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Publication of the VEWA-study in Brussels

The VEWA study compares the water and waste water prices of Germany, England/Wales, France, the Netherlands, Austria and Poland on a performance-adjusted basis. After a presentation of key findings a panel discussion will be held, with participation of Friederike Lauruschkus (author of the VEWA-study), Jörg Simon (BDEW), Matthias Schmitt (RheinEnergie), Lynn Boylan (MEP) as well as representatives of the European commission and right2water.

Link to the results of the VEWA study in Prezi.

ETCS implementation in Belgium

Infrabel, the Belgian railway infrastructure manager, has developed a Masterplan to implement the ETCS across Belgium’s entire railway network by 2022 and national train operating company, SNCB/NMBS, plans to migrate their fleet to ETCS standards. During phase one of the project, Mott MacDonald and civity will review the Masterplan and Migration plan. This will include investigating how well placed Infrabel and SNCB/NMBS are to deliver the roll out of the new system. Phase two will present the consultancy follow up audits and share findings with the Mobility and Transport FPS.

The work involves analysing the starting points for migration, reviewing investments for ETCS, identifying and recommending possible alternatives or optimisations and carrying out cost benefit analysis. Mott MacDonald and civity will also audit the programme management of Infrabel and SNCB/NMBS, the client’s monitoring system and the interface management. The consultancies will create a training programme to enable client staff to review and audit themselves and will recommend improvements for monitoring and programme management.