- Following last week's vote in the European Parliament’s plenary, Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, welcomes the adoption of the Water Reuse Regulation as a critical harmonised framework for the reuse of treated water for irrigation. The new legislation sets common European quality standards for water
- On 20 May, Aqua Publica Europea and Águas de Gaia, the public water operator of the city of Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal), co-organised the international conference "A Blue new Deal: water's role in a sustainable and fair future” to discuss how effective protection of water resources can contribute to building a green and fair recovery.
The SMART-MET consortium concludes the installation of 3000 innovative smart water metering solutions in five European sitesAqua Publica and seven of its members have been involved in the EU-funded research project SMART.MET for the development of innovative solutions for smart metering that now is reaching its final stage.
Aqua Publica Europea to participate in the 4th Global WOPs Congress organises by the UN-Habitat/ Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) from 18 to 29 October
9 October 2021
On 9 October, the Turin water operator (Italy), SMAT, will speak at the conference 'Access to water. Scientific progress and geopolitical crisis' on the challenges to ensure access to water and sanitation. This event takes place in the framework of the Biennale Democrazia, a cultural event promoted by the City of Turin and organised by the Fondazione per la Cultura Torino.
Mainstreaming Ecological Restoration of freshwater-related ecosystems in a Landscape context: INnovation, upscaling and transformation (MERLIN) is an EU research project, coordinated by the University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany), which will seek innovative solutions based on nature to restore the functions of freshwater ecosystems and mitigate climate change.
Belgium 19 October 2021
On 19 October, AquaFlanders (Belgium), the Flemish Environment Agency and Vlakwa organise a workshop on the theme of non-invoiced water (NRW).
14 December 2021
On 14 December, the SMART.MET consortium invites you to its final conference to discuss the key achievements and challenges of the Pre-Commercial Procurement for Innovative Smart Water Meters.
On 27 August 2021, Bernard Van Nuffel, Aqua Publica Europea President, spoke about Nature-Based Solutions at the Stockholm World Water Week event "Ambitious nature-based solutions are the key to accelerating adaptation" convened by WWF.
27 August 2021
On Friday 27 August, Aqua Publica Europea President, Mr Bernard Van Nuffel, will represent the voice of the public water operators at the World Water Week online event "Ambitious nature-based solutions are the key to accelerating adaptation."
Italy 22 September 2021
On 22-23 September 2021, Viveracqua (Veneto Region, Italy) in collaboration with the Italian media company, Servizi a Rete, organise the event "the public distribution service in view of the changes prevention model, action plans, sustainable development.
United Kingdom 14 October 2021
On 14 October, the European FOG Summit will take place bringing together water, wastewater, and sustainability experts to explore new ways of tackling fat, oil, and grease (FOG) in sewers and pave the way for a blockage-free future. Aqua Publica Europea will join the Leadership Forum session.
1 December 2021
On 1 December 2021, the association of European water regulators (WAREG) and the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (ARERA), convene the second European Forum on Regulation of Water Services. This event will take place online.