D-LeaP Hubs

Hubs are the visible face of the Danube Learning Partnership (D-LeaP) for active participants, as they have the primary capacity building delivery responsibility. Hubs are primarily established by national water utility associations and well-performing utility companies but can also be professional associations or academic institutions.

Each Hub offers one or several programs and serves a particular country or group of countries (with similar languages). Hubs are accredited by the D-LeaP Committee Council, before they can start delivering D-LeaP programs. Each Hub has trainers for a specific program, who were trained by a Technical Partner. 

To check the D-LeaP program offering in your country, please choose the respective country on the map below.

Danube region

The International Association of Water Service Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area

Contact: office@d-leap.org                 Danube Hub

IAWD, the International Association of Water Service Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area, is the prime association of water and wastewater utilities in the Danube region. Established in 1993, IAWD has built a strong network of cooperation in the region, which goes beyond national, cultural and linguistic borders. IAWD acts as a regional platform for information exchange, peer to peer networking and knowledge sharing and coordinates its work around three basic principles: communicate, connect, capacitate.

List of programs offered

UBP Utility Benchmarking Program

UMT Utility Management Training


Waterworks Association of Montenegro (UVCG)

Contact: udruzenjevikcg@t-com.me       

The Waterworks Association of Montenegro was founded in 1999 and serves its members, mainly water and wastewater utilities, with training, technical assistance, knowledge exchange and lobbying and advocacy.

List of programs offered

NRW Non-Revenue Water 


Danube Water Centre (DWCUKR)

Contact: benchmark_dwp@ukr.net   Danube Water Centre

The main objective of the organization is to support the development and capacity building of the Housing and Communal Services in Ukraine and the socio-economic development of its regions.

List of programs offered:

UBP Utility Benchmarking Program 

Serbia - UTVSI

Association for Water Technology and Sanitary Engineering of Serbia (UTVSI)

Contact: office@utvsi.com                          https://utvsi.com/

The Association for Water Technology and Sanitary Engineering (UTVSI) is a scientific and professional association that gathers various profiles of experts, institutions and companies active in the field of water supply, sanitation and waste water and environmental protection in Serbia. With its mission to promote knowledge and experience in order to ensure safe and sustainable water supply, drainage and waste water and water protection and conservation of the environment, UTVSI contributes to strengthening the expertise and professional skills in the region for more than fifty years.

List of programs offered:

AM Asset Management (for Serbia, Montenegro and North Macedonia)

Serbia - WASS

Association for Water Preservation and Protection in the South of Serbia (WASS)

Contact: wass.office@gmail.com                              http://wass.rs/

The Association for water protection and preservation in the South of Serbia was to represent and stand for joined interests of the members, strengthening capacities, stimulation of the knowledge, idea and information exchange, promotion of the latest technical solutions, facilitating the access to the financial sources (national and international), creating and development of the mutual programs and projects. The aims of the Association are: engagement of all public utility companies (from the water supply, sewage, waste water treatment and similar sectors), high education institutions, non-governmental institutions, industrial subjects and other interested professionals with the intention to use mutual activities for promoting protection and preservation of the water resources and environment in the South of Serbia.

List of programs offered:

EE Energy Efficiency (under preparation)


Romanian Water Association (ARA)

Contact: secretariat@ara.ro                        https://www.ara.ro/

The Romanian Water Association (ARA) is based on three pillars: entrepreneurs, professionals, and suppliers. It facilitates and promotes cooperation between its members in order to identify new approaches to sustainable and cost-effective solutions to improve the quality of water resources management and water supply services, sewerage and wastewater treatment. ARA and its members are involved in promoting the sustainable management of water resources and holistically by integrating water supply services, sewerage and wastewater treatment in the broader concepts of lasting development and environmental protection.

List of programs offered:

CE Commercial Efficiency

Republic of North Macedonia

Association of Utility Service Providers of Macedonia (ADKOM)

Contact: adkommk@gmail.com                  https://adkom.org.mk/

The Association of Utility Service Providers of Macedonia is a non-profit organization of and for all public utilities in the country, which represents the interests of its members. ADKOM's mission is to represent the interests of public utilities in the country and to support and assist in the provision of reliable, affordable and quality services in the field of communal activity. ADKOM acts as a source of knowledge and experience in public utilities and ensures their mutual cooperation to preserve the environment and support local and regional economic development.

List of programs offered:

CE Commercial Efficiency

WSP Water Safety Planning and Crisis Management


Water and Wastewater Works Association of Kosovo (SHUKOS)

Contact: shukos2001@gmail.com                             http://www.shukos.org/

The Water and Wastewater Works Association of Kosova was founded in 2001. The goal of the association is to act as a liaison between its members and to promote their common interests, advance fundamental issues of their general scope. SHUKOS's Office consists of the Managing Director, Deputy Director, Administrative Assistant and other officials and deals with the management and operation of the Association.

List of programs offered:

UBP Utility benchmarking program (in cooperation with SHUKALB)

CE Commercial Efficiency (in cooperation with SHUKALB)

EE Energy Efficiency (in cooperation with SHUKOS, under preparation)

AM Asset Management

WSP Water Safety Planning and Crisis Management


Bulgarian Water Association (BWA)

Contact: bwa.sofia@gmail.com                 https://bwa-bg.com/

The Bulgarian Water Association (BWA) is a non-profit organization that was established on December 1, 2005 in the Sofia. Its members are companies and individuals who have interests related to water and sanitation, including the quality and treatment of drinking, industrial, agricultural and domestic wastewater; management, protection and use of water resources.

List of programs offered:

UBP Utility Benchmarking Program

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Aquasan Network in Bosnia and Herzegovina (AQUASAN)

Contact: info@aquasanbih.ba                     http://aquasanbih.ba/

The Aquasan Network is established to improve the present situation in the Water and environmental protection (WEP) sector in Bosnia and Herzegovina and particularly to maximize the use of domestic institutional and human resources (information, knowledge, experiences and good practices). Aquasan Network members are experts from the WEP sector across B&H i.e. representatives of state ministries, relevant entity and cantonal ministries, entity water agencies, municipalities, research institutes, NGOs, public water supply and utility companies and representatives of private sector including independent consultants.

List of programs offered:

EE Energy Efficiency

NRW Non-Revenue Water

AM Asset Management

AF Access to Financing


Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania SHUKALB

Contact: info@shukalb.al                             www.shukalb.al

The Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania (SHUKALB), which was established in 2000, is a professional, not-for-profit Association of water supply and sewerage professionals, who wish to improve the management of the Water Supply and Sewerage Sector in Albania, making it efficient, sustainable and effective in accordance with the current laws and regulations in Albania.

List of programs offered:

UBP Utility Benchmarking Program (in cooperation with SHUKOS)

AM Asset Management

EE Energy Efficiency (in cooperation with SHUKOS, under preparation)

CE Commercial Efficiency (in cooperation with SHUKOS)

WSP Water Safety Planning and Crisis Management