Profile of the German Water Sector 2011
The “Profile of the German Water Sector” is the most important periodical publication of the German Water Sector. It provides a comprehensive and up to date picture of water supply and wastewater disposal services in Germany.
The English version of the 2011 Profile was published on the 29th of November 2011 in Brussels at the Expert Meeting “Blueprint to Safeguard Europe’s Water Resources 2012 - a “fitness check” from the German water sector”. At this meeting the Water Sector Profile was presented to MEPs and the European Commission. Results and experiences of the new “Profile of the German Water Sector 2011” were discussed in relation to the activities of the European Commission towards the “Blueprint to Safeguard Europe‘s Waters 2012”.
The perspective of the German Water Sector was summarized by DVGW president Matthias Krause in his statement “Gaps in European Water Policy? Contributions to the analysis from the German Water Sector “ given on behalf of the publishers of the “Profile of the German Water Sector 2011” ATT, BDEW, DBVW, DVGW, DWA, and VKU.
Statement (PDF, 190 KB) of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Krause
Based on the experiences made in Germany the stakeholders of the German Water Sector offer a European dialogue to discuss how the findings of the “Profile of the German Water Sector” can make significant contributions to the Blueprint in general and to the Fitness check of the European Commission in particular.
Current Issues addressing the German and challenges drinking water sector
The German water sector takes varied actions to secure a safe and sustainable drinking water supply for the future. Among the major challenges that have to be met are the adaption of water supply systems to climate and demographic change, the pressures on water resources stemming from emerging (micro-)pollutants and biomass production as a source of renewable energy.
Current Issues addressing the German and challenges drinking water sector (PDF, 1.09 MB)
Dr. Daniel Petry and Dr. Claudia Castell-Exner, bluefacts 2012