Committed to Integrity
AquaFed is committed to promoting integrity in the water sector. We work with all stakeholders to fight corruption.
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Achievements
In 2015 AquaFed celebrated its 10th year of operations. Find out more about the key milestones in the water world!
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Our team
Find out about our team, our President, our Executive Committee
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Growth
Water and wastewater services delivered by Private Water Operators show steady growth.
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News

12/01/17Global Issues 

World Economic Forum: The Global Risks Report 2017

World Economic Forum Issues the Global Risk Report 2017 – Water Crises Rated Number Three in Top 10 Risks in Terms of Impact   The World Economic Forum issued the 1...

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09/01/17Wastewater Services 

Brazil – 2. Sustainability Award (Sindcon)

Inscriptions are open.   The Sao Paulo based National Union of Private Operators of Public Water and Wastewater Utilities (SINDCON), the technical arm of the Brazilian...

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02/01/17Global Issues 

Happy New Year 2017 !

Dear Members and Water-Friends , the AquaFed team wishes you all the best for this new 2017 ! Bonne et heureuse année 2017 ¡El equipo de AquaFed les desea un muy f...

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The International Federation of Private Water Operators

Water is a key to all dimensions of sustainable development, environment, society and economy. AquaFed links with international stakeholders to share expertise and find solutions to water challenges. AquaFed’s wide range of Members are engaged as partners with governments, public authorities and people. They help to ensure water and wastewater services perform well. These services are essential for everybody and to protect the environment and public health, promote individuals’ opportunities and well-being, and support economic development and employment.

Water

Industry

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The Private Water Operators' Industry

The private sector has been active in providing and operating infrastructure to deliver water and wastewater services around the world for centuries. Over time, different business models have evolved in different countries to respond to different conditions, cultures and legal systems. This evolution is a continuous process that requires operators to adapt and innovate so that they are able to meet the needs of the people who use their services and the cities that employ them. AquaFed’s Members operate a wide range of water systems in many countries. The services range from simple rural systems using low-level technology to very large and sophisticated systems that require high-tech, treatment processes, SMART networks and advanced data management. Because of the public interest nature of these services, private operators usually operate under the control of public authorities. This control takes the form of a contract or license. In addition, they are often controlled by a range of regulators that supervise matters such as costs and prices, water quality, health and safety and environmental protection.

What

We think

We are committed to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

Our Core Beliefs

Water and wastewater services are essential for everybody and to - protect the environment and public health - promote individuals’ opportunities and well-being - support economic development and employment. AquaFed and its wide range of members are engaged as partners with governments, public authorities and people to help ensure water and wastewater services perform well. Water and wastewater services are essential for everybody and to - protect the environment and public health - promote individuals’ opportunities and well-being - support economic development and employment. AquaFed and its wide range of Members are engaged to help ensure water and wastewater services perform well.

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