Utility platform: new website now online

The utility platform for strengthening partnerships of municipal companies worldwide is now also expanding its online presence. On the brand new website of the model project, you will regularly find news from the four partnerships of the pilot phase: Gelsenwasser – Lukanga WSSC, Hamburg Wasser – Miyahuna LLC Water Company, Stadtentwässerung Dresden – Lvivvodokanal and OOWV – RADEEMA. An internal section of the website allows direct, uncomplicated networking and efficient international cooperation for the partnerships.

Sustainable utility partnerships are intended to provide a systematic approach to international cooperation, building on the practical experience of German operators. The goal is for operators in developing and emerging countries to be able to competently and independently serve their local communities. GWP, together with German operators through its Operation and Education Working Group and in close cooperation with German development cooperation, in particular GIZ, has developed the idea of a new model for partnerships between German municipal operators and operators from developing and emerging countries.

Take a look at the website at https://utilityplatform.connective-cities.net/.

The pilot project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and implemented as a cooperation project between the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and Engagement Global with its Service Agency Communities in One World (SKEW).

The utility platform is being developed and implemented in cooperation with VKU – Verband Kommunaler Unternehmen e.V. and German Water Partnership.