Governments and water professionals in the Danube region face a double challenge of meeting their citizens’ demand for universal, good quality, efficient, and financially sound or - in one word - sustainable water and wastewater services, while catching up to the environmental requirements of the European Union acquis communautaire. To address this double challenge, the World Bank and IAWD have partnered to launch the Danube Water Program, with a 9.5M Euro, two phased financing from the Government of Austria. The Program supports smart policies, strong utilities, and sustainable services in the Danube Region by partnering with regional, national, and local stakeholders, promoting an informed policy dialogue around the sector’s challenges and strengthening the technical and managerial capacity of the utilities and institutions.

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