Name of the organisation: Deutscher Bund der verbandlichen Wasserwirtschaft (DBVW)
Number of members: 1.850
Stakeholders in board: Landowners and tenants, municipalities
Tasks: Water quantity, flood defence, maintenance, drinking water, wastewater treatment
Financing: Taxation, fees (drinking water, wastewater treatment)
In 2000, 8 regional associations of water management organisations formed the German Confederation of Associational Water Management (‘Deutscher Bund der verbandlichen Wasserwirtschaft’) as a registered association to represent the interests of the associational model at the federal level and increasingly at a European level.
The regional associations of Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Bremen, Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate combine the forces of about 1.850 associations. The members, as decentralised public corporations, are municipalities or owners and users, or a mixed form combining these stakeholders.