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3rd ERRA Training Course on: Introduction to Water Utility Regulation

When and where?

13-17 November 2017, Budapest, Hungary 

Concept:

The course features 5 days dedicated to the core responsibilities and activities of water utility regulatory authorities with regard to the oversight of the regulated utilities, principles and practices of tariff setting, performance benchmarking, and new developments in the regulation of the sector.

The level of the course is introductory: it aimes to provide basic, but comprehensive training to the personnel of water regulatory authorities and water utilities. Participants gain knowledge on key economic concepts guiding the operation of the sector, the challenges faced by sector participants including the wider problems of water management, and the role of the regulator and regulatory models including best practices. A core theme of the course is tariff setting and approval by the regulator: theoretical lessons are supplemented by case study examples and a modelling exercise. Sufficient time will also dedicated to the role of performance benchmarking in tariff development. 

Topics:

  • WATER UTILITY ECONOMICS
  • PRINCIPLES AND INSTITUTIONS OF WATER UTILITY REGULATION
  • TARIFF SETTING
  • PERFORMANCE BENCHMARKING
  • NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND EMERGING ISSUES IN WATER UTILITY REGULATION

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http://erranet.org/training/3rd-training-on-water-regulation/ 

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What we have done so far?

2013

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1st ERRA Water Regulation Workshop

When and where?

June 12, 2013, Budapest, Hungary

Participants:

23 member regulators+2 non-member invited water regulators from: Albania, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, UAE, USA

Topics:

  • Legal Framework of the Water Management Regulation
  • Market Structure and Operational Model Issues
  • Benchmarking in the Water Regulatory Sector
  • Pricing Issues 

Invited speakers:

  • András Kis, Regional Energy Research Center (REKK)
  • David Zetland, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Need more info?

Website

Available for ERRA Members only!

2014

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1st Water Session during the 13th Energy Investment and Regulation Conference

When and where?

28 October 2014, Baku, Azerbaijan

Participants:

Participants were utility regulators and industry representatives from: Albania, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, USA.

Topics:

  • Synergies between energy and water regulation
  • Regulation of water services: quality of service and tariff setting methodologies
  • Improving water efficiency – the utility perspective
  • Utility benchmarking
  • The current status and future goals of water supply in Azerbaijan
  • Prospects of Development and Modernization of the Utility Water Supply, Drainage and Sewage Complex of the Russian Federation

Speakers:

  • Abdullah Al-Shehri, Governor, Electricity & Co-generation Regulatory Authority, Saudi Arabia
  • Jaime Melo Baptista, President, Portuguese Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority (ERSAR), Portugal
  • Avni Dervishi, Chair, Water Regulatory Authority, Albania
  • Lisa Polak Edgar, First Vice President, NARUC; Commissioner, Florida Public Service Commission, USA
  • Csaba Haranghy, CEO, Budapest Waterworks, Hungary
  • Roman Ruslanovich Iskenderov, Head of Center for Public-Private Partnership of the Russian Water and Wastewater Association, Russian Federation
  • Rashail Ismailov, “Azersu”OJSC, “Sukanal” (Water Channel) Scientific Research and Design Institute, Azerbaijan
  • Valdis Lokenbahs, Chairman, Public Utilities Commission, Latvia
  • Kristinn Mason, Head of Sector Economics, Regulation and Supervision Bureau, United Arab Emirates
  • David Michaud, Senior WSS Specialist and task team leader for the Danube Water Program, World Bank
  • Attila Nyikos, Vice-President for International Affairs, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority, Hungary

Need more info?

Website

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2nd ERRA Water Regulation Workshop

When and where?

December 1-2, 2014, Tbilisi

Participants:

20 member regulators from: Armenia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russian Federation

Topics:

  • Restructuring and reforming the regulatory framework for WSS sector in Georgia
  • Methodologies for tariff setting and determining and calculating network losses
  • Georgia Wastewater Management Strategy and Policy Reforms
  • Armenia Water Sector Reforms and PPP Experience

Invited speakers:

  • Mr. Irakli Chkonia, Senior Project Officer, Asian Development Bank
  • Mr. Ahmed Eiweida, Program Leader for Sustainable Development, World Bank Country Office, Georgia
  • Ms. Ekaterine Kvintradze, Senior Project Manager of Water Supply Group of Development Projects’ Management Department, Georgian Water and Power, Georgia
  • Ms. Zaruhi Tokhmakhian, Senior Infrastructure Specialist, World Bank Country Office, Armenia

Need more info?

Website

Available for ERRA Members only! 

2015

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The 1st ERRA Training Course on: Introduction to Water Utility Regulation  

When and where?

16-20 February 2015, Budapest, Hungary 

Concept:

The course featured 5 days dedicated to the core responsibilities and activities of water utility regulatory authorities with regard to the oversight of the regulated utilities, principles and practices of tariff setting, performance benchmarking, and new developments in the regulation of the sector.

 

The level of the course was introductory: it aimed to provide basic, but comprehensive training to the personnel of water regulatory authorities and water utilities especially in ERRA member countries. Participants gained knowledge on key economic concepts guiding the operation of the sector, the challenges faced by sector participants including the wider problems of water management, and the role of the regulator and regulatory models including best practices. A core theme of the course was tariff setting and approval by the regulator: theoretical lessons were supplemented by case study examples and a modelling exercise. Sufficient time was also dedicated to the role of performance benchmarking in tariff development. 

Participants:

26 participants from: Cape Verde, Denmark, Georgia, Ghana, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates

 Water Tr participants composition 2015

Topics:

  • WATER UTILITY ECONOMICS
  • PRINCIPLES AND INSTITUTIONS OF WATER UTILITY REGULATION
  • TARIFF SETTING
  • PERFORMANCE BENCHMARKING
  • NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND EMERGING ISSUES IN WATER UTILITY REGULATION

Instructors:

  • BAPTISTA, Jaime – Chairman, Portuguese Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority (ERSAR), Portugal
  • BLACK, David – Director of Economics, OFWAT, United Kingdom
  • BAYRAKTAR, Alparslan – Commissioner, Board Member, EMRA, Turkey; Chairman of ERRA
  • ISKENDEROV, Roman – Head of Center for Public-Private Partnership of the Russian Water and Wastewater Association, Russian Federation
  • KADERJÁK, Péter – Director, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research, Hungary
  • KIS, András – Chief Analyst, Water Economics Unit, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research, Hungary
  • MICHAUD, David – Senior WSS Specialist and task team leader for the Danube Water Program, World Bank
  • SZALÓKI, Szilvia – Vice-President for Public Services, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority, Hungary
  • SZABÓ, Iván – Attorney-at-Law, Dr. Szabó Iván Law Office, Hungary
  • ZETLAND, David – Assistant professor of economics at Leiden University College, The Netherlands 

Need more info?

Website

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Water Regulation as a new research field for the Regulatory Research Award 2015

ERRA launched its first Regulatory Research Award in 2014 with the following objectives:

  • Expand energy regulatory research and analysis and contribute to improve regulatory practices among ERRA energy regulators.
  • Encourage, reward and expand cross-disciplinary (e.g. among legal, financial, engineering and accounting experts) and joint research among academics, researchers and practicing energy regulators and staff within and outside the regulatory authorities.

In 2015 ERRA extended the proposed research fileds with Water Supply Utility Regulation. 

  • The Award was accompanied by monetary compensation in the total maximum gross value of EUR 3,000

For more information, please visit: 

Website

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3rd ERRA Water Regulation Workshop

When and where?

November 13, 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria

Participants:

22 water utility regulators from: Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Mongolia and Oman

Topics:

  • Methodologies for tariff setting and determining and calculating network losses
  • New connections to the network in water supply sector; information on the principles/methodology/procedures
  • Market structure and operational model issues

Invited speaker:

  • Mr. Ivaylo Kolev, Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist, World Bank Country Office, Bulgaria

Need more info?

Website

Available for ERRA Members only!

2016

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2nd ERRA Training Course on: Introduction to Water Utility Regulation

When and where?

7-11 March 2016, Budapest, Hungary 

Concept:

The course featured 5 days dedicated to the core responsibilities and activities of water utility regulatory authorities with regard to the oversight of the regulated utilities, principles and practices of tariff setting, performance benchmarking, and new developments in the regulation of the sector.

 

The level of the course was introductory: it aimed to provide basic, but comprehensive training to the personnel of water regulatory authorities and water utilities. Participants gained knowledge on key economic concepts guiding the operation of the sector, the challenges faced by sector participants including the wider problems of water management, and the role of the regulator and regulatory models including best practices. A core theme of the course was tariff setting and approval by the regulator: theoretical lessons were supplemented by case study examples and a modelling exercise. Sufficient time was also dedicated to the role of performance benchmarking in tariff development. 

Participants:

19 participants from: Belgium, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lesotho, Macedonia, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu

 Composition of participants

Topics:

  • WATER UTILITY ECONOMICS
  • PRINCIPLES AND INSTITUTIONS OF WATER UTILITY REGULATION
  • TARIFF SETTING
  • PERFORMANCE BENCHMARKING
  • NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND EMERGING ISSUES IN WATER UTILITY REGULATION

Instructors:

  • ANDRADE, Isabel – Deputy Head of the Legal Department, Portuguese Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority, Portugal
  • MULHEM, Nadim – Head of Water Programme in Yemen Palestine, GIZ
  • CHIARETTI, Carla – Policy Officer for European Affairs, EurEau
  • GABRIC, Stjepan –Senior WSS Specialist and task team leader for the Danube Water Program, World Bank
  • KADERJÁK, Péter – Director, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research (REKK), Hungary
  • KIS, András – Chief Analyst, Water Economics Unit, REKK,  Hungary
  • KOVÁCS, Károly – President, EWA, Hungary
  • McGOWAN, Paul – Commissioner, Commission for Energy Regulation, Ireland
  • OTS, Mart – General Director, Estonian Competition Authority, Estonia
  • QAHTANI, Nasser – Vice Governor for Regulatory Affairs, Electricity and Co-generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA), Saudi Arabia
  • SZALÓKI, Szilvia – Vice-President for Public Services, Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority, Hungary

Need more info?

Website

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4th ERRA Water Regulation Workshop

When and where?

November 28-29, 2016, Budapest, Hungary

Participants:

16 water utility regulators from 8 countries: Albania, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia and Russia

Topics:

  • Water utility benchmarking
  • Strategic planning of water utilities
  • Metering and metering related regulations in Hungary
  • Price regulation and tariff setting in Estonia
  • Water utility asset management serving sustainable operation 

Invited speakers:

  • Mr. András Kis, Chief Analyst, Water Economics Unit, Regional Center for Energy Policy Research, Hungary
  • Mr. Srini Parthasarathy, Senior Consultant, Oxera, United Kingdom
  • Mr. Károly Kovács, President, European Water Association (EWA); President, Hungarian Wastewater Association

Exclusive:

The Workshop was privileged to enjoy the title of an associated event of the Budapest Water Summit to be held between 28-30 November: 

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