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New intermediary services and the transformation of urban water supply and wastewater disposal systems in europe

Objective

This project provides a thorough assessment of the contribution of "intermediary" services, emerging between the user and provider of water supply and wastewater disposal facilities, to the more rapid implementation of key objectives of EU water policy. The research programme examines whether, in what ways and in what institutional contexts intermediary services could accelerate the application of resource-saving technologies and water management practices. A review of national regulatory regimes, including the uneven emergence of water market liberalisation across Europe, provides the framework for a comprehensive appraisal of the role of intermediary services through detailed case studies in seven urban regions in the EU and 2 Accession States. Intermediaries will be evaluated in terms of their impact on the environment, economic efficiency and the management of water /wastewater infrastructures networks across Europe, provides the framework for a comprehensive appraisal of the role of intermediary services through detailed case studies in seven urban regions in the EU and 2 Accession States. Intermediaries will be evaluated intermediaries will be

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUTE FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND STRUCTURAL PLANNING
Address
Flakenstrasse 28
15537 Erkner
Germany

Participants (13)

BULPLAN LIMITED
Bulgaria
Address
Maria Luiza Blvd. 77
1000 Sofia
COPENHAGEN ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY OFFICE
Denmark
Address
Blegdamsvej 4B
2200 Koepenhagen
ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRIES FEDERATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Landsdowne Terrace 20
NE3 1HP Newcastle Upon Tyne
GRAAL ET
Bulgaria
Address
Dondukov Blvd. 57-D
1000 Sofia
HUNGARIAN PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WATER AND SEWERAGE COMPANIES
Hungary
Address
Sas U.25. Iv.em.
1051 Budapest
INSTITUTE OF URBAN ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN RESOURCES
Greece
Address
Aristotelous Street 14, Kalithea
17671 Athens
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE FOR WATER
France
Address
Rue Edouard Chamberland 15
87065 Limoges
METROPOLITAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE LTD.
Hungary
Address
Lonyay Utca 34
Budapest
SUSTAINABILITY NORTHWEST
United Kingdom
Address
Ballon Street 1
M60 4EP Manchester
UCB MANAGEMENT BERATUNG GMBH
Germany
Address
Hohenzollerndamm 44
10713 Berlin
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
Claremont Road, Claremont Tower
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
United Kingdom
Address
Portland Street 113-115
M1 6FB Manchester
VOLOS MUNICIPAL ENTREPRISE FOR URBAN STUDIES, INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Greece
Address
81,Lachana 5
38334 Volos