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Aquafed The international Federation of Private Water Operators

Latest News

  • December 11th, 2014

    Letter to the Editor of the Financial Times : “Under-investment is denying people access to usable water”
    December 11, 2014

    Yesterday we sent a “Letter to the Editor” to the Fi...

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  • November 29th, 2014

    AquaFed welcomes 2 new Members : AFEB (Benin) and MACAO Water
    AquaFed is proud to welcome 2 new members into the Federation :


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Welcome to the website of AquaFed®

The international Federation of Private Water Operators

AquaFed is an association set up to connect international organisations with private sector providers of water and sanitation services. It does this on the international scene, representing the operators through direct membership or through their national associations. AquaFed membership is open to all privately controlled companies irrespective of their size or location.

Latest Events

Water (PPPs) Public-Private Partnerships show steady growth
AquaFed and its members observe steady growth of water PPPs, a trend that is noted by other observers. This growth is the response to several factors including – tight public budgets, growing demands, need for efficiency, cost control and technological advances.
The number of people served by the private sector has passed the 1 Billion mark.
More than 1 billion people, 1 in 7 of the world population, now benefit from water/wastewater services delivered by Private Water Operators.
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Latest Events

  • November 28th, 2014
    AquaFed at the AGM of the WIN network

    November 28, 2014 - Berlin

    AquaFed took part in the Annual Meeting of the WIN – Water Integrity Network; confirming AquaFed’s membership and support for this important initiative of which the Federation was a founding member.
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  • January 15th, 2015
    UN-Water Conference Zaragoza: Water and Sustainable Development
      The 7th UN-Water "Water for Life Decade" Conference will take place in Zaragoza, Spain on January 15 & 16, 2015.
    This conference is a milestone event in preparation of this year's World Water Day on the theme of "Water and Development".

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