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Benchmarking programmes

Since 2007, EBC operates an international benchmarking programme with the objective to improve water and wastewater services.

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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 2015, 43 utilities from 17 different countries participated in EBC's annual benchmarking exercise. Additionally, 56 utilities divided over 4 hubs (Albania/Kosovo, 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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Participation

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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IB2014 Public report

The IB2014 Public Report highlights the results of the international benchmarking exercise that ended in December 2015. The annual benchmarking excercise in Western Europe attracted 43 utilities from 17 countries.

 

 

Latest news

2016-04-25 - Registration for the next exercise (IB2015)

Utilities from 19 different countries already registered for the 10th edition of the International Benchmarking exercise (IB2015). Interested utilities can still register.

2016-03-09 - Orientation & Training workshop: agenda available

The agenda of the Orientation & Training workshop is now available. The Workshop will take place on 15 April in Copenhagen, Denmark and starts on 10:00 in the morning.

2016-03-08 - IB2014 Public report now available

The IB2014 Public Report highlights the main results from the annual benchmarking exercise in Western Europe. 43 utilities from 17 countries participated. Key indicators are clustered around the performance areas distinguished within the EBC benchmarking methodology: Coverage, Water quality, Reliability, Service quality, Sustainability and Finance & Efficiency.