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Train4TRUST in Reggio Emilia

At the end of April, a Train4TRUST event took place in Reggio Emilia, Italy. It was directed at the technical staff of the IREN group and took place in the East Reggio water treatment plant and pumping station (Centrale Idrica Reggio Est).   The first day was dedicated to technicians of the water utility and focused on hands on training on selected models and topics, while the second day...

TRUST sustainability framework now available

The sustainability framework for TRUST is using the internationally recognized “triple bottom line” dimensions (social, environmental and economic) as the main dimensions while adding two supporting dimensions (assets and governance) in order to make explicit two important dimensions for complex infrastructure-based systems like urban water cycle systems (UWCS).   Assets are associated...

Master Framework for UWCS sustainability & self-assessment tool

Sustainability is a key topic within the TRUST project. In order to support consistency in the understanding and assessment of UWCS sustainability across all TRUST activities, a reference document outlining a common definition of sustainability and a common set of dimensions, objectives and criteria has been developed. It should be noted that this is not considered as the only...

Contemporary water market structure and regulatory framework report released

The analysis of European governance arrangements for water services finds that water is an economic good, but not a usual one. Water is vital for the people, animals and plants. Furthermore it is indispensable for the agriculture and industry. Nevertheless the water improvement incurs costs which have to be recovered. This poses special challenges to the water management and requires unique...