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
In its response to the European Citizen Initiative (ECI), Right2Water, the European Commission stated that it would, “ explore the idea of benchmarking water quality as a way of empowering citizens ” and, more generally, improve transparency and accountability in the water sector. Following the Commission’s invitation to send comments
In occasion of the Management Board meeting held in Paris on the 10th October, Ms Celia Blauel was elected new President of APE. Ms Blauel is Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of environment, sustainable development, water, and of the energy-climate plan. Ms Blauel was elected in Mars 2014 and,
The Water Industry Team of Scottish Government, the single owner of Scottish Water, has joined APE as a new member. Scottish Water is the public operator providing water and sanitation services to around 5,5 million Scots. Thanks to a series of reforms implemented during the last decade, Scottish Water has