WATER UTILITIES

Austria

Energie AG Oberösterreich Wasser GmbH

EVN Wasser GmbH

Wasserleitungsverband der Triestingtal- und Südbahngemeinden

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The Water Works Association (WWA) supplies the municipalities in the Triesting valley and along the Southern Railway (Südbahn). The association comprises 29 incorporated municipalities, in which water supply is provided from the spring to the tap, i.e. to the final consumer. It is a public corporation with its headquarters in Bad Vöslau.The plenary session, the board and the chair are the institution of WWA.The members of the plenary session are the mayors of the incorporated municipalities.The board consists of eleven members. These are the chair, the deputy chair, and nine further members. They are elected  by the plenary session. The chair is the association´s public representative.

The internal Management is subject to director and deputy director.

The WWA is completely self-sufficient and does not receive any subsidies whatever. No dividends accrue to the municipalities, profits remain with the association and are set up as reserve funds for future investments. All operating expenditures, amortization charges, loan repayment, the build-up of reserves, etc., are exclusively financed out of revenues. These arise from water bills, access charges and fees for water metres.

The association supplies a total of about 37.000 households with water, which corresponds to some 130.000 individuals.

Contact:

Badnerstraße 88, A-2540 Bad Vöslau
Phone: 02252/76273
Fax: 02252/76167-44
Mail: wlv@wlv-voeslau.at

Website: www.wlv-voeslau.at

CEO: Franz Gartner 

Founding year: 1927

Member of IAWD since: 1994

Water distribution (m³/year): ~11.500.000

Wasserleitungsverband Nördliches Burgenland

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The Wasserleitungsverband Nördliches Burgenland is an association of local authorities which was founded in 1956. It is composed of 66 municipalities located in three districts (Eisenstadt, Mattersburg and Neusiedl).  Its main task is to sufficiently supply members with high quality water.

Via 63,000 taps, the WLV supplies drinking water for approximately 160,000 people and up to 200,000 people during the summer months. To accomplish this, 15,3 Million cubic metres of water are pumped out of our fourty-five wells and springs.  In order to deliver the water we need, 2,855 kilometres of water pipelines have been installed and maintained. Each of our customers consumes an average of 208 litres of water per day. Our most important water resource is situated in Neudörfl and consists of two wells which can provide 800 litres per second of the best quality drinking water.

The WLV not only provides drinking water, however.  It is also very much involved in issues such as ground water protection, prevention of ground water pollution and promoting an intact environment for the well-functioning supply of drinking water.

A total of almost 160 people are employed at both locations--the headquarters in Eisenstadt and the district office in Neusiedl am See.

In 2007 the sub-company WLV GmbH was established.

Contact:

Ruster Straße 74,A-7000 Eisenstadt
Phone: +43 2682 609-0
Fax: +43 2682 609 276
Mail: post@wasserleitungsverband.at

Website: www.wasserleitungsverband.at

CEO: Ing. Gerhard Zapfl

Founding year: 1956

Member of IAWD since

Water distribution (m³/year): ~15.300.000
 

Wiener Wasser

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

A.D. Vodovod i Kanalizacija Bijeljina

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A.D. “Vodovod i kanalizacija” Bijeljina is the company of particular interest for the City of Bijeljina and which pursuant to the Law on Utility Services supply water for the citizen and perform collection of waste water. The company successfully performed its primary task – regular water supply of citizens and industry with water which is physically, chemically and microbiologically safe.

Contact:

HajdukStanka No. 20, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone: +381(0)55/226-460
Fax: +387(0)55/226-462
Mail: office@bnvodovod.com

Website: www.bnvodovod.com

CEO: Predrag Perković, B.Sc of Law

Founding year: 1961

Member of IAWD since: 2017

Water distribution (m³/year): ~6.100.000

 

Bulgaria

Sofiyska Voda JSC

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We provide water and waste water services on the territory of the Municipality of Sofia. 

Our mission is to be a successful and top-class supplier of high-quality water supply and sewerage services to our clients. We are open, work in partnerships with society and we aim at constant improvement. 

We provide water for more than 1.400.000 people living in Sofia. Our activities include the operation, maintenance and management of hundreds of and thousands of meters of water mains and sewers. Our team consists of responsible and highly qualified employees focused on customers, who each year implement investments amounting to millions of levs for the city’s development and future. 

Sofiyska Voda AD was established in October 2000 by a 25-year Concession Agreement. Under it the Municipality of Sofia grants to the Company the operation and maintenance of Sofia’s WSS system. 

Our shareholding capital is divided between the Municipality of Sofia (22.9 %) and the French company Veolia (77.1 %). 

Sofiyska Voda is not the owner, but rather the Concessionaire of the WSS assets – which are public state property. All new facilities constructed with the Company’s funds are also the property of the City.

Contact:

№1 Business Park Sofia St., Building 2A, Mladost 4 R.Q, 1766 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone: +359 2 812 25 20
Fax: +359 2 974 45 14
Mail: communications@sofiyskavoda.bg

Website: www.sofiyskavoda.bg

CEO: Vassil Trenev

Founding year: 2000

Member of IAWD since: 2017

Water distribution (m³/year): ~153.500.000

 

Germany

Regensburger Energie- und Wasserversorgung AG Co KG (REWAG)

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Contact:

Greflingerstraße 22, 93055 Regensburg
Phone: 0941-601-0
Fax: 0941-601-2550
Mail: info@rewag.de

Website: www.rewag.de

CEO: Olaf Hermes

Founding year: 1976

Member of IAWD since:

Water distribution (m³/year): ~ 11.000.000

Stadtwerke Passau GmbH

 

Zweckverband Bodensee - Wasserversorgung

Zweckverband Wasserversorgung Fränkischer Wirtschaftsraum

 

Hungary

Szegedi Vízmű Zrt.

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    • 1840  launch of Szeged’s pipeline service
    • 1887  start of Szeged’s water supply
    • 1904  start of public-drinking water service
    • 1949  Establishing the Szegedi water- and sewerage Company
    • 1985  establishing current water production-capacity
    • 1994  contract with Veolia’s predecessor
    • 1998  handover of Szeged wastewater treatment plant-phase I/A (mechanical cleaning)
    • 2003  start of ISPA investment(drainage, biological cleaning)
    • 2008  end of ISPA investment
    • 2013  operating licence
    • 2016  project of drinking water quality improvement

     

    OPERATIONAL FORM

    • Szeged: Asset rental contract until 2024
    • Algyő: concession until 2018 + 5 years

    Utility owners

    • local municipalities

    Operated utility asset:  EUR 145 million

    Main activities:

    • Drinking water service
    • Sewege disposal and biological waste water treatment
    • Rain water disposal
    • Water utility-reconstruction 

    DATA OF 2017

    Drinking water-number of connections: 31 358
    Number of drainage-connections: 28 367
    Amount of produced water: 11 753 504 m3
    Drinking water sold: 8 558 646 m3
    Disposed waste water: 18 655 610 m3
    Length of water network: 689 km (Budapest- München)
    Length of sewerage: 568 km (Budapest – Salzburg)
    Length of open ditches: 247 km

    OWNERSHIP INTRODUCTION

    • Independent corporate governance
    • Application of professional aspects
    • Politics-free management
    • Investor’s support and strict control
    • Exercising ownership rights via general assembly
    • municipality negotiates with company through their professional staff and elected committies,mainly about development and reconstruction issues

    Contact:

    88. Tisza Lajos krt., Szeged, 6720
    Phone: +3662-558855
    Fax: +3662-558800
    Mail: vizmu@szegedivizmu.hu

    Website: www.szegedivizmu.hu

    CEO: Zoltán Istókovics

    Founding year: 1949

    Member of IAWD since: 2017

    Water distribution (m³/year): ~12.622.440

     

    Montenegro

    Regionalni Vodovod Crnogorsko Primorje

     

    Romania

    Compania Apa Brasov SA

    Compania Apa Brașov SA is a trade joint-stock company with 100% of its capital owned by local authorities. Since 1991, it has been providing catchment, treatment, transportation, distribution and sewerage services to Brașov Municipality and a number of cities and localities from Brașov County. The company serves a population of aprox. 400.000 people and the growing industry of the area.

    Catchment consists both from surface and underground sources and treatment is done in two specialized water treatment plants.

    The water transportation and distribution system has a total length of about 1300 km, while the sewerage system measures about 800 km.

    The resulted sludge and other similar waste from the treatment of wastewater is deposited in ecological warehouses.

    The water quality and the wastewater charges are continuously monitored by accredited laboratories. Also, the company’s coverage area is constantly growing.

    Contact:

    13, Vlad Țepes Street, Brașov, Romania
    Phone: (+4) 0268 408 602 
    Fax: (+4) 0 268 471 427
    Mail: apabrasov@apabrasov.ro

    Website: www.apabrasov.ro

    CEO: Fătu Dorin

    Founding year: 1991

    Member of IAWD since: 2016

    Water distribution (m³/year): ~17.000.000

    S.C. Apaserve Satu Mare S.A.

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    S.C. Apaserv Satu Mare S.A. was established in 2004 and ensures the provision of water supply and wastewater collection/treatment services in Satu Mare County, Romania.

    Our water company became a regional water operator since 2007, today we are providing services in municipalities of Satu Mare and Carei, the towns of Tășnad, Negrești-Oaș, Livada and Ardud, and 32 localities. We ensure drinking water in 38 localities and wastewater collection and treatment services in 17 localities.

    Our company provides water services for 208.656 citizens and wastewater services for 141.244 citizens in 83.053 properties. This services are provided using a water network of 1.308 km (from which 268 km are adductions) and 613 km of sewage network.

    In average we are selling 7,9 million m3 of water and having a total income of approximately 12,3 million Euros.

    Contact:

    Gara Ferastrau street, no. 9/A, 440210 Satu Mare, Satu Mare County, Romania
    Phone: +40 261 759 080
    Fax: +40 261 721 056
    Mail: secretariat@apaservsm.ro

    Website: www.apaservsm.ro 

    CEO:  Ioan Leitner

    Founding year: 2004

    Member of IAWD since: 2016

    Water distribution (m³/year): ~7.850.000

    SC Apa Nova Bucuresti SA

    SC AQUATIM SA

     

    Serbia

    JKP Vodovod Beograd

    Vodovod Subotica

     

    Switzerland

    Gemeinde St. Moritz - Wasserversorgung

    EXTRAORDINARY MEMBERS

    Germany

     

    Switzerland

    Wasserversorgung Zürich

    WATER ASSOCIATIONS

    Albania

    Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania (SHUKALB)

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    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. The Association is legally registered in the Court of Tirana.

    SHUKALB vision is “Acknowledged leader in advancing quality performance and sustainability in the water sector“.

    The Association’s Mission Statement consists of four main mission objectives:

        • To advocate the collective interests of professionals in the water sector in Albania.

     

        • To serve as a leading resource for knowledge, professional development and networking.

     

        • To invest time and resources to build awareness and attract future generations to seek a career in the water sector.

     

        • To be a positive force for mutual understanding, collaboration and regional partnerships in the Western Balkans.

     

    Contact:

    Rruga "Pjeter Bogdani", 39/1,k. 5, Ap.3
    Tirana, Albania
    Phone: (+355/4) 2245 101
    Fax: (+355/4) 2245 101
    Mob: (+355) 69 60 12 782
    E-mail: member@shukalb.al

    Website: www.shukalb.al

    CEO: Elisabeta Poci

    Founding year: 2000

    Member of IAWD since: 2017

     

     

    Austria

    Austrian Association for Gas and Water (OVGW)

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    Founded in 1881, OVGW has worked to promote the Austrian gas and water supply industries and associated sectors in all matters of scientific research, technology, business and legislation. OVGW is a non-profit organization based upon voluntary membership.

    Of focal concern is state of the art, research and development in the drinking water sector are at the cutting edge of science and technology.
    OVGW represents members' interest vis-à-vis public authorities, corporations and other institutions.
    OVGW advises members in business and technical matters.
    OVGW maintains a network with other professionals in the field, decision makers and public officials - both nationally and internationally.
    OVGW compiles rules and guidelines for the Austrian water sector, setting the state of the art.
    OVGW promotes and coordinates the sustainable and adequate supply of clean drinking water in Austria and protection of drinking water resources.
    Furthermore, OVGW funds research projects, certifies products and professionals in the water sector, organizes trainings and conferences.

    Contact:

    Schubertring 14, 1010 Vienna
    0043 (1) 513 15 88 0
    office@ovgw.at

    Website: www.ovgw.at

    CEO: Michael Mock

    Founding year: 1881

    IAWD Member since: 2016

     

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Association for Water and Environmental Protection Sector "Aquasan network in BiH"

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    Aquasan members are experts from the water and environmental protection sector from Bosnia and Herzegovina and South-East Europe i.e. representatives of state, entity and cantonal line ministries, entity water agencies and funds, local government units, water utilities, research institutions, NGOs and private sector, which makes Aquasan a unique association in the region. Aquasan has positioned itself as a relevant actor in the region especially in terms of developing and implementing regional capacity development programs and exchange of know-how, experiences and best practices.

    Aquasan was established in 2010 in response to challenges in the sector in BiH and namely lack of institutionally and legally defined roles and responsibilities in the sector, lack of cooperation amongst relevant actors at all levels – municipal, cantonal, entity and state level as well as lack of capacities to address these challenges. To this point, Aquasan has achieved:

     

    • Identification and addressing of most relevant issues in the sector through concrete initiatives and advocacy efforts for sector improvements;
    • Improved individual, organizational and institutional capacities in the sector;
    • Better sector networking by building up trust, communication, coordination and cooperation amongst sector stakeholders at all levels;

    Aquasan is recognised for its:

    • Profound knowledge of legal and institutional framework in the sector;
    • Qualified staff and extensive experience in regional project management and implementation;
    • Well-established network of partners at local, national and regional levels;
    • Good reputation as a result-oriented partner with business-oriented approach;
    • Innovative approach by keeping up with developments in the sector;
    • Great teamwork.

    Contact:

    Address: Bosanskih banova 23, Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Phone: +387 37 307-993
    Fax: +387 37 222-899
    E-mail: info@aquasanbih.ba

    Website: www.aquasanbih.ba 

    CEO: Vesna Muslic, President

    Founding year: 2010

    Member if IAWD since: 2017

     

    Bulgaria

    Bulgarian Water Association - BWA

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    BWA is a non-governmental organization with members which members are juridical and individuals (experts), who are involved in the water supply and sewerage (WSS) field, including the quality and treatment of drinking-, industrial-, agricultural- and waste water as well as management, preservation and utilization of water resources. The core of the Association are the regional and local companies dealing with water supply and wastewater disposal as well as designers’ bureaus, construction/assembly-, manufacturing-, export-, import- and other companies as well as scientific, managerial and technical staff working in the water sector; therefore, it can be fairly called “The Bulgarian Water Voice”.

    The individual members are experts with an excellent professional qualification, scientific degrees and titles – professors, associate/assistant professors, doctors, research associates.

    BWA represents Bulgaria in the most eminent international branch organizations – EUREAU, IWA, EWA, IAWD and maintains bilateral contacts with the respective branch organizations in a number of European countries.

    BWA develops expert appraisals, standpoints, strategies, technologies, and gives consultations on all issues concerning water supply and sewerage, water treatment, preservation and utilization of water resources as well as participates in projects with both national and international significance.

    BWA organises and conducts training courses and specializations in the country and abroad.

     

    Contact:

    Address: 1 Hristo Smirnenski Blvd., 1046 Sofia, Bulgaria
    Phone: +359 2 963 26 69
    E-mail: bwa.sofia@gmail.com

    Website: www.bwa-bg.com

    CEO: Ivan Ivanov

    Founding year: 2005

    Member if IAWD since: 2018

     

     

    Kosovo

    Water and Wastewater Works Association of Kosovo (SHUKOS)

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    Water and Wastewater Works Association Kosovo (SHUKOS) is a non-for-profit organization established in 2001, by 7 Kosovo's Regional Water Supply and Sewerage Companies. The Association operates according to NGO law (No.04 / L-57) has its own bodies, the Assembly and the Board of Directors, which consists of CEO‘s of 7 Water Companies. SHUKOS is a co-ordinator between the Water Companies and Governmental Institutions, which cooperates with the National and International Associations. SHUKOS's mission is to be in the service of its members for supporting in the best quality practice of their services, providing opportunities for solving common problems, whether within members of the association or in relation to third parties and promoting their common interests in order to advance the progress of the public sector for services provide of the Water Supply, Sewerage, Irrigation and Untreated Water Services throughout the territory of the Republic of Kosovo.

    Contact:

    St.Bill Clinton, “Iber Lepenci” Bulding, no.13,
    Phone: +383 38 526 873 
    Mail: shukos2001@gmail.com

    Website: http://shukos.org/

    CEO: Abdullah Dërguti

    Founding year: 2001

    Member of IAWD since: 2017

     

    Montenegro

    Waterworks Association of Montenegro (UVCG)

     

    Republic of Macedonia

    Association of public service providers of Republic of Macedonia (ADKOM)

    ADKOM is non-governmental and unprofitable organization that joins the enterprises that provide public services in the Republic of Macedonia. ADKOM mission is to represent the public service enterprises at the central government and to become a service center of the public service activity sphere. Vision of ADKOM is all citizens of the Republic of Macedonia to be promptly provided with public services of a good quality. ADKOM is an association of and for all public service enterprises in the Republic of Macedonia that helps them to provide better services to the citizens and represent the interests of its members in order to improve the working conditions. ADKOM's leadership is based on partnership/cooperation, team work, transparency, accountability, participation and availability. ADKOM is a recognized and desirable partner in the field of communal services, a center of knowledge and experience for the public communal enterprises, and a promoter of their joint cooperation in supporting sustainable local and regional development in an inclusive way.

    Contact:
    Phone: +38 922 461 971 
    Fax: +38 922 461 971 
    Mail: adkommk@gmail.com

    Website: www.adkom.org.mk

    CEO: Mrs. Lolita Stojanovska 

    Founding year: 2004

    Member of IAWD since: 2015

     

    Romania

    Romanian Water Association (ARA)

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    Romanian Water Association is a professional, non-profit association, with the following main objectives:

    • To represent and to promote the interest of its members
    • To support the capacity development at the level of the Romanian water sector
    • To improve the quality of the water services in Romania to meet the EU requirements.
    • To improve the quality of life and environment by providing water supply and sewerage services of better quality

    Challenging topics for the future

    • Ensuring access to water services at EU standards for the entire population of Romania
    • Implementation of large investment programmes at the level of regional water operators
    • Implementation of the benchmarking sistems and assurance of its sustenability at the regional water utiliies level
    • Sludge management
    • Reduce water losses
    • Improve the capacity of the regional water utlities by training programmes and transfer of know-how

     

    Contact:

    Splaiul Independentei 202H
    Bloc 2, tronson 1, sc A, ap 2
    Bucuresti, 060023
    Romania

    Phone: 0040 21 316 27 87
    Fax: 0040 21 316 27 88
    Mail: secretariat@ara.ro

    Website: www.ara.ro

    CEO: Felix Stroe

    Founding year: 1995

    Member of IAWD since: 2017

     

    Serbia

    Association for water protection and preservation in the South of Serbia (WASS)

    Association of Water Technology and Sanitary Engineering (UTVSI)

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    The association is a non-governmental and non-profit expert organization. Today, it represents the unique association in our country clustering technical, scientific and manager knowledge, as well as practical experience relevant to the water.

    The association exists for over 59 years in continuity on the territory of the former Yugoslavia with headquarters located in Belgrade. It was formed to unite the scientific and expert public in the field of water: surface, subterranean, accumulations, seas, etc., as well as the protection of environment.

    The association provides to its members the broadening of their expert and scientific knowledge, exchange of information and an appropriate knowledge valorisation as well as the influence on the public, but also assures an educational, economic, trade and industry and a well-preserved scientific-technological development of the country. The association organized and mutually connected a large number of individuals, enterprises and institutions.

    The working problems of the Association are multidisciplinary (engineers of all profiles, biologists, ecology experts, chemists, technologists, physicists, medical doctors and others) and therefore the Association is able to give assistance and solve the most complex problems by engaging the best experts in these fields, for they are members of the Association.

     

    Contact:

    Terazije 23, II/203, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
    Phone: 00381 11 244 22 28
    Fax: 00381 11 244 11 93
    Mail: office@utvsi.com 

    Website: www.utvsi.com

    CEO: Mr. Predrag Bogdanovic

    Founding year: 1960

    Member of IAWD since: 2017

    SUPPORTING MEMBERS

    Austria

    E. Hawle Armaturenwerke GmbH

    Hammerer System Messtechnik - Ingenieurberatung

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    Consulting- services for IT-aided process management, monitoring and control systems.
    Implementation and service of GIS-, ERP- and maintenance- systems PROFI.
    Water loss strategies and condition aided rehabilitation concepts.
    Assistance for digitization and modernisation of technical and economic processes.

    Contact:

    Golgathaweg 1, 9020 Klagenfurt, Austria
    Phone: +43 463 502906
    Mail: max@hammerer.cc

    Website: www.hammerer.cc

    CEO: Max Hammerer

    Founding year: 1986

    Member of IAWD since:  Founder Member (1993)

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    Siemens AG Österreich

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    In Austria Siemens is for over 135 years known for technical performance, quality, reliability, innovation and international experience. Siemens Austria is one of the country’s leading technology companies. 10.300 employees work for Siemens in Austria. The Sales revenue was in 20017 at around 3.4 billion euros. Siemens business activities focus on electrification, automation and digitalization.

    Water is our vital and most valuable resource, it must be available in best quality and affordable for everyone. System planners, engineers and operators are challenged to keep the global increase in water consumption under control in the face of growing water shortages and the increasing salinity levels of freshwater resources. As experts in water applications, we offer powerful, innovative technical solutions to assist you in the areas of

     

    • Smart Water Grids
    • Advanced Automation
    • Process & Energy Optimization
    • Integrated Plant Life Cycle
    • Monitoring & TeleControl
    • Water Services

    Contact:

    Siemensstraße 90, 1210 Wien

    Website:
    www.siemens.at 
    www.siemens.com/water

    CEO: KR Ing. Wolfgang Hesoun

    Founding year: 1879

    Member of IAWD since: 2017

    University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

     

    Germany

    Barthauer Software GmbH

    Website: www.barthauer.de  

    Diehl Metering GesmbH

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    Diehl Metering companies have shaped the history of metering for more than 150 years. As a full-service provider, we offer our customers the complete process chain from measuring instruments to data management from a single source. The Vienna-based Diehl Metering GesmbH serves the markets in Austria, Eastern Europe as well as the so-called "stan" countries in Central Asia with Diehl Metering products and solutions. Furthermore, the company operates a test station for bulk water meters up to DN 1,000 mm in cooperation with the Vienna city authorities.

    Contact:

    Hainburger Straße 33
    1030 Wien
    Tel.: 01 716 70 22
    michael.hradecky@diehl.com

    Website: www.diehl.com

    CEO: Michael Hradecky

    Founding year: 1993 as Elin Wasserwerkstechnik GmbH

    Member of IAWD since: 1996

     

    Serbia

    Institute for Water Resources Planning "Jaroslav Cerni"