Danube Learning Partnership

Second workshop within D-LeaP Capacity Development Program for improvement of Energy Efficiency in public utility companies (PUCs) was held

Second workshop within D-LeaP Capacity Development Program for improvement of Energy Efficiency in public utility companies (PUCs) was held

The second workshop within D-LeaP Capacity Development Program for improvement of Energy Efficiency in public utility companies (PUCs) was held in the hotel "Rekic'', in Bihac on 17 December 2018. The overall objective of the Program is capacity strengthening of the PUCs employees on the methods and possibilities for Energy Efficiency improvement of pumping stations. The second one-day workshop within the Program for PUCs from Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) was organized by representatives of the thematic centre, Association for Water and Environmental Protection "Aquasan Network in B&H".

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IAWD convenes the meeting of the IAWD Roundtable of Danube region water utility associations and the D-LeaP Committee Council

IAWD convenes the meeting of the IAWD Roundtable of Danube region water utility associations and the D-LeaP Committee Council

The meeting of the IAWD Roundtable of Danube region water utility associations and the D-LeaP Committee Council has been organized on 17-18 December in Vienna, Austria.

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Pre-Conference Benchmarking Workshop for Kosovo & Albania HUB

Pre-Conference Benchmarking Workshop for Kosovo & Albania HUB

On 7 November 2018 Kosovo & Albania Hub held a regional benchmarking workshop that preceded the works of the sixth Balkan Joint Conference organized by the Association of Water and Waste-water Works of Kosovo (SHUKOS) and the Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania(SHUKALB) held in Tirana, Albania. Participants in the meeting were the utilities co-ordinators participating in the Kosovo & Albanian Hub as well as representatives of the IAWD and the Danube Regional Hub Coordinator.

The main purpose of this Workshop was disscusing of Draft Reports for Benchmarking Exercise 2017 and learn from others' practices to improve the performance of water companies, as well as the joint performance of the Hub in the ongoing exercise of Benchmarking.

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Second training cycle on Non-Revenue Water successfully completed in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Aquasan Network in BiH

Second training cycle on Non-Revenue Water successfully completed in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Aquasan Network in BiH

On 29 November 2018, Aquasan Network in BiH delivered the Final Workshop for 15 representatives from 7 Water Utilities thus completing the second training cycle under the D-LeaP NRW Program. As such, in two training cycles that have been carried out in 2017 and 2018, a total number of 38 employees and managers from 18 participating Water Utilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina have enhanced their competences to address high NRW levels. 

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Final Seminar of the fourth cycle of the Utility Benchmarking Program in the Ukrainian Benchmarking Hub successfully delivered

Final Seminar of the fourth cycle of the Utility Benchmarking Program in the Ukrainian Benchmarking Hub successfully delivered

On November 21 - 23, the closing workshop of the fourth cycle of the Utility Benchmarking Program in the Ukrainian Benchmarking Hub took place in Lviv with the support of the Danube Water Program. The event was attended by 65 participants, i.e. representatives of 15 enterprises of the water supply and sewerage sector of Ukraine, the International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area (IAWD, Austria), European Benchmarking Cooperation (EBC, the Netherlands), Ministry of Regional Development, Building and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine, Bavarian Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection (Federal State of Bavaria), Chamber of Commerce “Polish Waterworks” (Izba Gospodarcza "Wodociągi Polskie", Poland), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, WWTP of Nuremberg, specialists from Bulgaria, representatives of famous companies Huber and Siemens and others.

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The Danube Learning Partnership is a committee of IAWD

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The Danube Learning Partnership unites the national water utility associations of the Danube region to offer a comprehensive set of capacity building programs to participating utilities to enable sustainable water and wastewater services for all.

Learning by doing in the D-LeaP will strengthen and improve water utilities through the Danube region.

Walter Kling

Secretary General,
IAWD

Building capacity in water utilities is an essential task and cooperating with others in D-LeaP provides a great basis for small associations to share resources in achieving this.

Elisabeta Poci

Deputy Executive Director,
SHUKALB