- In April 2019, the Promedio consortium, gathering the public water operators of the Badajoz province in Spain (Extramadura), distributed 2.000 reusable water bottles in local schools . The objective is to reduce plastic waste whilst also promoting tap water consumption and raising awareness amongst younger generations and families on the
- On 14 May, the Spanish association of public water operators, AEOPAS, launched its ' Manual for the Remunicipalisation of Water Services ', meant as a comprehensive practical guide to support the municipalities that strive to bring their water services back into the public domain , following a period of privatisation.
- In our Summer 2019 newsletter we talk about sludge management and public operators' perspectives on the conditions necessary to moves towards more circularity. We also present the public water sector's commitments and actions for transparent and accountable services, as well as for sustainable energy. And whilst we continue working together,
France 25 June 2019
On 25 June 2019 , Eau de Paris will organise at its public centre, Pavillon de l'eau , the second 'Metamorphoses Workshop' (Ateliers des Métamorphoses), on the theme: ' Prospective, science-fiction and water tomorrows '. The Metamorphoses Workshops are future-oriented reflection fora , organised to draw on the knowledge of
On 29 May 2019, the operator from Paris, Eau de Paris launched a new initiative to tackle single-use plastic pollution and make Paris the first city with plastic waste-free water through a change of habits and citizen mobilisation. Noting that, each year, in France, 8,7 billion litres of water are
On 12 April 2019, the operator from Vila Nova de Gaia in Portugal, Águas de Gaia, celebrated its twentieth anniversary since the creation of the municipal operator. The event was the opportunity to go back to the past, take stock of the progress made and present projects for the next
On 8 November 2018, Alessandro Russo (Gruppo CAP), Vice-President of Aqua Publica, presented the perspectives from the municipal water management point of view during the conference organised in Rome (Italy) by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development: ' The management of a common good: access to drinking water for
On 19 November 2018, Aqua Publica Europea took part in a seminar organised by SMAT, the Turin water operator (Italy), focused on the different legislative bills on the reform of water governance currently discussed in the Italian Parliament . The Rapporteurs in charge of two ongoing initiatives, MP Federica Daga
On the 23rd of June, on the occasion of the Public Services day, the Paris’ drinking water operator and member of APE Eau de Paris was awarded the United Nations Public Service Award. This award, which aims at rewarding excellence in the public sector, was given to Eau de Paris
On the 29th of May 2017, the Management Board of Aqua Publica Europea adopted a declaration opposing the planned ban on transferring workers from a private company towards a public entity. This ban has been included under Additional Provision 27 (“Disposición Adicional 27”) in the 2017 draft Spanish Budgetary Law.
APE member Gruppo CAP has surpassed important, private operators such as Acea, A2A, Hera and Iren to clinch the first prize at this year’s Top Utility Analysis awards. The decision was taken by a network of independent experts who analyze and rate the overall social, environmental and economic performance of
Ten major Spanish cities support the creation of a Spanish network of cities for public water management On the last 3rd and 4th of November 2016, the Madrid City Council (Ayuntamiento de Madrid) together with the civil society organization Red Agua Publica , organised a conference to discuss the topic