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
On 23 March 2020, Aqua Publica member representatives from 50 water operators from: Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Hungary, Greece, Montenegro, Austria gathered in an online roundtable to exchange about the COVID-19 emergency and share the measures adopted by public water operators to ensure continuity of services during this unprecendented crisis.
JOINT STATEMENT | European public water operators commit to the continuity of water services in response to COVID-19 emergency
As the COVID-19 outbreak affects all of Europe, the continued supply of high quality drinking water and sanitation operations is essential to ensure health of all citizens and continuity of other essential activities. In this context, the Management Board and members of Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, adopt today a joint statement, outlining common commitments to fulfil public water operators’ mission for the continued delivery of quality water whilst also protecting health and securing a coordinated response across Europe.
The upcoming Farm-to-Fork Strategy announces high ambitions for sustainable food systems, with an approach that addresses the entire supply chain, taking into account health, fairness, environment and food security considerations. In this context, we emphasise that our production and consumption habits deeply affect the environment, and notably water resources in terms of quality and quantity.
On 3 March 2020, Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, organised a technical meeting between its Management Board, the European Commission and key water stakeholders, in Brussels, to discuss the concrete application of water policy, addressing in particular the question of the combined implementation of the Water Framework Directive and the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive