6Need for the ProjectInvestments in infrastructure upgrading have not been matched consistently with required institutional support for appropriate operation, maintenance and management competencies to keep up with the dynamic changes. …Often, investment decisions lack strategic perspective and lead to short lifespan of assets which can make it difficult to reverse the trend of increasing operating and re-investment costs, rising environmental risks and, finally, shrinking consumer satisfaction.World Bank, Project Appraisal Document, Danube Region Water Supply and Wasterwater, July 19, 2012.
7Target countries Croatia Montenegro Albania Romania Kosovo Bosnia and HerzegovinaMacedoniaSerbiaBulgariaMoldovaUkraine
8Key pointsThe Program works with regional, national and local stakeholders to:Promote an informed policy dialogue around the core challenges facing thesector; andStrengthen technical and managerial capacity of the sector´s utilities andinstitutions Implemented jointly by the World Bank and IAWD Financed by the Austrian Govenment with EUR 4,5 M Three years duration ( )
10Five Program Pillars I. Sector governance and structure II. Regulation, tariffs and subsidies III. Benchmarking IV. Asset management and investment planning V. Service efficiency improvementsThree Main Instruments Analytical and advisory work Knowledge sharing platform Capacity development
11Competitive Grant„The program will support country (or groups of countries) specific capacity building and institutional strengthening for utility management and operational practices.“Two funding cycles:Fall 2013: 71 submissions received, 14 projects chosen, 7 underconsiderationSpring 2014: second call
12List of successful applicants (1) 1) Improvement of National Benchmarking System in Ukraine – National Commission for Public Utilities Regulation2) Training of Managers, Engineers and Members of AMAC – Moldova National Association of WSS Utilities (AMAC)3) Strengthening the Water Training Centre and Water Utilities to Boost Operation Practices - Water Training Centre – FCFPPDA (ARA) (Romania)4) Benchmarking in the Bulgarian Water Sector – Bulgarian Water Association5) Improvement of Water Management Through Business Performance and Forming Association – PUC Naissum Nis (Serbia)6) UTVSI DVGW Technical Rules for Drinking Water Supply – Assoc. for Water Technology and Sanitary Engineers (Serbia)7) Editing Technical Rules for Drinking Water and Wastewater in Bosnian Language – VIK Sarejevo (BiH)
13List of successful applicants (2) 8) Development of GIS for Water and Sewage Network of East Sarajevo – UC Waterworks East Sarejevo (BiH)9) Capacity Development for Improvement of Performance of Water Utilities: Regulation, Efficiency and Quality – Macedonian Water Utility Association (ADKOM)10) Reduction of NRW – PUC Vodovod – Kumanovo (FRY Macedonia)11) Development of Young Professionals Network – SHUKOS (Kosovo)12) Developing a Framework and Business Model for a Western Balkans Training Centre – SHUKALB (Albania – Western Balkans)13) Development of a Training Course for Business Planning for Water Utility Associations – SHUKALB (Albania – DWP Region)14) Strengthening the Capacity of Water Utilities in the Region with Benchmarking of Key Performance Indicators – P.E. Vodovod Bistrica Biljelo Polje (Montenegro, BiH, Serbia)
15Danube water programAnnual Conference 20148/9 MAY 2014VIENNA
16Benchmarking for Utility Improvement The objective of the Utility Benchmarking initiative is to support the implementation of at least one cycle of a benchmarking process in the Danube Region to help participating utilities improve their performance, with the support of 3-5 regional / national organizations.
18Train the trainer Develop and manage a training program for national water associations onWater SupplyWaste Water ManagementUtility Business Planning
19European strategy for the Danube Region Priority Area 4: „To Restore and Maintain the Quality of Waters“Action 4: „To continue boosting major investments in building and upgrading urban wastewater treatment facilities across the Danube Basin, involving measures to build capacity at the regional and local level for the design at such infrastructure.“Action 13: „To promote measures aimed at reducing knowledge deficits, developing and transferring tools, methods and guidelines concerning the safeguarding of drinking water supply“.