The « APE Water Erasmus », launched in Paris on the 29th of May, aims at promoting knowledge sharing among public operators through short-term staff exchanges. The aim of this open-ended project is to build on APE members’ best practices and experiences in order to increase the skills of the public water industry in addressing common challenges.
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).
Many people are still wary about the quality of their tap water, even though tap water in Europe is subject to rigorous and frequent controls ensuring it is wholesome and complies with all relevant European standards. APE promotes the exchange on initiatives and communication actions put in place by its
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.
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
Ten major Spanish cities support the creation of a Spanish network of cities for public water management On the last 3rd and 4th of November 2016, the Madrid City Council (Ayuntamiento de Madrid) together with the civil society organization Red Agua Publica , organised a conference to discuss the topic