- 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.
10 December 2020
On 10th December, Acquedotto Pugliese invites you to the online event 'Do your part too: reduce water wastage. Every drop counts' (Fai anche tu la tua parte: riduci gli sprechi di acqua. Ogni goccia conta).
On 17 November 2020, Eau de Paris announced the winners of the second edition of its "Défis Innovation", or Innovation Challenges, a call for innovative solutions conducted in partnership with the Richelieu Committee.
27 November 2020
On 27 November, the seminar 'Re-thinking the future: Circular Economy' will take place as part of the global networking conference "FIN Portugal". Jon Rathjen (Scottish Government - Water Industry Team) will be the keynote speaker of this session.
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.