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A large group of stakeholders unite their voice to support the EPR scheme in the proposed revision of the UWWTD

Aqua Publica Europea joins a large group of stakeholders representing drinking and wastewater service providers, local public utilities, local and regional governments, environmental civil society organisations, social partners and water-related innovation industries to support the financing mechanism proposed by the European Commission to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of the costs involved in removing micro-pollutants from wastewater in the proposed revision of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD).
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Who we are

Aqua Publica Europea (APE) is the European Association of Public Water Operators. It unites publicly owned water and sanitation services and other stakeholders working to promote public water management at both European and international level. APE is an operator-led association that looks for efficient solutions that serve public interests rather than corporate ones.

who we are
public water and sanitation operators
80 M
citizens served every day
9 BN
euros of aggregated turnover
water experts to exchange with

What we do


Representing the voice of public operators in international policymaking

Peer-to-peer learing

Fostering exchanges through the useful services, instruments, and initiatives for members 

Engaging with society

Joining and contributing to initiatives beyond water management