On 29 June 2023, more than 120 people attended in person or online the seminar that Aqua Publica Europea co-organised with Acque Veronesi and Viveracqua to explore the complex combination of appropriate regulatory framework, new technologies and effective coordination between different sectors and stakeholders needed to achieve a shift to circularity in wastewater treatment.
A large group of stakeholders unite their voice to support the EPR scheme in the proposed revision of the UWWTD
Aqua Publica Europea joins a large group of stakeholders representing drinking and wastewater service providers, local public utilities, local and regional governments, environmental civil society organisations and water-related innovation industries to support the financing mechanism proposed by the European Commission to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of the costs involved in removing micro-pollutants from wastewater in the proposed revision of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD).
More than 150 people attended in person or online the seminar Aqua Publica organised on 17 November 2022 to discuss the novelties of the European Commission's proposal for a revision of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive and to explore more in-depth the water-energy nexus in light of the proposal and other forthcoming EU legislation. On this page you will find a full report of the event, as well as speakers' presentations.
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Thanks to the commitment of public water operators’ employees, the supply of safe and high quality drinking water is guaranteed!
WATER ERASMUS was launched by Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators in 2017, as an innovative way to foster mutual learning amongst its network of public water operators through bilateral staff exchanges. In their mission to provide excellent water supply and sanitation services to people in
Aqua Publica Europea participated in a roundtable discussion on the topic “Water: What Future?” organised by the Portuguese Water Resources Association (APRH) in Porto.
On 26 and 27 October, Aqua Publica attended the 4th Meeting of the European Commission’s Ad-hoc Task Group (ATG) on Water Scarcity & Droughts, hosted by the Spanish Presidency of the EU in Madrid. The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the progress of the ongoing work of the ATG
In the context of growing emphasis on water conservation and resource management, Société Wallonne des Eaux (SWDE) has been offering 'easyCONSO', a noteworthy innovation. 'easyCONSO' is a service tailored to continuously monitor water consumption within buildings. It distinguishes itself by not only tracking consumption but also by promptly identifying irregular
APE raises concerns over the ENVI Committee’s draft report on the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive
Aqua Publica Europea expresses reservations on several provisions of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety's draft report on the recast Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD), particularly with respect to the dilution of the polluter-pays principle, technical challenges, and threats to water affordability.
APE participated in the 5th WOPs Congress organised by the Global Water Operators' Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA), from 22-25 May 2023 in Bonn, Germany. The Congress was dedicated to addressing resilience in challenging times. GWOPA is an international network created in 2009 to support water operators through Water Operator’s Partnerships (WOPs)