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1st IWA BG YWP conference 2012-session 0
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1st IWA BG YWP conference 2012-session 0
1st IWA BG YWP conference 2012-session 0
1st IWA BG YWP conference 2012-session 0
1st IWA BG YWP conference 2012-session 0
1st IWA BG YWP conference 2012-session 0
1st IWA BG YWP conference 2012-session 0
1st IWA BG YWP conference 2012-session 0
1st IWA BG YWP conference 2012-session 0
1st IWA BG YWP conference 2012-session 0
1st IWA BG YWP conference 2012-session 0
1st IWA BG YWP conference 2012-session 0
1st IWA BG YWP conference 2012-session 0
1st IWA BG YWP conference 2012-session 0
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  • 1. First IWA-Bulgarian Young Water Professionals ConferenceBULGARIAN WATER ASSOCIATION Sofia, 17 May 2012 1
  • 2. Bulgarian Water Association - BWA CONTENTS• Short information about BWA – Mission, structure and activities of BWA – National and international partners – Membership of BWA at International organizations• Water and Wastewater (W&W) Sector in Bulgaria – Brief introduction – Current reorganization and development• Conclusions 2
  • 3. Bulgarian Water Association – mission, structure and activities MissionThrough the authority and expertise of the water experts in the countryto actively assist in the development and pursuing of nationallyresponsible and European-oriented water policy in Bulgaria. Structure - General Assembly – Governing Board – Control Committee – Secretariat – National Expert Committee – Standing Committees – 10 Membership – Individual members –258 – Corporate members – 105 3
  • 4. Bulgarian Water Association – mission, structure and activities Activities of BWA• Assistance for implementation of leading-edge technologies, methods and organizational structures in the water sector.• Training of staff in the water sector.• Organization of international and national conferences, workshops, round tables, technical presentations and other events.• Organization of the National Expert Committee’s activities.• Information collection and dissemination among the members of BWA – news, events, projects, regulations.• Assistance in joint ventures between Bulgarian and foreign companies. 4
  • 5. Bulgarian Water Association - BWA National partners of BWA• Governmental and parliamentary authorities• University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia• National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences• Union of Operators in the Water&Wastewater Sector• Regional and municipal water&wastewater utilities• National Association of Municipalities• Design, construction, consultancy and trade companies 5
  • 6. Bulgarian Water Association - BWA International partners of BWA• National water/wastewater associations of Austria, Germany, Greece, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Hungary, etc.• Italian Association of Engineering, Architectural and Consultancy Companies - OICE• Veolia Water / “Sofijska Woda” JSC• British Water – UK• Siemens• HOBAS - Bulgaria• WILO – Bulgaria• Hawle Armaturen – Bulgaria• DHI - Bulgaria• Alfa Laval – Bulgaria• Others 6
  • 7. Bulgarian Water Association - BWA Membership of BWA at International organizations• International Water Association - IWA• European Water Association - EWA• Federation of the National Associations for Water and Wastewater Services – EUREAU 7
  • 8. Bulgarian Water Association – mission, structure and activities Selected events organized by BWA or with assistance of BWA• Participation of BWA in the International exhibition and conference “WASSER BERLIN”; March/April 2009, Berlin; Bulgaria – co- organizer; May 2011, Berlin, BWA – participant• International conference “Public-Private Partnership in the Water Sector in Bulgaria”, Sofia, April 2010; co-organizers – French Embassy in Sofia and BWA• Fourth International Conference BULAQUA2011 and exhibition Water Sofia; co-organizers: Bulgarreklama, Wasser Berlin and Inter Expo and Congress Centre, April 2011, Sofia.• International workshops and exhibitions “Problems in the Water Supply Systems: Water Losses”; co-organizers - UNW-CDP, UN- HABITAT; November 2009, November 2010, November 2011, Sofia• National conference “Wastewater Treatment Plants Construction – Challenges and Opportunities”; co-organisers – BWA and Chamber of 8 Construction Firms in Bulgaria; December 2011 , Sofia.
  • 9. Infrastructure assets of Water & Wastewater Sector in Bulgaria Water Supply Systems• About 99 % of the population is served by the water supply systems maintained by water supply & wastewater collection utilities (water utilities) in the country;• The total length of the pipelines, maintained by the water utilities is about 73 530 km;• 7About 4 % of pipelines are made of asbestos-cement;• About 91% of pipelines have been put in operation by 1970; – Only 0,55 % of the pipelines are built in the latest 5 years; – Only 2,2 % of the pipelines are reconstructed in the latest 5 years;• Average water losses are 61,3 %;• About 46% of the drinking water is treated in 42 drinking water treatment plants (DWTP). 9
  • 10. Infrastructure assets of Water & Wastewater Sector in Bulgaria Water Supply Systems Specific water consumtion 10
  • 11. Infrastructure Leakage Index - ILI 11
  • 12. Long-term Level of water Losses 12
  • 13. Infrastructure assets of Water & Wastewater Sector in Bulgaria Wastewater collection and treatment systems• In average, about 70 % of the population is connected to wastewater collection systems managed by the water utilities• In 80% of towns, about 95% of the population is connected to a sewer system;• In 2.5% of villages, about 9% of the population is connected to a sewer system;• The total length of sewerage operated by the water utilities is about 10 120 km;• About 92% of sewerage are concrete or reinforced concrete pipes;• About 90 % of sewerage is put in operation before 1990;• About 70 % of the wastewater in the collection systems is treated in 79 WWTP. About 2/3 of them need reconstruction. 13
  • 14. Infrastructure assets of Water & Wastewater Sector in Bulgaria Wastewater collection and treatment systems (cont’d)• In average, about 46 % of the population is connected to WWTPs, operated by water utilities;• Only 93 towns are connected to WWTPs;• The total number of WWTPs operated by water utilities is 79, of them 67 have secondary (biological) treatment;• Totally 358 WWTPs should be put in operation by 2015 for settlements with more than 2000 PE. 14
  • 15. Fixed assets in Water & Wastewater Sector in Bulgaria Water intake and GDP 15
  • 16. Fixed assets in Water & Wastewater Sector in Bulgaria GDP versus water withdrowned 16
  • 17. Fixed assets in Water & Wastewater Sector in BulgariaExpenditures of the householders in percentage of their income 17
  • 18. Current Development of Water&Wastewater Sector in Bulgaria• Water Act (1999) -amendments in June 2009 o Introduce articles for Water & Wastewater Sector regulation; o Impose a new regulation for:  Assets properties transfer to municipalities;  Establishment of so called “W&W Associations”, managed jointly by the state and relevant municipalities in so called “specific areas”;  W&W utilities reorganization.• Water & Wastewater Associations duties: o To organize development of regional master plans and finance plans; o To hire W&W operator for relevant “specific areas” o To control funds utilization and to report to the Government 18
  • 19. Current Development of Water&Wastewater Sector in Bulgaria• Strategy for Water Sector Development by 2025 (under public discussion) o Scope – National water resources management o Responsibility of Ministry of Environment and Waters• Strategy for Water & Wastewater Sector Development (under contracting) o Scope - Water & Wastewater Sector reorganization and development o Responsibility of Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works 19
  • 20. BWA – GWP Collaboration Opportunities CONCLUSIONS• The Water and Wastewater Sector in Bulgaria has a great potential for investments, management development, capacity building and education• The vast amount of the necessary investments are expected from EU funds and public-private participation (PPP)• Bulgarian Water Association (BWA) has to play an important role in the current reorganization and development of the Water & Wastewater Sector through: o Expertise o Training and education o Mediation o Direct involvement• BWA is open for partnership with similar organizations in EU in fulfillment of it’s mission for the National Water Sector development 20
  • 21. Bulgarian Water Association - BWA 21

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