On the 12-13 April, Aqua Publica Europea attended the Inaugural Meeting of the Roundtable on Financing Water organised by the OECD in Paris.
On the 21st of March, the city of Barcelona, through its public company Barcelona Cicle de l’Aigua SA (BCASA) joined Aqua Publica Europea (APE). The membership of Barcelona was approved by the APE Management Board, which convened in Barcelona upon the city’s invitation and took part in a seminar on
Aqua Publica Europea, the European association of public water operators, has started this new year with four new members, thus confirming the growing trend towards the management of water services by an accountable and efficient public sector. The continuous growth of the association also attests to the accomplishments achieved by
We are pleased to announce that the new public water operator of the French city of Montpellier has joined Aqua Publica Europea as a new member . The operator was created in April 2015, after the city representatives decided to put the management of water back into public hands. The
Aqua Publica Europea, represented by Ms Célia Blauel , President of Eau de Paris , has joined the new Steering Group of the European Innovation Partnership on water ( EIP Water ). The EIP is an initiative within the EU 2020 Innovation Union , which aims at facilitating the development
Aqua Publica Europea is happy to announce that Irish Water has joined our association as a new member . Irish Water was created in 2013 by combining the public water and waste-water services of the 31 Irish local authorities together under one national service provider. It took over responsibility for
In February 2016 the OECD published its report Water Governance in Cities. This report incorporates the results of a survey of 48 cities with different water management models. APE and its members have actively participated to the report by providing input and feedback on its draft content.
The aim of the MoU is to enhance collaboration on benchmarking and the exchange of knowledge The European Benchmarking Cooperation (EBC) Foundation manages one of the most important benchmarking initiatives for water utilities at the international level. More than 120 water operators from all over Europe and beyond participate in
On Tuesday 8 September 2015, the European Parliament adopted an own-initiative report on the follow-up to the European Citizen Initiative (ECI) Right2Water. Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, welcomes the text adopted by the European Parliament, as it provides a very positive answer to the expectations
The President of APE, Célia Blauel, has signed -on behalf of APE- the the multi-stakeholder joint declaration in support of the draft Principles on Water Governance. The high-level signing ceremony took place during the 7th World Water Forum in Korea. Download the Daegu Declaration