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
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)
More than 120 people attended in person or online the seminar Aqua Publica Europea organised on 30 March 2023 to explore the potential and challenges of implementing the new EU Water Reuse Regulation, as well as the opportunities for alternative water sources in urban contexts.
Aqua Publica Europea shares a written statement to the UN 2023 Water Conference calling governments and relevant stakeholders to accelerate progress towards SDG6 water-related goals and targets.
Aqua Publica Europea participated in the first hearing of “Time for a Blue Deal”, an initiative launched by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) that aims to develop a comprehensive policy roadmap to make water a priority at European scale.
A new special issue of ‘Water International’ explores the potential of public banks in funding sustainable and equitable water and sanitation services in Europe.
In our Summer 2022 newsletter, we welcome our new member the public water operator of Warsaw joined Aqua Publica as a new member, you will find the summary report from the public conference on water scarcity and drought, the last updates on Water Erasmus exchanges and our last contributions to the policy debate.
More than 100 persons attended – in person or from remote - the seminar “WATER SCARCITY AND DROUGHT: from crisis management to long term adaptation”, which was held in Seville on 5 July.