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With Resolution 580/2019/R/IDR of 27 December, ARERA approved the Water Tariff Method (MTI-3) for the third regulatory period 2020 - 2023.

The regulatory scheme aims to overcome the Water Service Divide between North and South and bring the areas of the country that have been left behind up to national standards, in addition to pursuing the efficiency of operating costs and management.

"Our experience in the sector made us conscious of the need both for a long-term vision and a diversified approach to bridge the gap between various territories" declares Maria Luisa Santella - Director of the REA Water and Waste Areas "It is essential for managers to open up to modernisation challenges in the sector to ensure uniformity in the provision of water services, to ensure quality standards across the country".

The Water Tariff Method for the third regulatory period has a "universalistic" character: it applies to those who, for whatever reason (even in the absence of a concession or contract), manage the water service on the national territory. The MTI-3 preserves stability and certainty in the guiding criteria, in continuity with the rules introduced since 2012, however, defining a uniform but asymmetric method, taking into account the local specificities and the programmatic decisions of the Governing Authorities (EGA).

"The MTI-3 considers the energy and environmental sustainability of water resources both through an important investment cycle in the Strategic Works Plan and through a greater awareness of citizens about their habits.  " says Giuseppe Mastropieri - CEO of REA srl - "And it is from the awareness of the crucial role of managerial training even in a sector as complex as strategic for the country, that was born, in partnership with LUISS Business School, MASID - Management and Administration of the Water Sector, the first executive program of managerial training for operators in the water sector”.

REA renews its commitment in the sector also for 2020, both with the provision of integrated service to support operators in the transition phase, until the new MTI 3 regulatory mechanism becomes fully operative, and with high-profile training through the MASID, with the first edition starting in March.