- In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the role of public water operators in their communities has proven critical. Throughout the lockdowns in Europe, committed essential workers have supported our societies by ensuring that clean and safe water was flowing and that sanitation services were available 24 hours a day, immediately at home. Now that lockdown measures are being lifted throughout Europe, this central role for public health role continues as waste water is appearing to be an important tool in tracking the virus in populations.
- 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 different institutions
8 June 2021
On 8 June, Eau de Paris (Paris) is organising an online conference to discuss the relationship between "water and space" with: François SPIERO Professor at the International Space University (ISU) Recently, the French astronaut, Thomas Pesquet, have been taken into space for the second time in his life. This historical
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.
10 May 2021
On 10 May 2021, Aqua Publica member Padania Acque organises, in collaboration with Utilitalia and Water Alliance, the online event "Water Economy 2043: innovative funding for the water sector."It will be the opportunity to discuss the funding opportunities for the water sector in Italy.
On 28 April 2021, Aqua Publica Europea organised the third webinar of its series of briefings on the opportunities for the water sector. On this occasion, Andrea Bianchini (DG for Environment, European Commission ), Pieter Lahousse (Interreg France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen) and Marco Citelli (Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform) introduced Interreg Programmes opportunities for water utilities to strengthen research capacities and develop innovative solutions to environmental challenges.
4 May 2021
At the beginning of 2021, new water in buildings certificate, named CertIBEau, entered into force in the Belgian region of Wallonia. In this context, AquaWal joins other local partners on 4 May to introduce the new certificate scope and obligations.
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.
On 30 March 2021, Aqua Publica Europea organised the second webinar of its series of briefings on the opportunities for the water sector. On this occasion, Andrea Bianchini (DG for Environment, European Commission ), Mathieu Fichter (DG for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission) and Marco Beros (European Investment Bank) presented the EU instruments to support investments in water.
Aqua Publica Europea welcomes two new members: The City of Vienna | Vienna Water and Amjasa, the public water operator of Jávea, Spain.