With the coming revisions to the Concessions Directive no later than April 2019, the exceptions for water supply and sanitation systems are up for debate again. A new study looks at the water management of six european countries (AT, DE, HU, FR, PT, UK) and demonstrates that public providers do not fall behind private ones, they even show better results in some respects. Furthermore, current developments like the remunicipalisation of water supply and sanitation systems are identified and new phenomena of financialization (financial investors and their business models, outsourcing, privatisation) are addressed.
Thomas Weninger, Secretary General, Austrian Association of Cities and Towns
Presentation of the study:
Prof. Michael Getzner and Dr. Leonhard Plank, Institute for Public Finance – TU Vienna
Marzena Rogalska, European Commission
Evelyn Regner, Member of the European Parliament (tbc)
Walter Kling, Wiener Wasser
Wolfang Deinlein, Stadtwerke Karlsruhe
Iris Strutzmann, Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour Vienna
Thomas Kattnig, Member of the Federal Executive Board of younion _ Die Daseinsgewerkschaft
After the discussion, we invite you to a buffet reception.