1st Training Course on Introduction to Water Utility Regulation

Course description

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
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 

 

Program

Course location

European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Zivatar u. 1-3., H-1024 Budapest

Budapest

Hungary

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