Utility platform for strengthening partnerships of municipal utilities worldwide.

The New Urban Agenda of the United Nations emphasises the importance of effective municipal enterprises for sustainable, climate-resilient and inclusive urban development. The Member States are committed to taking measures that will strengthen the performance capability of water utilities.

Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) believes German municipal enterprises have an important role to play in strengthening the local delivery of basic public services in partner countries. They possess the knowledge, skills and experience needed on the ground. This is why the BMZ has initiated the pilot project: Utility platform for strengthening partnerships of municipal utilities worldwide. The pilot phase runs until 2023 and focuses on municipal water utilities.

With the utility platform, the BMZ is supporting cooperation and partnerships between municipal utilities in Germany and the Global South. Furthermore, durable structures are being established that will in future support partnerships between municipal enterprises worldwide.

 

Solidarity with Ukraine

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Aid supplies on their way to Ukraine

Aid supplies on their way to Ukraine

16/12/2022

The water and wastewater utilities in Lviv, Ternopil and Nadvirna will be able to receive technical…

Oldenburg sewage treatment plant becomes a model for reconstruction

Oldenburg sewage treatment plant becomes a model for reconstruction

14/12/2022

OOWV launches solidarity partnership with Ukrainian water supply and sanitation utilities

Intensive and compact knowledge transfer in special times

Intensive and compact knowledge transfer in special times

02/11/2022

Utility Partnership Ukraine – Working meeting in Berlin and Dresden

Uncomplicated quick help connects

Uncomplicated quick help connects

07/07/2022

The war in Ukraine is bringing the water utilities from Dresden, Berlin, Cologne and Lviv even…

 

Dates preview for 2023

Save the Date!

09 February 2023, 09:00 - 10:30 CET
Intercultural awareness training Ukraine for all German colleagues
who would like to prepare for cooperation with partner projects in Ukraine
in German (online)
Registration: https://skew.engagement-global.de/veranstaltung-detail/interkulturelle-sensibilisierung-ukraine-7205.html

10 February 2023, 09:00 - 10:30 CET, (10:00 - 11:30 Ukrainian time)
Intercultural Awareness Training Germany for all Ukrainian colleagues,
who want to prepare for cooperation with partner projects in Germany
in Ukrainian (online)
Registration: https://skew.engagement-global.de/online-registration-crm.html?id=7054&lh=eb97c936aa9bb5b99dce5ff8e689dfd0

22nd to 25th of May,
The 5th Global WOPs Congress – Resilience in challenging times by GWOPA
Bonn, Germany (hybrid)

25th of May (Afternoon) and 26th of May
Networking event of the Utility platform
Berlin, Germany

 

More information

Latest news

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Learning from the Dutch WOP Programme: Water WorX

Learning from the Dutch WOP Programme: Water WorX

21/12/2022

Review of the third YOUtility Lunch of the Utility Platform on 3 November 2022

Network events of the utility platform

More than ideas: Cross-partnership synergies

30/05/2022 to 31/05/2022
Stuttgarter Impact Hub Stuttgart Germany

At Stuttgart's Impact Hub, a co-working space and event venue, more than 60 practitioners from seven partnerships met on…

 

Events

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Mitigation measures in drinking water and sanitation services

Mitigation measures in drinking water and sanitation services

07/02/2023

Invitation to the SIWI Webinar Series Water and Climate Protection / Part I Drinking Water and…

Publications

GROUNDWATER: Making the invisible visible

04/07/2022

Accounting for approximately 99% of all liquid freshwater on Earth, groundwater has the potential to…

 

About us

Background and objectives

What we aim for

Partnership-based transfer of technical know-how, business and organizational knowledge.


Implementing organisations

Who we are

A pilot project of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Engagement Global with its Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW).

 


Cooperation partners

Together we are strong

The utility platform works closely with the German Water Partnership and the Association of Municipal Companies (VKU).

 


Our offer

What we support and how

Strengthening partnerships of municipal enterprises worldwide: professional support, networking, direct support, qualification measures, financing advice.

 

 


 

Our partnerships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OOWV – Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

Germany - South Africa

Know-how transfer between North and South


Stadtentwässerung Dresden – Lvivvodokanal

Germany – Ukraine

Know-how transfer between West and East

German-Ukrainian utility partnership values dialogue between experts.


HAMBURG WASSER – Miyahuna LLC Water Company

Germany – Jordan

Plant visits via video conferencing

German-Jordanian utility partnership gets going with an online meeting.


GELSENWASSER – Lukanga Water Supply & Sanitation Company

Germany – Zambia

Start small and achieve rapid results

Utility partnership with Zambia starts with a pilot project on an area of one square kilometre.

 


Hamburg Wasser – KASHWASA and KUWASA

Germany – Tanzania

Capacity development on all aspects relating to drinking water supply

German-Tanzanian operator partnership signed and about to start.

 


 
 
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