Memberships

As a European Technology Platform or members'-based association Water Europe has branched its members by colleges representing the multiplicity of the stakeholders and the whole value chain of the water sector. We are committed to serve the specific needs of all our members. Therefore, fees and rules depend on the nature of each member's category. We make a distinction among corporate, associate and honorary members.

You can find all the information concerning the membership in the Water Europe (WE) Bylaws and Articles of Association.

  • College A - Multinational corporations
    Duration
    Lifetime
    Package price
    €16,000

    WE AoA membership is not limited in time and automatically renewed on a full calendar year basis.

    Membership cancellations for the next year need to be submitted to the Executive Director before the 1st of October of the running year .

    The main duties and rights of Corporate members are:

  • College B - Research & technology developers
    Duration
    Lifetime
    Package price
    €3,500

    Apply here for the Membership fee reduction (1.250 EUR/year) 

    *Only members from EU countries whose GDP per capita is below 75% of the EU average can apply for the reduced membership fee. In addition, the granting of a reduced membership rate is always subject to approval of the Board. Members in the following countries can apply for the reduced fees: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

    ** Members need to have a legal base in the European Union or Associate countries


    WE AoA membership is not limited in time and automatically renewed on a full calendar year basis.

    Membership cancellations for the next year need to be submitted to the Executive Director before the 1st of October of the running year .

    The main duties and rights of Corporate members are:

  • College C - Utilities
    Duration
    Lifetime
    Package price
    €3,500

    Apply here for the Membership fee reduction (1.250 EUR/year) 

    *Only members from EU countries whose GDP per capita is below 75% of the EU average can apply for the reduced membership fee. In addition, the granting of a reduced membership rate is always subject to approval of the Board. Members in the following countries can apply for the reduced fees: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.


    WE AoA membership is not limited in time and automatically renewed on a full calendar year basis. Membership cancellations for the next year need to be submitted to the Executive Director before the 1st of October of the running year .

    The main duties and rights of Corporate members are:

  • College D - Suppliers & SMEs
    Duration
    Lifetime
    Package price
    €3,500

    REDUCED FEES:

    1. Apply here if the SME turnover is < 2M EUR (Fee: 700 EUR/year)

    2. Apply here if the SME turnover is 2-5M EUR (Fee: 1.750 EUR/year)

    3. Apply here for the Membership fee reduction (1.250 EUR/year) - Only members from EU countries whose GDP per capita is below 75% of the EU average can apply for the reduced membership fee. In addition, the granting of a reduced membership rate is always subject to approval of the Board. Members in the following countries can apply for the reduced fees: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

    * Members need to have a legal base in the European Union or Associate countries


    WE AoA membership is not limited in time and automatically renewed on a full calendar year basis.

    Membership cancellations for the next year need to be submitted to the Executive Director before the 1st of October of the running year .

    The main duties and rights of Corporate members are:

  • College E - Large water users
    Duration
    Lifetime
    Package price
    €3,500

    Apply here for the Membership fee reduction (1.250 EUR/year) - Only members from EU countries whose GDP per capita is below 75% of the EU average can apply for the reduced membership fee. In addition, the granting of a reduced membership rate is always subject to approval of the Board. Members in the following countries can apply for the reduced fees: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.


    WE AoA membership is not limited in time and automatically renewed on a full calendar year basis.

    Membership cancellations for the next year need to be submitted to the Executive Director before the 1st of October of the running year .

    The main duties and rights of Corporate members are:

  • College F - Public Authorities
    Duration
    Lifetime
    Package price
    Free

    Public authorities refers to any authority which has a legal mandate to govern, administrate a part or aspect of public life including municipalities, regional authorities, water basin authorities, regulators, and their associations.

    Public authorities that endorse the WE Vision and promote it in their territory. All decisions on new members are taken by the Board of Directors of Water Europe on a case-by case basis.


    The main duties and rights are:

  • College G - Civil Society Organisations
    Duration
    Lifetime
    Package price
    Free

    CSOs refer to organizations legally registered with appropriated statues, working for the benefit of society or in-service delivery, sometimes in collaboration with grass-roots organizations. CSO can include geographic or thematic networks and platforms or common dialogue forum for umbrella organizations and networks. Civil society includes professional associations, trade unions, social movements, coalitions, advocacy groups, charities, development NGOs, community groups, women's organizations.

    Adherence to a number of criteria can indicate if an organization qualifies for college G. Some notable criteria are:

    •  The organization is separated from both the state and the market;
    •  The organization is primarily community-serving, meaning that, other than catering to its members' needs, the organization serves a broader purpose, for instance societal or environmental;
    •  The organization bases its income primarily on donations and public subsidies;
    •  The organization is registered as an NGO, non-profit, foundation, charity or in a category with similar traits.


    WE AoA membership is not limited in time and automatically renewed on a full calendar year basis.

    Membership cancellations for the next year need to be submitted to the Executive Director before the 1st of October of the running year .


    The main duties and rights are:

  • College H - Research and technology developers & Utilities (College A daughter company)
    Duration
    Lifetime
    Package price
    Free

    Delegated membership is available for a legal entity that is owned or controlled by a College A member (a daughter company).

    The request for delegated membership can either be made by the daughter or parent company. Delegate Members have the same rights and obligations as Associate Membership and will be dealt with in the same way as the latter. Consequently, Delegate Members may take part in all WE's activities under the same conditions as Corporate Members, but they cannot participate to the WE governance and therefore cannot be represented at the WE General Meeting or at Board level.


    WE AoA membership is not limited in time and automatically renewed on a full calendar year basis.

    Membership cancellations for the next year need to be submitted to the Executive Director before the 1st of October of the running year .


    The main duties and rights of Corporate members are: