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The European Benchmarking Co-operation:

Improvement programme
for water services

Benchmarking programmes

Since 2007, EBC operates an international benchmarking programme with the objective to improve water and wastewater services. Joining the EBC-programme is a commitment to asses, learn and improve!

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Western Europe

Western Europe remains EBC's core market. Building on the experience for Western Europe EBC has become a renowed initiative in benchmarking and performance improvement.

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EBC participants globally

In 2016, 45 utilities from 20 different countries participated in EBC's annual benchmarking exercise. Three of these utilities are from outside Europe (Singapore, United States and Oman). Additionally, 45 utilities divided over 3 hubs (Bulgaria, former Yugoslavia region and Ukraine) joined.

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EBC benchmarking process

The International Water Association briefly defines benchmarking as a tool for performance improvement through systematic search and adaptation of leading practices. Benchmarking is not a single action but a continuous, cyclical process.

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How to join IB2016

EBC offers a learning-orientated benchmarking programme. Participants to the benchmarking exercise will be able to compare the performance of their own utility with that of peers and collect objective performance information for use in communication to stakeholders.

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IB2015 Public report

The IB2015 Public Report highlights the results of the international benchmarking exercise that ended in December 2016. The annual benchmarking excercise in Western Europe attracted 45 utilities from 20 countries.



Latest news

2017-02-17 - Call to Register - IB2016

In 2017 the European Benchmarking Co-operation organises the 11th edition of its programme of annual benchmarking exercises for drinking water- & wastewater utilities in Western Europe (IB2016). Registration is now open.

2016-12-20 - Video impression IB2015 Benchmarking workshop Poznan

Missed out the IB2015 Benchmarking workshop in Poznan, but would like to get an impression of it? Just check out the video below! At the beginning of next year some short interviews with participants will be available as well.

2016-11-11 - IB2015 Benchmarking workshop: Raising the bar

From 2 - 4 November 2016, participants in the IB2015 benchmarking exercise for Western Europe gathered in Poznan, Poland for the 10th edition of the annual benchmarking workshop. Over 84 utility representatives from around Europe and beyond, including delegations from regional benchmarking hubs in the Danube region participated in an open and constructive atmosphere, with a clear spirit of collaboration and taking lessons from colleagues.