EU Environment Ministers are expected to discuss the recast of the Drinking Water Directive on Monday 25 June. In view of their meeting, Aqua Publica Europea sent a letter, on 21 June 2018, to all the Ministers urging them to support the European Commission's efforts to improve access to water
On the 8th of February, APE organised a seminar on the topic of customer information and stakeholder engagement in the water sector in Brussels.
On 1 February 2018, the European Commission published its proposal for a revision of Directive 98/83/EC (the “Drinking Water Directive”, DWD). We welcome this proposal, which places water utilities at the centre of a more holistic approach to managing the provision of drinking water services. By introducing a general obligation
Aqua Publica attended the 10th meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative, which was held in Vienna on the 20 and 21 of November 2017. Among other topics, the meeting was the occasion to draw conclusions from the 2nd phase of the pilot tests of the OECD Water Governance Indicators
In June 2017 the European Commission launched a public consultation to collect the views of stakeholders and citizens with regard to the policy options to reduce microplastics entering the marine environment. Microplastics pollution is an issue of growing concern for citizens and for public water operators. The action undertaken by
Since the beginning of the year, APE and 7 of its members are engaged in the Horizon2020 SMART.MET project. The aim of SMART.MET is to drive the development of new technologies to deal with the collection and management of smart metering data through a joint Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).
Aqua Publica attended the 9th meeting of the OECD Water Governance Initiative, which was held in Paris on 3-4 July. The meeting was the occasion to discuss the latest version of the water governance indicators that are being developed by the OECD. These governance indicators aim to offer public institutions
On the 29th of May 2017, the Management Board of Aqua Publica Europea adopted a declaration opposing the planned ban on transferring workers from a private company towards a public entity. This ban has been included under Additional Provision 27 (“Disposición Adicional 27”) in the 2017 draft Spanish Budgetary Law.