SAVE THE DATE: Water Ideas 2018 ⇨ Bologna 17-19 October 2018

WAREG Workshop (Oct. 19th) & Regulatory Workshop (Oct. 20th)

Wednesday 19th October 2016, 15:00-17:00

waregWAREG Workshop: European Water Systems: cooperation and investments

The roundtable will be introduced by Mr. Biancardi, President of WAREG (European Water Regulators) and Commissioner at AEEGSI. He will briefly update on the cooperation among water regulators in Europe and on the regulatory framework in Italy. During the session the issue of investments will be discussed from different point of views, regulators and industry.


WAREG Workshop: European Water Systems: cooperation and investments


Moderator, Maria Salvetti, IAE de Paris / Sorbonne Business School, France

Introduction, Alberto Biancardi, President, WAREG (European Water Regulators) & Commissioner AEEGSI – Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity Gas and Water Services (Italy)

Prof. Gordon Hughes, Scottish Regulatory Authority & Un. Edinburgh (UK), Regulation and Investments in the water sector in Scotland

D. Duccini, Suez Smart Solutions (France), Investment strategy in water distribution in Suez

L. Persi, MM (Italy), Investment strategy in Milan water distribution system

Roberto Zocchi, EurEau (Italy), Investments in the water sector in Europe

Round table discussion: how Regulators and Operators can stimulate investments in the water sector





Thursday 20th October 2016, 10:00-13:00

REGULATORY WORKSHOP: Collaboration between Water Regulators and IWA for efficient and resilient water services.

The workshop offers a platform for regulatory authorities and utilities for exchanging experiences, transferring skills and building partnerships. Regulatory authorities can have a positive and catalytic impact on delivering water services. Water policies and regulation can provide a critical breakthrough in reforming the water sector, catalyzing innovation and attracting investments for much-needed infrastructure and human resource development.

Join regulatory authorities from Europe and all over the world in exchanging experiences and transferring the outcomes of 3rd IWA International Water Regulation Forum (IWRF) to be hold on 9-13 October 2016 in Brisbane, Australia as part of the World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016.

We look forward to continue working for public policies and regulations that truly are catalyst for innovation.

 Preliminary Program 

10:00 11:30 Session: Collaboration for efficient and resilient water services

Chair: Marco Fantozzi, IWA WLSG

Public policy and regulation for resilient water services – Outcomes from the 3rd International Water Regulators Forum. Carolina Latorre Aravena, IWA

Water regulation, water loss management and benchmarking to achieve efficiency: an International perspective. Marco Fantozzi & Allan Lambert, IWA

EU Report on leakage reduction: key concepts, recommendations for utilities and regulators.  Cor Merks, Vitteweenbos, NL

Water regulation for efficiency in water distribution management: the way forward in Italy. Lorenzo Bardelli, AEEGSI (Italian Regulatory Authority for Electricity Gas and Water Services), Italy

Round table discussion and Conclusions

11:30 Coffee break

11:50 – 13:00        Session: Sharing international experience in Water Regulation

Chair: Fabio Tambone, WAREG (the Network of European Water Service Regulators)

Building strategic cooperation with water sector, agencies and institutions. Szilvia Szalóki (Commissioner of Hungarian Regulator & WAREG Vice President) (Hungary)

Water regulation in Israel to support and enhance water loss management, water master planning and energy management in water and sewerage networks. Yaron Geller & Amir Schicsha, Israel Water Authority, Israel

Regulation to support efficiency in water distribution management in US. Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for water efficiency, USA

Greece towards the adoption of the IWA Water Loss Best Practice. Nikolas Petroulias, Hellenic Water Association, Greece

Round table discussion and Conclusions

13:00 Lunch break

Participation is free but seats availability is limited. Reservations will be processed on “first come, first served” basis. Please book your seat as soon as possible.

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