- 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.
In our Winter 2021 newsletter, you will find the report from our success event "Back to the Nature", the renewal of our Management Board, our participation in one of the biggest EU-funded project's on freshwater restoration, the closing conference of the SMART MET research project and much more!
On 14 December, more than 100 people attended the final conference of the Horizon2020-funded research project SMART.MET to learn more about the innovative technological solutions in the field of smart water metering that were developed and tested on the field during the 5-years project. The conference was also the opportunity to discuss more broadly the conditions for the digitalisation of the water sector together with representatives of European institutions, water regulators and other stakeholders.
15 December 2021
On 15 December 2021, the MERLIN consortium, a ‘research and innovation action’ EU funded under the H2020 programme, organises a first of a series of webinars on freshwater ecosystem restoration. On this occasion, Sien Kok (Deltares) and Sanja Pokrajac (WWF) will explain why freshwater ecosystem restoration makes (economic) sense.
23 November 2021
On 23 November 2021, Eau de Paris organises a new online event of its “Atelier des Métamorphoses’ series of workshops which invites to reflect on the water-related challenges that the local territories are facing.
A new publication by Aqua Publica Europea presents the concrete contribution of its members to realisation of the human right to water and sanitation through not-for-profit Water Operators Partnership.
Italy 26 October 2021
On 26-29 October 2021, Gruppo CAP, the operator serving the province around Milan, - a member of Aqua Publica - will participate at the "Ecomondo - The Green Technology Expo" which takes place at the Rimini Expo, (Italy). Under the green motto, Let's safeguard the planet, let's think less about
The UN-Habitat’s initiative Global Water Operators Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) organised its 4th Global WOP congress from 18 to 29 October 2021. Aqua Publica and its members actively contributed to seven sessions, including on multi-stakeholder WOPs, water-energy-food nexus, successful factors for enabling WOPs, partnership quality, transparency, accountability and participation, and climate resilience.
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).