2017 Danube Water Conference

17 -18 May 2017, Vienna, Austria

Photo credit: Astrid Knie/Vienna Water

The Danube Water Conference addresses European and Global Water challenges in delivering Water services.

This year's conference will deal with "Addressing the Challenges of Financing Water Services for Development". The Conference will bring together more than 150 senior water sector representatives from more than 15 countries to discuss the challenges associated with the financing of water services in the Danube region.

The 2017 Danube Water Conference will be held in conjunction with the IWA – Performance Indicators Conference (May 15-17). This Conference is a traditional forum where ideas and methodologies on bnechmarking are exchanged. The convening of the conferences together will enable a rich exchange of experiences among regular IWA PI participants and professionals from the Danube region, where benchmarking and performance assessment activities have been quite intense in the recent past.

Photos of the Conference (Photo credit: Astrid Knie/Vienna Water)

Presentations 17 May 2017
Presentations 18 May 2017
Local governments’ role in planning investments and improving performance of WSS services

Miodrag Kolic: Project “Local Leaders in South East Europe: Lead for Change – LL SEE” - results and accomplishments

Jane Vrteski and Aida Jusufhodzic: Financial and Operational Performance Improvement Programme

Aida Jusufhodzic and Jane Vrteski: Public Service Agreement

Sandi Zulic: Public Service Contract

Aida Jusufhodzic and Jane Vrteski: Interactive training exercise on the key indicators

Addressing the Challenge of Water and Sanitation Services Provision in Rural Areas

Susanna Smets: Introduction on provision of water services in rural areas in the region

Viacheslav Sorokovskyi: Ukraine - Expanding water services in rural areas in the context of decentralization

Alda Mile: Albania - Steps towards integration of rural areas under municipal utility management

Ion Lica and Julie Bergamin: Moldova - Challenges in regionalization of utilities and local service provision in rural areas

Neil Macleod: The case of Durban - Universal access to sanitation services

Financing Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure and its Operation

Vesna Grizelj Simic: Financing WWT infrastructure construction in Croatia – issues and challenges of UWWTD harmonization

Ioana Nedelea: Romanian experience in UWWTD implementation - financial aspect, issues and challenges

Michael Jacobsen: Financing operation of WWT facilities in EU countries of the region – sustainability and full cost recovery

Philippe Thiel: Sustainable infrastructure in Water Sector: Key benefits of DBO / BOT models

Business Planning for WSS Utility Companies

Jane Vrteski: Water utility business planning process in Macedonia

Ad Sannen: Conditions for effective and productive water utility business planning

Sanja Bujisa: Support to develop and update business plans

Elisabeta Poci: Challenge of incorporating capacity building measures into business plan

Neil Macleod: Putting customers at the heart of business plan

Perspectives on Financing

Frank Wiederkehr: Financing Utilities – the Role of Different Actors

Radoslav Russev: Financing Public WSS Infrastructure

Aida Jusufhodzic: Wastewater Collection and Treatment Project Bihac in BiH

Predrag Perkovic: Financing of Capacity Building - The needs and constraints