- 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
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 Summer 2021 newsletter, you will find the international conference A blue new deal report, public water operators peer-to-peer exchanges, webinars series wrap-up video and an interview with UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation.
22 March 2021
On 22 March, the public water operator of the Metropolitan area of Milan, MM Spa, organises a full day of live events at Centrale dell'Acqua in Milan (Industrial Water museum).
On 16 March, the Italian public water operators BrianzAcque (Brianza), CAP Group (Milan) and Como Acqua (Como), members of Aqua Publica Europea, together with the Lombardy Region, the Interregional Agency for the Po River (AIPo) and Lombardia per l'Ambiente Foundation, presented the "Seveso Stream' project which aims to conserve Seveso local river ecosystem.
The Spanish public water operator of the city of Seville, EMASESA, is leading the EU-Funded project LIFE WATERCOOL - Water-efficient systemic concept for the climate change adaptation in urban areas which aims to develop and test innovative solutions to cope with climate change impact in the urban environment.
8 April 2021
On 8 April 2021, the French network France Eau Public invites you to the 'online" roundtable 'Public water management: it is possible!'.
On 26 February 2021, Aqua Publica Europea organised a webinar on the opportunities for the water sector in the new EU research and innovation programme Horizon Europe, with Dr Panagiotis Balabanis, Head of Water Sector at Directorate-General for Research & Innovation of the European Commission and Mattia Ceracchi, Head of EU Liaison Office of APRE – Italian Agency for the Promotion of European Research.
24 February 2021
On 24 February 2021, AEOPAS, the Spanish Association of Public Water Operators in partnership with the Spanish Ministers of Health and of Environment, organised a high-level workshop to discuss the implementation of the Drinking Water Directive in Spain.
Italy 20 June 2021
On 21-25 June, the 5th International Conference on "Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment" will take place in Milan (Italy). The event organised by the Politecnico de Milano (Italy), is sponsored by our Italian members MM (Municipality of Milan, Italy) and Gruppo CAP (Milan Metropolitan area, Italy) and counts with the sponsorship of Aqua Publica Europea.
On Friday 11 December, an energy efficiency project developed by the Brussels public water operator, VIVAQUA, received a Golden Publica Award, which rewards inspiring projects from the public sector.