- 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 17 October 2019, Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, launched its new publication 'The Public Water Services of the Future'. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the association proposes to outline the role that public water operators across Europe are undertaking, as actors of their communities, fully embedded into their environmental, social, economic and knowledge ecosystems, and striving to contribute to a sustainable future. Based on the long-term strategies and concrete actions of the member operators, the document addresses how they are preparing to address the great challenges of tomorrow and to harness opportunities.
EVENT | Building a circular society:The need for a collective effort to achieve sustainability - Brussels, 17 October 2019Belgium 17 October 2019Aqua Publica Europea , the European Association of Public Water Operators has the pleasure to invite you to our conference BUILDING A CIRCULAR SOCIETY: The need for a collective effort to achieve sustainability Organised on the occasion of Aqua Publica Europea’s tenth anniversary celebration , the conference will discuss how
On 28 October, HAMBURG WASSER, the public water operator of the city of Hamburg and surrounding municipalities in northern Germany presented its Climate strategic plan for 2025 and declared 'climate neutrality' as a top priority
On 22nd October, EMASESA presented its public consultation at the online conference‘United for Water. For a Green Change’ jointly organised with the Spanish association of public water operators, AEOPAS and the Spanish media group Joly.
Today, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr. Léo Heller, presents his report on Human rights and the privatisation of water and sanitation services to the United Nations General Assembly.
Brussels public water operator VIVAQUA has developed a riothermal system to recover calories from wastewater which will save 40-60 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.
In September, Gruppo CAP, the operator serving the province around Milan, launched the 'Let's green' competition to reward citizens, schools, associations and municipalities good sustainability practices. The main purpose of the competition is to promote sensitivity and respect for the environment. This initiative combines an online contest with a roadshow
The Committee of the Regions' Opinion on the Fitness check of the Water Framework Directive, Groundwater Directive, Environmental Quality Standards Directive and Floods Directive, adopted on 2 July 2020, highlights Aqua Publica Europea's Water Erasmus initiative as a best practice to support the implementation of EU water legislation and the improvement of water management.
4 June 2020
On 4 June, Eau de Paris (Paris) is organising an online conference to understand scientific consequences in the short, medium and long term of the emergence of Covid-19 in France. Professor Didier Sicard a French infectious disease specialist will lead the discussion. The conference will be moderated by Elisabeth Thiéblemont,
On 3 March 2020, Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, organised a technical meeting between its Management Board, the European Commission and key water stakeholders, in Brussels, to discuss the concrete application of water policy, addressing in particular the question of the combined implementation of the Water Framework Directive and the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive. Read the full report.