On 3 March 2020, Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, organised a technical meeting between its Management Board, the European Commission and key water stakeholders, in Brussels, to discuss the concrete application of water policy, addressing in particular the question of the combined implementation of the Water Framework Directive and the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive
The Water Framework Directive (WFD) has been the cornerstone of EU water policy for the past two decades. As such, it has contributed greatly to sustainable development at EU level and played a fundamental role in driving the EU’s efforts for water protection. Read our position after the publication of the European Commission's 'Fitness Check'.
Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, welcomes the European Parliament’s draft Motion for a Resolution on Pharmaceuticals in the Environment, as step forward in the protection of water resources from pharmaceutical residues. The members of Aqua Publica Europea provide quality water and sanitation services to over seventy million people throughout Europe. Based on their on-the-ground experience and expertise, we would like to share some comments on the draft Motion for a Resolution 2019/2816(RSP).
Aqua Publica Europea participated in the 13th meeting of the OECD's Water Governance Initiative in Paris, on 09-10 January 2020
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'.
WORLD WATER WEEK | Water Operators’ Partnerships Europe: Leveraging utilities, governments & investments for SDGs
Sweden 28 August 2019
Aqua Publica Europea is co-organising, with the European Commission's Directorate General for Development and International Cooperation (DG DEVCO) and with the Global Water Operator Partnership Alliance (GWOPA) a session to discuss the potential of not-for-profit water operator partnerships in the achievement of the global Sustainable Development Goal 6: clean water