Thursday, 17 March 2016 01:00

GWOPA and IAWD join hands to support water utilities in the Danube region

Spanning 10 countries, the Danube river is a vital resource for Europe and its citizens.

GWOPA/UN-Habitat and the International Association of Water Supply Companies of the Danube River Catchment Area (IAWD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly facilitate regional cooperation for better water and sanitation provision in the Danube region. The focus of the cooperation is supporting the region's utilities through capacity development efforts, including WOPs.

IAWD is an association of utilities and other stakeholders working in the water sector in the Danube region, which is the source for the water supply of over 80 million people. The MoU was signed in Barcelona and in Vienna in March 2016. The first pilot Water Operators' Partnership (WOP) to be implemented under this cooperation will be between Budapest Waterworks in Hungary and Subotica Waterworks in Serbia.

Danube news
In picture above L-R: Csaba Haranghy, CEO, Budapest Waterworks and IAWD Board Member, Walter Kling, Secretary General, IAWD, Jose Luis Martin, Programme Officer, GWOPA and Vladimir Tausanovic, President, IAWD

 

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  • Description Resume: IAWD facilitates the voice of water utilities in the Danube Region and acts as a mechanism for initiating, organizing and implementing projects that bring financial resources from donors for common actions.

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