Norwegian Water

Norwegian Water

Norwegian Water BA (In Norwegian: Norsk Vann BA) is a national association of water and wastewater works. In Norway these works are mainly owned and operated by the municipalities, some are inter-municipal companies. The ambition is to organize cooperation between the Water and Wastewater Works in technical, economical and administrative matters and attend the joint interests of the works.Norwegian Water BA also has affiliated organisations like suppliers to the water and wastewater industry, consultants, educational and research institutions.

Company details

Vangsvegen 143 , HAMAR , 2321 Norway

Locations Served

Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Water and Wastewater
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

Norwegian Water BA (In Norwegian: Norsk Vann BA) is a national association of water and wastewater works. In Norway these works are mainly owned and operated by the municipalities, some are inter-municipal companies. The ambition is to organize cooperation between the Water and Wastewater Works in technical, economical and administrative matters and attend the joint interests of the works.

Norwegian Water BA also has affiliated organisations like suppliers to the water and wastewater industry, consultants, educational and research institutions.

Vision
Norwegian Water has the following vision:

  • Pure Water – our future

Our Philosophy
Norwegian Water is a non-commercial sector organization for the water and wastewater industry in Norway. The organization shall contribute to fulfil the vision of clean water by working for optimal constraints and a cost effective development and sharing of knowledge.

Value Base
Norwegian Water shall be:

  • Credible
  • Vigorous
  • Unifying
  • Focused on development

Purpose

  • Help members to co-ordinate their efforts concerning science and technology, education, public information and other key areas in the water supply and wastewater field in Norway
  • Serve the water and wastewater works’ common interests towards the national authorities, national and international organisations and the public

Possible measures to improve the municipalities’ water resource management:

  • Harmonise the different regulations in the field
  • Improved guidance and competence on the national and regional level
  • Strengthen the position and reputation of the water and wastewater sector
  • More attention on the subject (inhabitants and politicians)
  • More guidance for local politicians
  • Educating and recruiting more personnel

What We Do

  • Norwegian Water is a professional body on behalf of the members, working with
    • Laws & regulations, recruiting, lobbying, international contact
  • Competence support
    • Projects, reports, guidelines, requirements
  • Information
    • Magazine ”VA-bulletin”
    • Homepages at norskvann.no (password for member site) including databases
  • Courses/training
    • Education system
    • Meetings/seminars/conferences

Professionals are elected from the members to 6 technical committees for:

  • Drinking water treatment
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Sludge treatment and disposal
  • Water supply distribution facilities and sewer systems
  • Automation, instrumentation and computer assisted design and operation
  • Organisation, information and contact with society

These committees are important contact networks to discuss common challenges and measures.

International cooperation regional and worldwide:

  • Close contact and collaboration with our Nordic sister organizations
  • Norwegian Water participates in European cooperation as a member of EUREAU (the European union of national associations of water suppliers and wastewater services)
  • Governing member of IWA