Hosted by the Ministry for Innovation and Technology of Hungary, the online conference was held on 22 March 2022. In addition to the Hungarian side, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Croatia and Slovenia were represented at the conference at an expert level.

The aim of the event was to enable professionals from the water utilities sector in the region to discuss the achievements of the past years, the challenges the sector is facing and to exchange views on future development directions and cooperation opportunities. The conference proved to be very useful for all parties, confirming that although the sector is facing challenges everywhere, whether due to climate change or other reasons, the goal is the same in all participating countries, namely to ensure sustainable, consumer-friendly and environmentally friendly water services in the future.