The water supply sector is facing radical changes as a consequence of the Water Sector Act's general changes of the regulation, including demands for increased efficiency of water utilities and separation of municipalities' tasks from the operation of water supply and waste water disposal utilities. These and future changes as the result of an evaluation of the Water Sector Act will lead to both structural, market and economic changes. All players in the sector are forced to relate to these changes, both utilities and other companies and institutions.
Also the players will have to relate to the changed physical and regulatory frameworks. Waste water disposal utilities must to an increasing extent administer large volumes of water, climate changes, requirements for cooperation with private companies and authorities and handling of floods, etc.
Water plans and stricter environmental requirements make demands on companies' planning of operation and facilities and on initiatives to ensure supply based on these new conditions.
We advise on e.g.:
- Planning of the operation and development of company strategies
- Divestment of supply utilities
- Cooperation agreements concerning draining of water and distribution of natural resources
- Regulatory affairs
- Operational issues, including implementation of development projects and communication and handling of disputes with customers. etc.
- Regulatory treatment
- Drafting and interpreting contracts and terms of delivery (regulations and payment regulations)
- Strategic advice.