About us

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Aqua Publica Europea (APE) was founded in 2008 to promote public water management at European and international level.

APE is an international, not-for-profit association under Belgian law. Our members are publicly owned water and sanitation services, together with their national and regional associations.

APE is unique. It is the only international network focusing on water governance and policy issues exclusively from the public sector perspective.

  • APE is a platform that facilitates knowledge exchange and joint projects among members, with a view to improving their performance;
  • APE is a forum where public operators meet and discuss water policy issues with the objective of contributing to international policy-making in the water sector;
  • APE is a catalyst, supporting the development of the international water community by promoting a dialogue between public water operators, the business sector, the academic world, and institutions.