The Danube Water Program supports policy dialogue and capacity development to achieve Smart Policies, Strong Utilities, Sustainable Services in the water supply and wastewater sector in the Danube Region.
The Program is jointly run by the World Bank and IAWD, the International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area, with seed financing from the Government of Austria.
The Danube Water Program is developed through five pillars, covering topics ranging from strategic policy options all the way to utility operational matters. Concrete actions carried out under the Program that are focused at utility operations are:
- Energy Efficiency
- Asset Management
- Utility Benchmarking
- Commercial Efficiency
Regarding utility benchmarking, local associations in the region, EBC Foundation and the Danube Water Program have joined forces to establish regional benchmarking programmes with the objective to improve water services by benchmarking and learning from each other.
Find out more about your regional benchmarking programme of choice.