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European River Restoration Conference, 27 - 29 October, Vienna

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City of Vienna/Austria

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Water Supply of the City of Vienna/Austria,

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„Water and Energy“,
5 –7 November 2014, Tirana/Albania

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 Friday, 31 October 2014

DWP - Events 2014

Meeting of Water Utility

     28-30 October, Vienna,


Events 2014

European River
    Restoration Conference

    27-29 October, Vienna,

Water & Energy
    5-7 November, Tirana,


Program Opportunities

Asset management
Competitive Grant
Consulting Services for
    Commercial Efficiency

Energy Efficiency


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Danube Water Program - Brochure

This brochure describes the Program and its activities, shares some early results of collaboration, presents findings and lessons derived from those activities, and describes its longer-term vision.



Danube Water Program Update - Newsletter

This newsletter updates readers on the activities of the Danube Water Program



Danube Water Program Seeking Online Input - Online Survey Begins  NOW CLOSED

The current phase of the Danube Water Program ends next year and an extension of the Program has been proposed. In order to evaluate the demand for such an extension and set proper priorities for the Danube Water Program’s future, we invite you to fill out a short survey. The survey aims at gathering your feedback on the Program’s strengths and weaknesses as well as potential priorities in a second phase extension. This feedback will help to ensure that the Program answers the water and wastewater sector's main needs and that future program activities are targeted at existing needs.

The survey will be open until October 15, 2014 only under the following link: DWP-Survey

It should take no more than 10 minutes of your time - please help us make the Program serve you even better! If you would like to discuss your suggestions in more details please contact us at


Utility Benchmarking Program Begins

The European Benchmarking Cooperation (EBC) together the designated regional benchmarking HUBS in Bulgaria, Kosovo, and Serbia have begun the first cycle of Utility Benchmarking under the Danube Water Program. The program is expected in future to be supported as well by GIZ/ORF. The Kosovo Hub managed by SHUKOS is involving 11 utilities in Kosovo and Albania. The Serbian Hub (run by Aleksandar Kristic of IPN) is involving utilities BiH, Serbia, Macedonia, and Montenegro and the Bulgarian Hub is managed by the Bulgarian Water Association in Bulgaria and involving 12 utilities.

The utilities have completed the first stage of training and have begun to collect the data need for evaluation of their operation. At the end of the year a customized report will be presented to each utility from the Hub and EBC comparing their performance with other similar utilities in the region.

For further information about the Benchmarking program of EBC see here. An overall presentation on the method of utility benchmarking can be found here.


Danube Water Program Audit Report

The first year audited report of the distribution of financial resources under Component 2 of the Danube Water Program has been prepared and provided a positive judgement of the financial management. The report for 2013, prepared by the audit company KPMG, outlines that the initial distribution of funds in 2013 has begun slowly but proper financial management arrangements are in place and being followed. A much larger portion of  program funding will be spent in 2014 when major elements of the program (i.e competitive grants, asset management and other utility capacity building programs) are fully operational.

-IAWD Audit Report


MOU Between Open Regional Fund and
Danube Waters Secretariat Signed.

The Open Regional Fund, supported by the German GIZ and Swiss Development Corporation, and IAWD on behalf of the Danube Water Program signed a Memorandum of Understanding on February 18 committing the parties to “achieve maximum synergy and benefit from the activities of the DWP and the ORF/LLSEE programs.”  The MOU identifies how funding of the two programs will be used for creating synergy in building a strong Regional Dialogue Platform and in activities related to Asset Management and Benchmarking.
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DANUBIS Water Platform Online

DANUBIS stands for Danube Utility Benchmarking and Information Sharing. The DANUBIS water platform is an online repository of resources for and about water and sanitation utilities in the Danube region. 

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