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The European Parliament adopts provisional agreement on the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive

Aqua Publica Europea welcomes the adoption of the provisional deal on the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD) by the European Parliament yesterday. While some requirements remain challenging for water operators, the deal strikes a fine balance between environmental protection and technical feasibility, while introducing innovative provisions for a more equitable distribution of the costs that achieving new objectives will involve.

EVENT REPORT | RESILIENCE IN ACTION: Towards a coordinated effort for a sustainable water resources management

On 14 February 2024, Aqua Publica Europea organised an event at the European Parliament to discuss how we can collaborate more effectively in the sustainable management of water resources. The event also provided an opportunity to facilitate a dialogue among various stakeholders and government levels, aiming to clarify responsibilities and identify each party's role in realising this vision.


The members of Aqua Publica Europea set the issue of drought and water scarcity as one of the key priorities of the organisation. Building on previous exchanges of experiences and public debates with stakeholders, a new publication from Aqua Publica Europea explores the strategies and approaches that public water operators can deploy to address this critical issue.