AquaMundo GmbH

AquaMundo GmbH

Since 2000 AquaMundo offers tailor made solutions based on sustainability and life cycle costs to its partners in municipalities and the industry. Our goal is reliable long-term investment and commitment to public-private partnership structures. Project partners are governments, international finance and development organizations and other private and public clients. AquaMundo is conducting management, BOT, DOT, Lease contracts in developing countries with focus on Eastern Europe, Middle East and Central Asia. Until present, AquaMundo has supplied approximately 5 million customers.

Company details

Platanenallee 55 , Zwingenberg , D-64673 Germany

Locations Served

Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:

  • Project Development and Management (Management Contracts, BOT, BOOT, DBO, and other Projects)
  • Technical Consultancy: Engineering, Design and Contract Supervision
  • Network systems management, GIS and MIS
  • Operations and Maintenance Program Development
  • Customer service, Billing and Collection
  • Investment Planning, Financial Analyses, Business Plans
  • Staff training; Capacity Building; Company Restructuring

Contract: Performance-based Management Agreement
Client: Government of Albania; UK Kavaja Sh.a. (Kavaja Water and Wastewater Company)
Financing Institution: Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW); Germany
Project value: 16,6 Mio EUR
Duration: 04/2003 - 04/2008

For five years AquaMundo GmbH took over full operational responsibility for the water supply and sewerage system of U.K. Kavajë sh.a. under a performance-based management contract.

Main performance objectives were:

  • Increase hours of water supply service to costumers, starting from 4-6 h/day to 24h/day
  • Identify and legalize illegal connections
  • Reduce significantly 'Unaccounted for Water'
  • Increase the 'Bill Collection Rate' up to 95%
  • Supervision of investments in water and sanitation (rehabilitate the city sewer system, build nad operate a slow sand filter for water treatment etc.)
  • Build and operate first wastewater treatment plant in Albania

Contract type: Performance-based Management Contract
Client: Water Utilities of the Cities of Bukhara and Samarkand
Financing Institution: IDA - The World Bank Group
Project value: 65 Mio USD
Duration: 2004-2007

Usbek Water Management GmbH & Co. KG has been established as a special purpose company to carry out the management contract. The company assumed full responsibility for the management, operation and maintenance of the Water Companies of Bukhara and Samarkand. The Bukhara and Samarkand Water Supply Project seeked to improve duration of supply, financial viability, safety, water quality, reliability, efficiency, and sustainability of the water supply services to the cities of Bukhara and Samarkand.

Contract type: Performance-based Management Contract
Client: Coastal Municipalities Water Utility (CMWU)
Financing: IDA - World Bank Group
Project value: 21 Mio USD
Duration: 2005-2008

The main objective of the Emergency Water Project is to alleviate the chronic shortages of safe water supplies, reduce system losses, water costs and health risks.

This includes:

  • Formation of one single 'Coastal Municipalities' Water Utility' (CMWU) from the existing 25 water companies in Gaza by merger.
  • Improving duration of supply, water quality and sanitation services.
  • Increase of collection ratio, tariff adaption, staff training, capacity building.
  • Development and implementation of capital and operating investment funds

Contract type: Management Contract
Client: The Water and Wastewater Companies of Durres, Fiër, Lezhë and Sarandë
Financing: IDA - The World Bank Group
Project value: 21,8 Mio EUR
Duration: 2003-2005

AquaMundo GmbH (in cooperation with Berlinwasser International) took over full operational responsibility for the management, operation and maintenance of the Water and Wastewater Companies of Durres, Fiër, Lezhë and Sarandë under a performance based management contract.

Main goals

  • increase in duration supply
  • improve water quality to costumers
  • increase in collection ratio
  • increase in working ratio
  • company restructuring
  • master plan for investments
  • procurement supervision
  • works supervision