Post-COVID-19 recovery: The role of public water services for a more resilient, fairer and greener EU
As Europe is slowly starting to emerge from the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis which has deeply affected citizens’ lives, economies and public systems throughout the EU, the focus is now on drawing the lessons from the emergency and its management and on re-building. The sanitary crisis rang the alarm, reminding us what matters the most and signalling necessary changes in our lifestyles. As we enter the recovery, it is paramount to make the EU more resilient, fairer and more respectful of our resources.
PUBLICATION | Managing the Unexpected: European Public Water Utilities Facing the Coronavirus Emergency
Aqua Publica Europea publishes a new publication on the responses and strategies developed by European public utilities during the Coronavirus emergency.
Public water operators as actors of public health: Supporting efforts to track the spread of COVID-19
In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the role of public water operators in their communities has proven critical. Throughout the lockdowns in Europe, committed essential workers have supported our societies by ensuring that clean and safe water was flowing and that sanitation services were available 24 hours a day, immediately at home. Now that lockdown measures are being lifted throughout Europe, this central role for public health role continues as waste water is appearing to be an important tool in tracking the virus in populations.
On the International Public Service Day, Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, publishes a Q&A to explain what public water management is.
Aqua Publica welcomes the Catalan Association of municipalities for public water management (AMAP) as a new associate member
On 10 June, the Catalan Association of municipalities for public water management - AMAP joined Aqua Publica Europea as a new associate member
On 2 June, Aqua Publica Europea co-hosted the UN Habitat's Global Water Operators Partnership Alliance (GWOPA) webinar “Emergency response, business continuity and resilience of utilities” on the response of water operators to COVID-19 emergency. The webinar gathered 152 participants from 45 countries.
Water and sanitation utilities call to European Institutions to give full support to water services in developing countries
Aqua Publica Europea and other water and sanitation utilities’ organisations call on European Institutions to give full support to water services in developing countries, as a key condition to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide.
The APE's Working Groups activities are resuming with a series of virtual meetings (video-conference), and with work programmes that have been partially re-adapted to take into account new priorities related to the management of the coronavirus emergency. Here below you will find the calendar of the next WG virtual meetings