Many people are still wary about the quality of their tap water, even though tap water in Europe is subject to rigorous and frequent controls ensuring it is wholesome and complies with all relevant European standards. APE promotes the exchange on initiatives and communication actions put in place by its
On 27 June 2018, the SMART.MET project launched its request for tenders , a chance for innovative companies in Europe to submit their offers for the development of cutting-edge technology for water smart metering . Funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, with a budget of €3,240,000 , the SMART.MET project
The Spanish operator Aguas de Cádiz has presented its new strategic plan, which spans over 10 years and foreseen the investment of over 60 million. This plan is unique of its kind in the sense that it was put together through an innovative process of citizen participation. Read more on
On the 23rd of June, on the occasion of the Public Services day, the Paris’ drinking water operator and member of APE Eau de Paris was awarded the United Nations Public Service Award. This award, which aims at rewarding excellence in the public sector, was given to Eau de Paris
APE member Gruppo CAP has surpassed important, private operators such as Acea, A2A, Hera and Iren to clinch the first prize at this year’s Top Utility Analysis awards. The decision was taken by a network of independent experts who analyze and rate the overall social, environmental and economic performance of
Ten major Spanish cities support the creation of a Spanish network of cities for public water management On the last 3rd and 4th of November 2016, the Madrid City Council (Ayuntamiento de Madrid) together with the civil society organization Red Agua Publica , organised a conference to discuss the topic
On the 4th of July 2016 Gruppo CAP, the operator serving the province around Milan, organised an international event with the aim of analysing and discussing the cities’ strategies to manage rainwater in cities and urban areas.
AEOPAS , the Spanish association of public water operators, has called for a revision of the Spanish legal framework on water In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly recognised access to drinking water and sanitation as a fundamental human right in its resolution A/RES/64/292. In 2013, the European Citizens’ Initiative
Abbanoa, the water operator of Sardinia, organised a seminar on alternative dispute resolution. This event was the opportunity to learn more on how to settle water-related disputes out of court, helping both customers and utilities save time and money.
Aquawal, the Wallon association of water operators, has contributed to a new study on water and electricity consumption in Wallonia (Belgium). The study identifies some interesting factors related to consumption patterns and affordability, namely that the price of water does not seem to influence the consumption patterns of households. In