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How to Ensure Water Affordability: Approaches And Challenges

On the 10th of October Aqua Publica Europea and Utilitialia, the national federation of Italian utilities, organised a seminar on Water Affordability during the Festival dell Acqua in Bari (Italy). The aim of the seminar was to present the approaches to ensuring the access to water in different European countries, including Belgium, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy and Scotland.
The seminar showed that most EU countries and regions are going through reform processes of the water sector and (...)

Two new members join APE

The APE Management Board, meeting in Bari (Italy) on the 9th of October, has welcomed two new members: Aguas de Cádiz, the public water operator of the city of Cádiz in southern Spain, and Hamburg Wasser, the second biggest public water operator of Germany.
The municipal company Aguas de Cádiz is in charge of supplying drinking water and managing the sewage network and waste water treatment of the Spanish city of Cádiz in Southern Spain, with a population of 120 000 people. The company has (...)

APE calls for "at source" prevention of microplastics pollution

In June 2017 the European Commission launched a public consultation to collect the views of stakeholders and citizens with regard to the policy options to reduce microplastics entering the marine environment.
Microplastics pollution is an issue of growing concern for citizens and for public water operators. The action undertaken by the European Commission to limit the release of microplastics into the environment can therefore only be welcomed. Nevertheless, in order to truly effective, (...)

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European Public Water Operators Launch "Water Erasmus"

The « APE Water Erasmus », launched in Paris on the 29th of May, aims at promoting knowledge sharing among public operators through short-term staff exchanges. The aim of this open-ended project is to build on APE members’ best practices and experiences in order to increase the skills of the public water industry in addressing common challenges.
By making possible the free circulation of know-how and competences and by putting operators’ staff centre-stage, the Water Erasmus project will allow (...)

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