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The members of Aqua Publica Europea set the issue of drought and water scarcity as one of the key priorities of the organisation. Building on previous exchanges of experiences and public debates with stakeholders, a new publication from Aqua Publica Europea explores the strategies and approaches that public water operators can deploy to address this critical issue.   
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Who we are

Aqua Publica Europea (APE) is the European Association of Public Water Operators. It unites publicly owned water and sanitation services and other stakeholders working to promote public water management at both European and international level. APE is an operator-led association that looks for efficient solutions that serve public interests rather than corporate ones.

who we are
public water and sanitation operators
80 M
citizens served every day
9 BN
euros of aggregated turnover
water experts to exchange with

What we do


Representing the voice of public operators in international policymaking

Peer-to-peer learing

Fostering exchanges through the useful services, instruments, and initiatives for members 

Engaging with society

Joining and contributing to initiatives beyond water management