- 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.
18 June 2021
On 16 June 2021, the Wallonian association of public water operators, Aquawal, will organise together with the Union of Towns and Municipalities of Wallonia, the webinar "Drought in Wallonia: what levers for action at the local level?"
On 28 April 2021, Aqua Publica Europea organised the third webinar of its series of briefings on the opportunities for the water sector. This session was focused on Interreg Programmes opportunities for the water sector.
Prof Pedro Arrojo-Agudo was appointed as the new UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation in November 2020. Aqua Publica had the opportunity to interview him about his mandate priorities and so how public water operators can contribute. The interview is presented in a format of five episodes.
10 May 2021
The SCOREwater Horizon 2020 Innovation project, which counts with the participation of Aqua Publica member BCASA (Barcelone, Spain), invites you to the online event Solving stormwater pollution at construction sites on 10 May.
20 May 2021
Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, and Águas de Gaia, the public water operator of the city of Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal) invite you to explore why the sustainable management of water resources represents a pillar of a fair climate transition, and how the EU Green Deal can foster the achievement of this objective. The specific contribution that public water operators can offer in this field will be discussed with local and European and national policymakers, civil society’s organisations and experts.
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.