- 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.
PUBLICATION | Managing the Unexpected: European Public Water Utilities Facing the Coronavirus EmergencyAqua Publica Europea publishes a new publication on the responses and strategies developed by European public utilities during the Coronavirus emergency.
- 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.
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
This book analyses different cases where water management went back to the public sector, and seeks to share the lessons learned and best practices with citizens, workers and policy makers. It is also meant to be a resource for building the alliances needed to further strengthen the progress towards democratic