A small group of water supply professionals from the original six EEC member states met in 1972 to provide an opinion on the 4th draft directive on water meters, presented by DG III (industrial affairs) of the European Commission.
Following from this initial collaboration and that the EEC was making more legislation on water, these sectoral professionals decided to set up an official association representing their water supply companies.
This culminated in the establishment of EurEau on 21 March, 1975.
EurEau extended the scope of its work to include waste water in 1998.
As the EU grew, so did EurEau membership. Countries from outside the EU also joined the federation. We now include 34 members from 29 countries across Europe.
We bring national water professionals together to agree European water industry positions regarding the management of water quality, resource efficiency and access to water.
One thing hasn’t changed. Our members are fully committed to the continuous supply of clean water and its safe return into the water cycle.
List of EurEau Presidents
|~ 1975-1977 Albert Achten||BE||SG Gilbert Bury|
|~ 1977-1979 Jean-Claude Legrand||FR|
|~ 1979-1981 Ernest Reiter||LU|
|~ 1981-1983 Piet Knoppert||NL|
|~ 1983-1985 Heinz Tessendorff||DE||SG Francis Rillaerts|
|~ 1985-1988 Ken Roberts||UK|
|~ 1988-1990 Germano Bulgarelli||IT|
|~ 1990-1992 Jean-Pierre Quinio||FR|
|~ 1992-1994 Ernest Reiter||LU|
|~ 1994-1996 Albert Desmed||BE|
|~ 1996-1998 Theo Martijn||NL|
|~ 1998-2000 Ortwin Scholz||DE|
|~ 2000-2002 Fernando Porta||ES|
|~ 2002-2003 Pamela Taylor||UK|
|~ 2003-2004 Michael Phillips||IE|
|~ 2004-2005 Anders Baekgaard||DK||SG Fréderic de Hemptinne|
|~ 2005-2006 C. Martins||PT|
|~ 2006-2007 Mauro d’Ascenzi||IT||SG Pierre-Yves Monette|
|~ 2007-2008 Daniel Villessot||FR|
|~ 2008-2009 Andreas Angelakis||GR|
|~ 2009-2011 Klara Ramm Szatkiewicz||PL|
|~ 2011-2015 Carl-Emil Larsen||DK||SG Almut Bonhage|
|~ 2015-2019 Bruno Tisserand||FR||SG Neil Dhot (interim)|
|~ 2019-present Dr Claudia Castell-Exner||DE||SG Oliver Loebel (2016)|
Our Articles of Association can be found pdf here (220 KB) .