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The European Benchmarking Co-operation

Improvement programme for water services

The map below shows the number of unique utilities per geographic cluster, which participated at least once over the last 5 years in one of EBC's benchmarking programmes.

The programme explained

Participants gain insight in potential improvement areas, industry best practices and innovations through extensive, annual benchmarking exercises and knowledge exchange events. 

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EBC offers drinking water- & wastewater utilities in Europe and beyond a leading improvement- and knowledge exchange programme. 

Since the start of EBC's benchmarking programme in 2007, more than 240 utilities participated in one or more of EBC's benchmarking exercises. Together these utilities provide driking water- and wastewater services to a significant number of customers in Europe. Interested in how they experienced their participation? You'll find it here.  

Since 2007, EBC annually organises benchmarking exercises for drinking water- and wastewater utilities in Europe and beyond. Goal of these international benchmarking exercises is to assist water  utilities in their continuous efforts to improve their services by benchmarking and learning from each other.

Next to offering a benchmarking programme for European utilities, EBC is or has been involved in several regional benchmarking initiatives, in close collaboration with local partners.

For the purpose of transparency and stakeholder communication EBC annually publishes a public report about its European benchmarking programme. This report shows ranges and median values of 24 key indicators for drinking water- and wastewater services, as well as several good practices and participants' experiences. Here you'll find the latest version.

Latest news

News

  • IB2021 in full swing

    / Viktoria Iskova

    The 2022 benchmarking exercise (IB2021) so far has attracted 47 water utilities, which is about 15% more participants than in the year 2021. Data collection is in full swing.

  • 2022 Benchmarking exercise open for registration!

    / Peter Dane

     

    As of 14 March 2022 EBC opens the registration for its 16th annual benchmarking exercise for drinking water- and wastewater utilties in Europe. 

  • No admission for Russian water companies anymore

    / Peter Dane

     

    In view of the Russian military aggression in Ukraine, EBC has decided to no longer admit Russian water companies to its European benchmarking programme. Existing participants have been disconnected from the programme with immediate effect.

  • Call for the position of Programme Co-ordinator

    / Peter Dane

     

    EBC Foundation is looking for an enthusiastic (fulltime/parttime) programme co-ordinator.