International Water Utilities Consortium (iWUC)

Tap in to Global Water Best Practices

iWUC (International Water Utilities Consortium) is a network of global water utility peers striving to tackle industry challenges via analytical insights and collaboration, using lessons learned by direct peers. 

    Achieve KPI-driven performance improvement and gain an international perspective; iWUC focuses on strategic and operational value to overcome common water sector challenges using our passionate belief in the power of collaboration.

    iWUC is here to support you in your continuous improvement, combining a unique approach of data collection with valuable industry best practice sharing.

    • Do you want to know where you stand in an international comparison?
    • Do you want to identify your largest learning fields?
    • Would you like to learn from the experiences of others?
    • Do you want to gain additional innovation knowledge to successfully overcome your industrial challenges?
    • Do you want to continue to improve?

    Unique Proposition of iWUC

    The primary objective of iWUC is to support its peer group membership in providing high-quality, safe, secure, cost-effective, and sustainable water supply services.

    Internationality: Tap in to the experiences of your global peers

    Balanced Approach: Rely on measurable and traceable data insights, while also enjoying the direct best practice sharing forum

    Minimal Effort: the quantitative side of iWUC has been designed to provide valuable analysis and insights without requiring extensive data collection effort from members

    Program Takeaways


    During each yearly program cycle members share key challenges, strategies, innovative designs, new assets, tools, maintenance practices, and other best practices to simultaneously achieve cost reduction and productivity in their water networks.


    In addition to the intangible learning experience, each iWUC member receives an individual report, identifying best practices and learning objectives using correlations between corporate level and asset-level insights.

    Peer Exchange Highlight:

    The yearly best practice conference at the end of each iWUC cycle is the perceived highlight of the program. The peer-to-peer sharing event can ONLY be attended by iWUC members, thus creating a safe space for free exchange of ideas and innovations.

    Global Network:

    Become part of the iWUC network and tap into the experiences of global peers from all around the world to make use of the power of collaboration.

    Member Benefits

    iWUC combines Performance Assessment & Best Practice Knowledge Sharing with an Innovations Learning & Exchange Platform to help participant companies focus on strategic objectives and implement operational efficiencies.

    The Origin of the iWUC Program

    The iWUC idea was initiated by Abu Dhabi (Water) Transmission & Dispatch Company (Transco) driven primarily in recognition of the key strategic and operational challenges facing the water supply services sector. The absence of a platform that goes beyond traditional benchmarking that utilizes practical industry experience in combination with focused data analysis, insight & correlation, as evidenced by UMS Group platforms for other utilities such as power transmission and distribution, has transformed iWUC from concept to reality. iWUC was conceived to address industry challenges such as:

    • Water quality and scarcity reaching crisis proportions worldwide
    • Aging infrastructure and workforces
    • Stricter national and international regulatory requirements
    • Conflicting drivers within the water sector value chain
    • Increasing operational and capital investment costs

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