APE Water Seminar

Aqua Publica Europea – the European association of public water operators – and its Working Group “Tariffs and assets management” are pleased to invite you to the seminar

SETTING THE RIGHT PRICE How to combine water resources protection, cost recovery and affordability through water pricing


Practical information

4 December 2014
9:30 – 13:00
17, Boulevard de l’Impératrice

Background and objectives

The European Commission’s Blueprint for water resources emphasises the role of water pricing policies to promote a more efficient use of water resources, and calls on Member States and stakeholders to increase their efforts to deliver the cost-recovery requirement.
However, the current economic crisis has intensified water access problems in Europe and water affordability is a growing political concern.
This seminar is intended to identify the challenges and explore possible solutions to reconcile three crucial objectives: protection of water resources, cost recovery and affordability.
APE’s proposals will be presented along with contributions by distinguished speakers from the European Commission, the European Environmental Agency, and representatives of national water regulators.
The debate will be followed by a lunch.