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Train4TRUST: AWARE-P workshop in Hamburg

In order to achieve a maximum imprint of the TRUST project in the practice of water utilities and water authorities, the training of users on TRUST tools and outputs is part of the TRUST outreach strategy. One of the training events is going to take place at the 13th of February at HAMBURG WASSER, the water supply and waste water management utility of the city of Hamburg in Germany. It is open...

Web based self-audit adaptive potential tool for urban water stakeholders available

Organisations in the water sector are facing increasingly complex and evolving challenges – from meeting stricter performance requirements, to dealing with global trends such as population growth, economic downturns and climate change. This dynamic context increasingly requires organisations to be more flexible and adaptive – to adjust themselves to suit changing circumstances. The...

Money, money, money

Solid financial position of water and wastewater utilities builds the basis for their sustainable services in the future, because it allows adequate investments into infrastructure renewal, technical innovations and ecological measures.   Starting point for strategy decisions should be an analysis of the current financial situation. Therefore, the Financial Sustainability Rating Tool (FSRT)...

Sustainability assessment with TRUST

A TRUST presentation was held in front of about 100 people from different European water utilities at the IWA – European Utility Management Conference 2014 in Oslo, Norway on the 15th May. The presentation “Making Urban Water Cycle Systems Sustainable – some outcomes from the EU program TRUST” attracted a huge interest and was held by scientist Rita Ugarelli.   Main message of...

Are you sustainable enough for the future? Three City Blueprint publications available

The open access article “City blueprints: Baseline Assessment of Sustainable Water Management in 11 Cities of the Future” by  Cornelis Johannes (Kees) Van Leeuwen deals with the necessity of Urban Water Cycle Services (UWCS) adapting to future stresses, which calls for changes that take sustainability into account. In a previous paper, a set of indicators, i.e. the City Blueprint has been...