The Water Platform

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in your mailbox stands for Danube Utility Benchmarking and Information Sharing. The Water Platform is an open online knowledge space for everything about water and wastewater in the Danube Region. The core piece of is a publicly available performance indicator database that allows for for country and utility performance data comparison of water and sanitation utilities in South-East, Eastern, and Central Europe. 

The Water Platform is jointly managed by IAWD, the International Association of Water Service Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area, and the World Bank and was launched in May 2014 with financial support of the Danube Water Program, which is run in partnership between IAWD and the Word Bank. covers allmost all countries with all or part of their territory within the Danube watershed. At present, information about the following countries is included: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.

In addition to the performance indicator system, serves as knowledge space for country resources related to the water supply and sanitation sector in Central, Eastern, and South-East Europe, and for utility resources on topics such as energy efficiency, non-revenue water, benchmarking, and asset management.

On, water sector organizations can advertise their events and trainings as well as business opportunities, making the platform a hub for regional knowledge and information. Selected news articles related to water management and current affairs in the region complement the website.