The demands on public water management are changing as a result of social change and the related development dynamics. This creates very differentiated challenges to the utilities.
The Wupperverband as a public corporation with about 350 employees is responsible for the water supply, raw water production and sewage treatment in the river basin of the Wupper and its tributaries.
With the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on an international level, the sustainability debate in Germany has received new impetus. Against this background, the Wuppertal Institute was commissioned by the Wupperverband to develop objectives and leading projects for sustainable water management.
On the basis of a status quo analysis, which consists of extensive research and an interview series, conclusions were drawn for the further strategic orientation of the association in the following areas:
A Strength-Weakness Analysis (SWOT) was used to summarise the further strategic need for action. Finally, the following recommendations were made on the further process of strategy development: