On 14 May, the Spanish association of public water operators, AEOPAS, launched its ' Manual for the Remunicipalisation of Water Services ', meant as a comprehensive practical guide to support the municipalities that strive to bring their water services back into the public domain , following a period of privatisation.
In April 2019, the Promedio consortium, gathering the public water operators of the Badajoz province in Spain (Extramadura), distributed 2.000 reusable water bottles in local schools . The objective is to reduce plastic waste whilst also promoting tap water consumption and raising awareness amongst younger generations and families on the
On the 22 March 2020, the World Water Day, the Italian water operator and Aqua Publica Europea Member Padania Acque launched an educational project focused on teaching the importance of water as an initiative to provide resources for children whilst they have to stay at home due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Aqua Publica Europea member, EMASESA (Seville, Spain) is launching a pilot project to test the viability of using oranges from the public roads as biogas producers; showcasing strong commitment to the circular economy. The project is carried out in cooperation with the City of Seville's Department for Parks and Gardens.
Scheduled to start on 31 January 2020, the post-graduate degree in 'Management of Integrated Water Service' was launched on 24 January at the Palazzo dell'Acqua in Bari (Italy), as a partnership between local public water operator Acquedotto Pugliese, with its AQP Water Academy, and the University LUM Jean Monnet School of Management.
On 26 September 2019, Eau de Paris announced the first summer harvest of honey from the apiary set up at the Montsouris drinking water reservoir, in collaboration with the France Société Centrale d'Apiculture (Central Beekeeping Society). Four hives were installed on a dedicated surface of 140 m². The action is
On 27 June, the members of the Working Group on Communication met in Edinburgh (UK) to continue their exchanges on public water operators' campaigns to promote tap water , tackle plastic pollution and encourage careers in the water sector . A lively discussion took place and several members presented their
Aqua Publica Europea’s member from Montenegro, Regionalni Vodovod, became an associated partner in the Erasmus+ project SWARM - Strengthening of master curricula in water resources management for the Western Balkans HEIs and stakeholders . The overall aim is to strengthen expertise in water resources management in the Western Balkans through
HAMBURG WASSER inaugurated the HAMBURG WATER Cycle , a unique wastewater concept that combines wastewater treatment and energy directly in the Jenfelder Au residential district, with an objective to recover energy and reduce CO2 emissions . The system relies on the separate collection of 'black water' (from the toilet) from