On 30 November 2020, the SMART.MET consortium announced the two companies that have passed the selection procedure for Phase 3 of the pre-commercial procurement (PCP) that will involve the ‘development of a test series and field testing’ of innovative smart-metering solutions.
On 17 November 2020, Eau de Paris announced the winners of the second edition of its "Défis Innovation", or Innovation Challenges, a call for innovative solutions conducted in partnership with the Richelieu Committee.
On 28 October, HAMBURG WASSER, the public water operator of the city of Hamburg and surrounding municipalities in northern Germany presented its Climate strategic plan for 2025 and declared 'climate neutrality' as a top priority
On 22nd October, EMASESA presented its public consultation at the online conference‘United for Water. For a Green Change’ jointly organised with the Spanish association of public water operators, AEOPAS and the Spanish media group Joly.
In September, Gruppo CAP, the operator serving the province around Milan, launched the 'Let's green' competition to reward citizens, schools, associations and municipalities good sustainability practices. The main purpose of the competition is to promote sensitivity and respect for the environment. This initiative combines an online contest with a roadshow
The Sardinian public water operator Abbanoa (Italy) has launched a social water emergency bonus initiative to offer a tariff reimbursement in favour of households who are in a vulnerable socio-economic situation due to the covid-19 health emergency lockdown measures.