In our APE Interview Series, we met high-level water experts to discuss the future of water and share perspectives on the upcoming challenges and solutions for truly sustainable water services. All of the interviews are available in Aqua Publica Europea's publication 'The Public Water Services of the Future'.
- On 17 October 2019, on the occasion the tenth anniversary of Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, about one hundred participants gathered for a seminar connecting the water sector with other public sectors to discuss how to jointly foster a sustainable future in a circular society. The seminar was hosted by VIVAQUA, the public water operator of Brussels.
- On 17 October 2019, Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, launched its new publication 'The Public Water Services of the Future'. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the association proposes to outline the role that public water operators across Europe are undertaking, as actors of their communities, fully embedded into their environmental, social, economic and knowledge ecosystems, and striving to contribute to a sustainable future. Based on the long-term strategies and concrete actions of the member operators, the document addresses how they are preparing to address the great challenges of tomorrow and to harness opportunities.
- Aqua Publica Europea publishes a report on concrete actions by public water operators to foster confidence in tap water thus benefitting people and the planet This summer, the world reached peak temperatures with the hottest month on record and a series of unprecedented heatwaves sweeping EU countries. Hotter than ever
PRESS RELEASE | Aqua Publica Europea welcomes outcome of the Water Framework Directive Fitness CheckBrussels, 19 December 2019 – The Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) has been the cornerstone of EU water policy for the past two decades. On 11 December, the European Commission published its evaluation (Fitness Check) of the WFD and daughter directives, concluding that it is “fit-for-purpose” despite some scope for improvement and need for better implementation.