- Aqua 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.
- 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.
Aqua Publica Europea welcomes two new members: The City of Vienna | Vienna Water and Amjasa, the public water operator of Jávea, Spain.
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).
World Water Day is approaching and public water operators are joining this year's campaign on the value of water. Furthermore, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation and UN-Water has raised this question "what does water means to you?"
The Spanish public water operator PROMEDIO (Badajoz) was invited to present its public water management model for small agglomerations by the World Bank.
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!'.
21 March 2021
On 21 March 2021, Padania Acque, in collaboration with the news portal Riflessi Magazine, organise the conference "Riflessi d'Acqua Pura" to celebrate World Water Day 2021.
Aqua Publica Europea, the European association of public water operators, had co-signed, with the European Public Services Union (EPSU), a letter to European Commissioners Virginijus Sinkevičius (Environment, Oceans and Fisheries) and Nicolas Smit (Jobs and Social Rights) calling for concrete proposals for the realisation of the rights to water and sanitation through a rights-based approach. , calling for concrete proposals for the realisation of the rights to water and sanitation through a rights-based approach.
Under the name “SHAPE - (Sap S / 4 Hana Aqueduct Pugliese Evolution)” the public water operator of the Puglia region (Italy) is getting ready for the digital transformation of all their activities.
16 December 2020
On 16th December, the Barcelona City Council organise a webinar to present the UN report on Human rights and the privatisation of water and sanitation services. The event will count with the participation of Leo Heller (former UN SR), Pedro Arrojo (UN SR), Bernard Van Nuffel (APE), Eloi Badia (Barcelona City Council) and Míriam Planas (Aigua és Vida).
On 30 November 2020, the SMART.MET consortium announced the two companies that have passed the selection procedure for Phase 3 of the pre-commercial procurement (PCP) that will involve the ‘development of a test series and field testing’ of innovative smart-metering solutions.