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Europe’s leading water utility strategy and finance event

Oct 8th, 2009 | Filed Under:Analysis, Events | posted by: Lucilla Minelli


Water Utilities Europe is a 2 day conference, featuring keynote addresses, case studies, interactive panel discussions and round table sessions. The conference will take place on the 17-18 of November in Barcelona.

Water Utilities Europe creates the sectors leading business performance focused water utility conference. The program has been developed through extensive research with the European Water sector, identifying the challenges that are currently defining the future of the market.

The major issues that have been outlined are as follows:

  • Maximising Operational Efficiency and Business Performance
  • Project Structuring and Financing
  • Asset Management approaches
  • Sustainability and Climate change
  • Performance Benchmarking

Maximising Operational Efficiency and Business Performance- Never before have utilities been under so much pressure to do more, with less. Increased investment requirements from asset management and installation of new infrastructure coupled with slowing cashflow and an increasingly difficult capital market are recreating a renewed ‘business performance/ROI focused market. Hear how the best have minimised costs and maximised performance.

Project Structuring and Financing- The current financial market has highlighted the importance of effectively financing and structuring your projects. Hear from leading institutions such as the EBRD and the EIB as well as perspectives from private equity they discuss the marketing of utility debt and their outlook for the sector.

Asset Management- Best practice in AM is constantly evolving. There is an increased interest in benchmarking techniques, PAS 55, Leakage management, long term asset management planning and increasing asset resilience. These issues will be covered comprehensively with a series of utilty case studies

Sustainability and Climate Change- These new dynamics increasingly dictate the decisions and policies of water utilities. No longer a future focused concept, these drivers are increasingly effecting discussions regarding supply security, catchment collection patterns, chemical free utilities, power use footprints, the ecological impact of certain processes and many other elements core to utility performance

Benchmarking- Understanding how your utility is performing against its peers is critical information when attempting to determine where improvements can be made, efficiencies can recognised and rewarded. Hear what techniques best driver business performance.

This program will be filled with case studies, exploring the themes outlined above. There will be a full cross section of Europe, represented in the speaker faculty. This is the perfect place to leverage from your peers successes, and avoid their mistakes and create better business cases for your organisations.

Visit HERE the website of the Conference.

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