• Wednesday, November 8, 2023
  • 14:00 - 17:00
  • Memo
  • Agorà Malatesta – Enviromental Monitoring Area D8 pav.
  • Italian
  • organized by Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & REF Ricerche, UTILITALIA (Italian federation of energy, water and environmental services)

The integrated water service in Italy is experiencing a phase of profound transformation to respond to the growing challenges of climate change, in a historic moment characterized by the dramatic shortage of water resources. In this context, a fundamental role is played by the national regulator, Arera, called to regulate the new regulatory period 2024-2027 along certain guidelines:
a) promotion mechanisms management efficiency;
b) strengthen the measures to guide the investment decisions of the competent subjects towards innovative solutions with a lower environmental impact, as well as a greater one resilience to extreme events related to ongoing climate change,
c) extend the incentive measures aimed at favoring the interventions of energy efficiency and for self-consumption, the reduction of the use of plastic, the recovery of raw materials, the reuse of water, and further promote the reduction of the amount of sewage sludge disposed of in landfills, taking into account the new EU regulations on waste water and on reuse of purified waste water.

Session Chair

Donato Berardi, Director of REF Ricerche Laboratory


14.00 Introduction by the Chairs

14.10-14.30 MTI – 4: what’s new for the regulation of water sector in the next four years?
Samir Traini, Vice Director of REF Ricerche Laboratory

14.30-14.50 Energy cost regulation for water sector: what options?
Paolo Carta, Utilitalia Regulatory Affairs Director
Gaia Rodriquez, Utilitalia Water Area Representative

14.50-15.10 Wastewater treatment and reuse of purified wastewater: the technological challenge to achieve EU objectives
Francesco Fatone, Full Professor of Chemical-Environmental Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Marche

15.10 -16.40 Round Table

Chairman: Giordano Colarullo, Director of Utilitalia


Ester Benigni, Director of Regulatory Affairs and Competition, Gruppo A2A
Luigi De Francisci, Regulatory Manager, Gruppo ACEA
Luigi De Caro, Head of the Technical Secretariat of the Presidency, Regulation and Institutional Relations, Acquedotto Pugliese
Marco Pattano, Director of Planning and Performance Control, Gruppo CAP
Patrizia Lombardi, Coordination of Regulated Services and Tariff, Gruppo Hera
​Pasquale Talento, Chief Executive Officer, IDEA
Alessandro Cecchi, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Gruppo Iren
Lorenzo Persi, Director of Administration, Finance, Control and Regulation, MM
Maria Vittoria Pisante, Director of Strategy, Communication, Business Support & Development, Siram Veolia
Giuseppe Russo Rossi, Sales Director Public Utility, Xylem Italia

16.40-17.00 Discussion and closure
Andrea Guerrini, ARERA