Water is the source of all life, an essential element for people and societies. It is also a finite resource which needs to be managed and used responsibly and sustainably. As a common resource, water is shared by all of us and with future generations, which means that a long-term
PRESS RELEASE | DRINKING WATER: EU Ministers finally move forward on the legislation but more ambition needed in interinstitutional negotiations
The EU Environment Ministers have adopted their position on the Drinking Water Directive to secure access to safe drinking water in Europe. Public water operators welcome this step forward but hope for more ambition before the final legislative adoption. Aqua Publica Europea welcomes the adoption of the Council’s general approach
PRESS RELEASE | WATER REUSE: Public water operators welcome European Parliament's position but more to be done to ensure effectiveness
Public water operators welcome the legislation and the improvements proposed by the European Parliament but emphasise the need to adequately distribute responsibilities to achieve a functioning water reuse system Brussels, 12 February 2019 – Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, welcomes the European Parliament’s plenary vote
APE members welcome the European Commission's proposal for a Regulation on minimum requirements for water reuse , published on 28 May to facilitate the reuse of water for the purpose of agricultural irrigation. The Commission’s proposal provides a clear framework for water operators and facilitates the reuse of treated water
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
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
Aqua Publica Europea has sent its comments on the European Commission’s Evaluation Roadmap concerning the Fitness Check of the Water Framework Directive and Floods Directive.
Modernising and Simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy – comments from the European public water sector
APE has sent its response to the European Commission's consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
APE Position on the Impact Assessment policy options for the revision of the EU Drinking Water Directive
Aqua Publica Europea comments on the draft policy option proposed by the European Commission for the upcoming revision of the Drinking Water Directive.
APE has sent its response to the European Commission consultation on the revision of the European Consensus on Development.