available

DWC 2014 Conference Report available

Program Activities

Analytical and Advisory Work
Capacity Development
Knowledge Sharing
Competitive Grant Window


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Final Asset Management workshop - photos & presentations available

15 September 2015, Belgrade, Serbia

On 15 September, the IAWD Asset Management Regional Services Hub convened participating utilities, donors and other stakeholders for the final workshop of this capacity development project undertaken in phase 1 of the Danube Water Program.

Further information, presentations and photos

Further information on Asset Management


Competitive Grant 2 - photos and TV news segment

On 17 September 2015, 81 employees of ´╗┐Moldovan ´╗┐utilities received their certificates for completing a vocational training course titled "Operation of water supply and sewerage systems AMAC". The Moldova National Association of Water and Sanitation Utilities (AMAC) and the Technical University of Moldova jointly organized this course through their Water Training Center.

IAWD was happy to provide financial support for this ongoing retraining effort of the Moldovan workforce in water supply and sanitation. IAWD and the project team will assess the course curriculum for completeness and adaptability to other countries' circumstances.

Further information on Competitive Grant 2

Further information on the Competitive Grant Window


Asset Management Regional Services Hub - brochure available

IAWD is proud to release a new brochure on the establishment and operation of an IAWD Asset Management Regional Services Hub for selected water utilities in the Danube river basin. After an overview of the project objectives, the brochure presents both the methodology and the results of the activity. It also includes information on conferences, workshops and visits from/to utilities organized under this project, as well as on produced training material, progress monitoring, and dissemination activites.

This brochure was produced jointly with UTVSI and Hydro-Comp Enterprises, IAWD's partners in the Asset Management program.

Brochure - Establishment and Operation of an IAWD Asset Management Regional Services Hub for Selected Water Utilities in the Danube River Basin (EN)

Brochure - Uspostavljanje i Rad IAWD Regionalnog Asset Management Centra za Odabrane Vodovode u Slivu Reke Dunav (SR)

Further information on Asset Management


Training for the Ukrainian Regulator - slides available

25-26 August 2015, Kyiv, Ukraine

The slides of presentations given by Michael Rouse (Independent International Advisor and Distinguished Research Associate at the University of Oxford, Ian Alexander (of Cambridge Economic Policy Associates) and the Bulgarian regulator EWRC are now available.

Presentations on quality and price regulation of water supply and sanitation services


2015 Danube Water Conference summary video available

A 5-minute summary video of the 2015 Danube Water Conference is now available on Youtube. The conference was held in Vienna, Austria on 7-8 May 2015 and brought together around 150 key stakeholders of the water and wastewater sector from 23 countries.

Further information on the 2015 Danube Water Conference


Final report of the DWP Energy Efficiency in WSS Utilities Capacity-Building Program available

The final report of the capacity-building program on Energy Efficiency is now available here.

The report documents the project implementation process, project outcomes, and lessons learned throughout the program. It also provides an evaluation of the program by participating utilties, with the general mood being very positive and highlighting aspects such as the comprehensiveness and user-friendliness of the training material.

The Energy Efficiency program was planned and implemented by Econoler, a renowned consulting firm specializing in the design, implementation, evaluation and financing of energy efficiency programs and projects worldwide.

Further information on the the Energy Efficiency Program

Final Report of the Energy Efficiency Program


UTVSI Seminar on Water Distribution Systems

4-6 August 2015, Belgrade, Serbia

In cooperation with the Serbian Chamber of Engineers and PUC Belgrade Waterworks and Sewerage as the host company, the Association for water technology and sanitary engineering (UTVSI) organized a seminar on water distribution systems in Belgrade from 4th to 6th of August.

The seminar was realized as part of joint European Professional Development Program for 2015. It was a unique opportunity for 130 licensed engineers from the area of drinking water supplying and waste water engineering, including six experts from Sarajevo Waterworks and Hydro Engineering Institute Sarajevo, to refresh and acquaint themselves with German water distribution standards.

Further information on competitive grant 5

Further information and photos of the event


AM Workshop presentations available

Presentations and photos of all three workshops on Asset Management, held in June 2014, November 2014 and April 2015, as well as all editions of the AM Hub's newsletter are now available on the Danube Water Program website.

Presentations and photos of AM workshops


Request for Expressions of Interest - Capacity Building

For creating a Partnership for Delivery of a Regional Program for Capacity Building
for Water Utilities in the Danube Region

The International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area (IAWD) in cooperation with National Water Utility Associations has prepared a concept for a regional capacity building program for utilities in the Danube region. It is the intention of the partners to develop further the concept and to create a business plan and work plan for carrying out the program over the next three years with the intention that the program and activities becomes self-sustaining.

An individual consultant is therefore being sought to develop further the concept and in particular to assist in defining the curriculum, steps needed to develop and produce the capacity building, and in proposing a detailed business plan that allows this activity to secure the needed resources for longterm sustainability.

Expressions of Interest (including documentation of the background of the consultant, resources and references) must be delivered in written form by August 14th, 2015.

Request for Expressions of Interest - Capacity Building


Water and Sustainable Development - Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition

4-6 November 2015, Pristina, Kosovo


In 2013, the Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania (SHUKALB) and the Water and Wastewater Works Association of Kosovo (SHUKOS), started a tradition to organize the Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition. Since then, this event has been successfully held each year, once in Pristina and once in Tirana.

This year, the third Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition will be held in Pristina, Kosovo, on 4-6 November 2015 with topic “Water and Sustainable Development”.
The Conference Program offers a variety of topics that cover all the aspects of water supply and wastewater sector to include here policy, management and technical issues.

You are invited to submit your abstracts! For detailed information please see the Call for Abstracts Brochure.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts has been extended to 7 September 2015.


Danube Water Program June 2015 Newsletter Released

3 June 2015, Vienna, Austria

The Danube Water Program has released the latest edition of it's biannual newsletter, which includes program news, upcoming program events, information on capacity building programs, as well as events and news from the Danube region.

Read the full newsletter here:

DWP June 2015 Newsletter