Welcome to the second issue of Aqua Strategy.
This issue's cover story and the accompanying items give our first focus on one of the core themes of Aqua Strategy: utility management. We take a look at efforts in the Danube region to improve the way utilities are run with an update on a joint project between the World Bank and the Danube water utility association IAWD now starting its second three-year phase. This is complemented by a view from participating country Albania.
Our first issue included three features on the emerging topic of micropollutants, and we build on that in this issue with insights offered by Swiss expert Professor Hansruedi Siegrist about technology options and a regulatory model that offers a practical model for Europe and beyond.
Further features take a look at the regulations driving water sector opportunities in China and provide advice on how to do business there. Three of the other features are combined under the theme of innovation, looking at the opportunities presented by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme, along with insights from entrepreneur Adam Kingdon.
We hope you find the articles of value - please let us know, and we look forward to the issues ahead.
ISSN (Online): 2059-8068
ISSN (Print): 2059-805X