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About EBC Foundation

The European Benchmarking Co-operation (EBC) is an industry-based, not-for-profit benchmarking initiative to improve water services.

Mission of EBC is to assist drinking water- and wastewater utilities in the continuous process of improving water services, by offering an international benchmarking programme for water services and providing a platform for exchanging leading/best practices of management and operations.

EBC was initiated in 2005 by the national water utility associations of The Netherlands and the Nordic countries (DANVA, FIWA, Norsk Vann, Svenskt Vatten, Vewin) and several utilities of the 6-Cities Group (Copenhagen Energi, Helsinki Water, Oslo kommune VAV, Stockholm Vatten).

After two pilot exercises, EBC started annual benchmarking exercises for water utilities from Europe and even beyond. In 2014, the EBC programme consortium has been converted into EBC Foundation, a legal entity under Dutch law. 

EBC Foundation is governed by a Board, consisting of representatives from the national water utility associations FIWA (Finnish water utilities association), Norsk Vann (Norwegian water utility association) and Vewin (Dutch water utility association) and EurEau (European federation of national water utility associations),

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