- 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).
- The lively discussion during the Thematic Session ‘ Towards a Sustainable Approach to Sludge Management: legal frameworks and technological solutions ’ in Edinburgh showcased the diversity of national and local situations relating to sludge management and the issues faced by water operators. The meeting, which relied also on contributions of
In our APE Interview Series 2019, we meet high-level water experts to discuss the future of water and share perspectives on the upcoming challenges and solutions for truly sustainable water services. This interview is part of a six-part series, all of the interviews are available in Aqua Publica Europea's publication 'The Public Water Services of the Future'
On 26 September 2019, Eau de Paris announced the first summer harvest of honey from the apiary set up at the Montsouris drinking water reservoir, in collaboration with the France Société Centrale d'Apiculture (Central Beekeeping Society). Four hives were installed on a dedicated surface of 140 m². The action is
Spain 24 October 2019
On 24 October 2019, Aqua Publica member Promedio (Badajoz, Spain) organises a conference to focus on the Water Framework Directive and discuss different perspectives of application of the regulations for the establishment of emission limit values in small populations.
Italy 30 September 2019
Aqua Publica Europea member MM (Milan, Italy) is sponsoring the International NO-DIG 2019 Florence, organised by IATT - the Italian Association for Trenchless Technology. The aim is to focus attention on trenchless technologies . Trenchless technology involves the installation, replacement or renewal of underground utilities with minimal excavation and surface
Aqua Publica Europea’s member from Montenegro, Regionalni Vodovod, became an associated partner in the Erasmus+ project SWARM - Strengthening of master curricula in water resources management for the Western Balkans HEIs and stakeholders . The overall aim is to strengthen expertise in water resources management in the Western Balkans through
HAMBURG WASSER inaugurated the HAMBURG WATER Cycle , a unique wastewater concept that combines wastewater treatment and energy directly in the Jenfelder Au residential district, with an objective to recover energy and reduce CO2 emissions . The system relies on the separate collection of 'black water' (from the toilet) from
Belgium 15 October 2019
The Wallonian association of public water operators, Aquawal , will organise the 10th edition of its yearly ' Assises de l'eau ' in Meux (Belgium). The day-long meeting will be the opportunity to develop the dialogue between the technical and political levels on key issues related to water management in
On 29 May 2019, the operator from Paris, Eau de Paris launched a new initiative to tackle single-use plastic pollution and make Paris the first city with plastic waste-free water through a change of habits and citizen mobilisation. Noting that, each year, in France, 8,7 billion litres of water are
Italy 9 May 2019
On 9 May, Metropolitana Milanese (MM) will organise an international conference focused on circular economy . The event will see an exchange with entrepreneurs, researchers and administrators on the circular economy , in all its branches, applications, visions and potential, as well as the simple intelligent management of waste. Speakers
Italy 8 May 2019
On 8 May, in Milan, Gruppo CAP will co-organise, with The European House Ambrosetti, a conference to debate on industrial transformation, taking into account social, economic and environmental aspects . Experts, including Gruppo CAP's President, and Vice-President of Aqua Publica Europea, Alessandro Russo , will drive the discussion. The debate