What is the DANUBIS.org Water Platform?

DANUBIS.org stands for Danube Utility Benchmarking and Information Sharing. The DANUBIS.org Water Platform is an online knowledge space of resources on water and wastewater services in South-East, Eastern, and Central Europe. DANUBIS.org is jointly managed by the World Bank and IAWD, the International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area. 

How to use and participate in DANUBIS.org Water Platform

 

The latest @danubis.org

Sector News

View all Sector news

28 February 2019

Subotica, Serbia

Partnership Agreement signed in the frame of 2nd Danube Hub Benchmarking Workshop and Conference

In the frame of the 2nd Danube Hub Benchmarking Workshop & Conference organized by IAWD in cooperation with City of Subotica and PUC Waterworks and Sewerage Subotica, a Partnership Agreement has been signed by four utilities and their municipalities, i.e. Subotica, Bijeljina, Novi Sad and Szeged, all of them participating in the Danube Hub operated under the D-LeaP Utility Benchmarking Program and three of them being IAWD members (Subotica, Bijeljina and Szeged).

Within the Agreement the signing parties commit to partner in the field of communal water management to exchange knowledge and experiences about good practices to

  • raise awareness of current and future users
  • strengthen capacities of local authorities and water and sewage companies
  • improve operational performance
  • achieve an integrated management of infrastructure and assets and
  • improve cooperation with sevice users and other stakeholders

The Agreement has been signed in the presence of representatives of IAWD and NALAS.

IAWD and NALAS as regional networks and strategic partners encourage and commend this initiative and positive example of cooperation between the local governments and public utilities in the water and sanitation sector.

 

 

 

 

URL succesfully copied

Contributed by Administrator: Katerina Schilling on 28 February 2019

View more (+)

20 February 2019

IAWD and GWP CEE sign a Memorandum of Understanding

On 15 February 2019, Global Water Partnership Central and Eastern Europe (GWP CEE) and the International Association of Water supply companies in the Danube river catchment rea (IAWD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The Memorandum of Understanding is an excellent opportunity to complement the expertise and partnerships that the two organizations have built in their networks.

Both organizations have extensive networks of partners/members, with which they work, and which could benefit from mutual experience and knowledge sharing. The missions of GWP CEE and IAWD are complementary, with GWP CEE focusing on advocacy for integrated water resources management and IAWD on sustainable development of water supply and sanitation services.

GWP CEE and IAWD agreed to strengthen a cooperation in knowledge sharing and capacity building activities. Both organizations have a strong commitment to youth and will continue working further towards more active involvement of young water professionals in water governance. Another area of mutual interest is the support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) processes in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe that will engage both networks of partners/members.

With IAWD’s extensive technology and engineering expertise, and GWP CEE’s water governance and stakeholder engagement knowledge, both organizations plan to join forces in identifying possibilities for joint project proposals to ensure a better water resource management in the region.

 

URL succesfully copied

Contributed by Danubis on 20 February 2019

View more (+)

30 January 2019

Video on the ukrainian CE Company Donbass Water operating in the "grey zone" in the eastern part of Ukraine

Utility company “ Voda Donbassa” was established in 1930.

The company's assets and offices are located both in Ukrainian Government-controlled territory as well as in non-Government controlled territory.

The video provides an overview of the company including the challenges the utility as facing in their operations in the eastern part of Ukraine.

URL succesfully copied

Contributed by Administrator: Katerina Schilling on 30 January 2019

View more (+)

Business Opportunities

View all Business oportunities

Calls and Tenders

@ REGIONAL

01 March 2019

Call for applications for the 2019 edition of the Young Water Fellowship Programme (YWF)

With the SDC support, this programme offers young entrepreneurs from low and middle income countries a support package that includes training, mentorship and seed funding opportunities to turn their water/sanitation initiative in a social business. The successful 2017 and 2018 editions have empowered already 19 entrepreneurs, distributed more than €84,000 in seed funding and benefited 15,000 people through their pilot projects. 

For its YWF 2019 Young Water Solutions will offer 10 young people (‘’Fellows’’) the possibility to participate in a one-month start-up training in Europe (delivered by our partner cewas). Fellows will also be assigned mentors, get the chance to exponentially increase their supporting networks in the water and entrepreneurship sectors, and apply for seed-funding for the first steps of implementation of their social enterprises. As we prioritize young people from disadvantaged contexts with great ideas but little access to resources, we need to double our communication efforts to make sure this call reaches as many young people and local youth groups as possible. 

Please find attached short communication guidelines with links to download different communication materials in English, French and Spanish and examples of emails and posts for social media. 

Links related to the call:

• Link to the application form: https://bit.ly/2BV7xdh

• Link to download the Terms of Reference: https://bit.ly/2TVZBiO

• Link to download the Application Guidelines: https://goo.gl/ZomMnn

• More information: www.youngwaterfellowship.org  

• Email for questions or technical problems: ywfellowship@youngwatersolutions.org 

 

Deadline for application: 24 March 2019

URL succesfully copied

Contributed by Danubis on 01 March 2019

View more (+)

Job Opening

@ REGIONAL

31 January 2019

Stockholm, Sweden

Senior Water Resources Management Specialist (SDG 6 Program) at GWP

The significant links and interdependencies between the targets of SDG 6 on water and sanitation and those of other goals highlight the central role of water within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Within SDG6, the SDG6.5 target on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) is particularly well aligned with GWP’s mission. Together with UNEP/DHI, the custodian agency for SDG6.5, the GWP secretariat is currently scoping and designing a multi-year program that would empower GWP country water partnerships in mobilizing implementation action across relevant actors, ministries, and GWP partners – in the context of an ongoing dialogue about the assessment of progress towards SDG6.5.   The program will be at the core of the emerging new GWP strategy and is also one of the anchors for thought leadership on IWRM Implementation within country level realities and experiences.

The Sr. Water Resources Management Specialist/SDG6 Program is responsible for designing the program and for coordinating the range of direct SDG support initiatives being implemented under the program. This coordination involves (i) global support and creative design of worldwide activities on knowledge generation and exchange, (ii) working with regional GWP teams on the management of a range of country-level projects and initiatives, including on ensuring the latest thinking and insights on IWRM are being shared and infused into activities at the regional and local level, and (ii) liaising with appropriate funding partners as needed, both globally and, as appropriate, also advising regional and country teams in their fund-raising. The role requires close collaboration with GWP staff at country and regional levels as well as with colleagues from the GWPO Secretariat and key strategic partners, in particular at UNEP/DHI.  It requires good understanding of multi-stakeholder processes and ideally experience and talent in facilitating such processes.

The Sr. Water Resources Management Specialists/SDG6 Program will lead a small team directly, comprised of 1-3 other staff/interns, while mobilizing and coaching teams across the Network “from behind”.  The position is located within the GWP Secretariat’s Network Operations team, reports to the Head of Network Operations/COO and works closely with the GWP Executive Secretary in matters relating to the global positioning of GWP’s SDG6 work.

Deadline for application: 17 February 2019

URL succesfully copied

Contributed by Administrator: Katerina Schilling on 31 January 2019

View more (+)

Job Opening

@ Austria, REGIONAL

31 January 2019

Vienna, Austria

Research Scholar (Postdoctoral Level): IIASA Water Program

As part of the Belmont Forum-funded Food-Water-Energy for Urban Sustainable Environments (FUSE) project and the Austrian Development Agency-funded project ''Scaling resilient water and agricultural systems'' in East Africa (scaleWAys), the IIASA Water Program is offering a position for a research scholar (postdoctoral level) in Water Resource and Agricultural Economics. The successful candidate will work on further developing and implementing the in-house hydro-economic modeling framework (ECHO) and applying it in the framework of the FUSE project, as well as conducting research on up-scaling of agricultural water management practices within the framework of the scaleWAys project. This will include the development of interfaces for integrating ECHO and the in-house models such as the hydrological model, Community Water Model (CWatM), and crop model AquaCrop, and the development and application of modules for agricultural and energy sectors within ECHO. The development of these linkages will help to consistently evaluate the effects of implementing innovative food-water-energy solutions, including new agricultural practices, infrastructure, policies, or small-scale interventions, needed to address water scarcity.

Deadline for application: 22 February 2019

URL succesfully copied

Contributed by Administrator: Katerina Schilling on 31 January 2019

View more (+)

Danubis.org News

View all Danubis.org news

04 May 2018

Vienna, Austria

DANUBIS.org Breakfast to be held at 2018 DWC

The objective of the DANUBIS.org breakfast to be held in the frame of the 2018 Danube Water Conference is to present the latest updates of the DANUBIS.org water platform including its various applications and uses and encourage a discussion among all participants on their views to make the best use of DANUBIS.org and/or propose improvements.

Danubis - The latest @danubis.org

DANUBIS.org stands for Danube Utility Benchmarking and Information Sharing. The DANUBIS.org Water Platform is an online knowledge space of resources on water and wastewater services in South-East, Eastern, and Central Europe. DANUBIS.org is jointly managed by the World Bank and IAWD, the International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area.

URL succesfully copied

Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 04 May 2018

View more (+)

22 May 2017

DANUBIS.org Breakfast held at the 2017 DWC

IAWD and World Bank organized a breakfast on the Danubis.org water platform, which was attended by donor agency representatives, regulatory agencies, waterworks associations and individual utilities to jointly brainstorm around how to promote and enhance the use of this rich tool,  with great potential to promote WSS sector agenda and unique analytical tools by utilities and other stakeholders in the Danube region.

URL succesfully copied

Contributed by Danubis on 30 June 2017

View more (+)

16 May 2017

Summary of April 24, 2017 DANUBIS.org Steering Group meeting

Please find the Minutes of the DANUBIS.org Steering Group Meeting on 24 April 2017 attached.

 

URL succesfully copied

Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 16 May 2017

View more (+)

Upcoming Events

View all events

WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT AND TREATMENT

@ Serbia, REGIONAL

Association for Water Technology and Sanitary Engineering, Waterworks and Sewerage Association of Serbia, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy

49th regional conference on waste water, municipal solid waste and hazardeous waste

Kragujevac, Serbia // 02 April 2019 - 04 April 2019

Conference / Workshop

The Association for Water Technology and Sanitary Engineering together with Waterworks and Sewerage association of Serbia, and Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, and in cooperation with Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, City of Kragujevac and PUC Waterworks and Sewerage Kragujevac, on 2- 4 April 2019, organises the 49th regional conference on waste water, municipal solid waste and hazardeous waste in the hotel “Sumarice”, Kragujevac, Serbia.

Start of registration: 19 December 2018

Deadline for registration: 02 April 2019

Status: open for registration

URL succesfully copied

Contributed by Danubis on 19 December 2018

View more (+)

@ REGIONAL

IWA Specialist Group of Intermittent Water Supply

First Intermittent Water Supply Conference IWS 2019

Kampala, Uganda // 07 April 2019 - 09 April 2019

Conference / Workshop

Language: english

Start of registration: 25 September 2018

Deadline for registration: 07 April 2019

Status: open for registration

URL succesfully copied

Contributed by Katerina Schilling on 25 September 2018

View more (+)

WATER SERVICES

@ Bosnia and Herzegovina, REGIONAL

Aquasan Network in B&H

4th Regional Conference “Modernisation of Water Services in B&H”

Sarajevo, Hotel Hills // 09 April 2019 - 11 April 2019

Conference / Workshop

Language: english and local language

Start of registration: 19 December 2018

Deadline for registration: 09 April 2019

Status: open for registration

URL succesfully copied

Contributed by Danubis on 19 December 2018

View more (+)

Country resources

Other

27 September 2018

Pdf file available in:

(0.0/0)

ADKOM's Bulletin no 2

ADKOM's bulletin for the period April - August 2018.

Your evaluation
URL succesfully copied

Comments

Perfect update of captcha solving package "XRumer 16.0 + XEvil 4.0": captchas solving of Google (ReCaptcha-2 and ReCaptcha-3), Facebook, BitFinex, Bing, Hotmail, SolveMedia, Yandex, and more than 8400 another subtypes of captchas, with highest precision (80..100%) and highest speed (100 img per second). You can use XEvil 4.0 with any most popular SEO/SMM software: iMacros, XRumer, GSA SER, ZennoPoster, Srapebox, Senuke, and more than 100 of other programms. Interested? You can find a lot of impessive videos about XEvil in YouTube. FREE DEMO AVAILABLE! Good luck!

SharonIcose, great.boroda4@yandex.com, 11 March 2019


Incredible update of captcha recognition package "XRumer 16.0 + XEvil": captchas recognition of Google (ReCaptcha-2 and ReCaptcha-3), Facebook, BitFinex, Bing, Hotmail, SolveMedia, Yandex, and more than 8400 another subtypes of captchas, with highest precision (80..100%) and highest speed (100 img per second). You can use XEvil 4.0 with any most popular SEO/SMM software: iMacros, XRumer, GSA SER, ZennoPoster, Srapebox, Senuke, and more than 100 of other software. Interested? You can find a lot of introducing videos about XEvil in YouTube. FREE DEMO AVAILABLE! Good luck!

SharonIcose, great.boroda4@yandex.com, 02 March 2019


Hello everyone! I want to present you the best site for sex Dating. [url=http://sexsigirls.com/]Click on me[/url]. ============================================================================ Приветик всем! Хочу представить вам лучший сайт для секс знакомств. [url=http://sexsigirls.com/]Нажми на меня[/url].

RobertTyday, baskteekfe@gmai.com, 20 January 2019


Visitors to room can find many questionnaires massage specialist of any age and nationality performing tantric massage in the city New Jersey. Girls are able not only to give pleasure in this way, but also to the strong semi-gentlemen. Girls perform body rub a massage that will produce a male a vivid impression. Prices for thai massage depends on qualification Women and the skills that she possesses. Before making a choice, carefully study the prices for services and customer feedback about the work of one or another masseur specialist. We are sure that the search for a real professional masseur will be crowned with success and you will be satisfied with the quality of our services. Specialists are skilled workers in their field and they will help you relax after a hard day. Massage room Manhattan. - [url=https://lordbliss.com]Nude massage in midtown[/url]

EROFiebabe, lordbliz@yandex.ru, 18 January 2019


sildenafil [url=https://fortunegraphite.com/]www.fortunegraphite.com[/url] generic viagra over the counter usa [url=https://fortunegraphite.com/]Resources[/url] generic viagra blue cross blue shield www.fortunegraphite.com generic viagra affiliate program try this web-site

AgustinKib, mattressk5@gmail.com, 06 January 2019


, , 01 October 2018


Add comment


Contributed by Danubis on 27 September 2018

View more (+)

Background report

30 June 2018

Pdf file available in:

(0.0/0)

Marin, Philippe; Ionita, Gabriel; Buteica, Alexandru Cosmin; Niculescu, Cesar; Smets, Susanna; Lopez, Patricia; Dikov, Orlin M.

Romania Water Diagnostic Report : Moving toward EU Compliance, Inclusion, and Water Security

This diagnostic report was prepared by the World Bank to support its water sector dialogue with the Government of Romania. It aims to provide stakeholders, especially from the Romanian Government and the European Commission, with a comprehensive stock-taking of the situation in the Romanian water sector in 2017, 10 years after the country joined the EU. The report documents the current situation, discusses the main lessons learned from reforms in water resources management, water supply sanitation and irrigation, and identifies the key water challenges faced by Romania. While not pretending to cover all possible water-related issues (due inter alia to limited access to some information), it seeks to identify the key policy issues and indicate what steps the government could consider in the near future. The situation in the water sector in Romania is analyzed through the lens of water security, with a focus on compliance with EU water legislation and the inclusion of the poor. Water security is a broad concept that encompasses ensuring sustainable use of water resources, delivering affordable services to all, and mitigating water-related risks in a context of change — the goal being to build a water secure future for the people, the economy and the environment in a context of global changes. In the case of Romania, the over-arching concept of water security is closely linked to compliance and inclusion.

Your evaluation
URL succesfully copied

Add comment


Contributed by David Michaud on 16 September 2018

View more (+)

Background report

2018

Pdf file available in:

(0.0/0)

Marin, Philippe; Ionita, Gabriel; Buteica, Alexandru Cosmin; Niculescu, Cesar; Smets, Susanna; Lopez, Patricia; Dikov, Orlin M.

Romania water diagnostic report : Executive summary

This publication is the executive summary of the “Romania Water Diagnostic Report,” prepared by the World Bank to support its water sector dialogue with the Government of Romania. The full report aims to provide stakeholders, especially from the Romanian Government and the European Commission, with a comprehensive stock-taking of the situation in the Romanian water sector in 2017, 10 years after the country joined the EU. The report documents the current situation, discusses the main lessons learned from reforms in water resources management, water supply sanitation and irrigation, and identifies the key water challenges faced by Romania. While not pretending to cover all possible water-related issues (due inter alia to limited access to some information), it seeks to identify the key policy issues and indicate what steps the government could consider in the near future. The situation in the water sector in Romania is analyzed through the lens of water security, with a focus on compliance with EU water legislation and the inclusion of the poor. Water security is a broad concept that encompasses ensuring sustainable use of water resources, delivering affordable services to all, and mitigating water-related risks in a context of change—the goal being to build a water secure future for the people, the economy and the environment in a context of global changes. In the case of Romania, the over-arching concept of water security is closely linked to compliance and inclusion.

Your evaluation
URL succesfully copied

Add comment


Contributed by David Michaud on 16 September 2018

View more (+)

.

Sector resources

Regional analysis

2018

Pdf file available in:

(5.0/1)

Gabric, Stjepan; Broeks Motta, Elvira Cusiqoyllor; Salvetti, Maria Silvia Giovanna; Lopez Martinez, Patricia;

Is the UWWTD Implementation Delivering Results for the People, the Economy, and the Environment of the Danube Region? A Wastewater Management Assessment Based on the World Bank's Engagement

This review of wastewater management in Danube region under EU water policies shows that, despite several challenges, the UWWTD has indeed delivered results for the people and environment in Danube region. The share of wastewater treated according to the UWWTD requirements is showing a major improvement since 2004, demonstrating impact of massive investment efforts undertaken, and resulting in significant emission reduction in the recent past. This has resulted in a noticeable water quality improvement over the last 20 years for both organic pollutants and nutrients. At the same time, the review points out to several challenges. Implementation capacity is often neglected and insufficiently prepared. The necessary tariff increases, a consequence of investment in new infrastructure and related O&M cost increases, trigger affordability issues for the bottom 40 percent of population. A lack of the necessary sectoral institutional reforms, has resulted in lower than planned absorption of available funds and delays in UWWTD compliance. These challenges also represent opportunities in the implementation of the current Directive within and beyond the Member States, and its potential review. The current implementation of the Directive could be made more efficient using sound economic appraisal to prioritize investments according to their cost-effectiveness while maintaining public health and environmental benefits and achievement of WFD objectives. 

Publisher World Bank,

Your evaluation
URL succesfully copied

Add comment


Contributed by Administrator: Katerina Schilling on 19 December 2018

View more (+)

Regional analysis

2017

Pdf file available in:

(0.0/0)

Environment Agency Austria

Wastewater Management in the Danube Region: Opportunities of EU Accession (annexes)

Under the activity analytical and advisory work of the World Bank / IAWD Danube Water Program, the Umweltbundesamt (Environment Agency Austria) was entrusted in March 2017 with the execution of this study. It aims to assess the results of UWWTD implementation in the Danube Region, taking into account environmental, economic, sustainability and affordability aspects, in order to derive key conclusions and recommendations. Target countries were the following eight EU Member Countries of the Danube: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The specific objective of this study was to assess the key challenges and actions that countries in the Danube basin can use for wastewater management. This document includes the annexes to the main report, which is uploaded separately. 

Publisher World Bank, Vienna

Your evaluation
URL succesfully copied

Add comment


Contributed by David Michaud on 17 September 2018

View more (+)

Regional analysis

2017

Pdf file available in:

(0.0/0)

Environment Agency Austria

Wastewater Management in the Danube Region: Opportunities of EU Accession

Under the activity analytical and advisory work of the World Bank / IAWD Danube Water Program, the Umweltbundesamt (Environment Agency Austria) was entrusted in March 2017 with the execution of this study. It aims to assess the results of UWWTD implementation in the Danube Region, taking into account environmental, economic, sustainability and affordability aspects, in order to derive key conclusions and recommendations. Target countries were the following eight EU Member Countries of the Danube: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The specific objective of this study was to assess the key challenges and actions that countries in the Danube basin can use for wastewater management.

Publisher World Bank, Vienna

Your evaluation
URL succesfully copied

Add comment


Contributed by David Michaud on 17 September 2018

View more (+)

Get the latest

DANUBIS.org UPDATES

in your mailbox