- 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.
- 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.
EVENT | BACK TO THE NATURE: Exploring the potential of nature-based solutions to face the effects of climate change on waterOn 09 November 2021, Aqua Publica Europea organised the public event "Back to the Nature: Exploring the potential of nature-based solutions to face the effects of climate change on water” to discuss the consequences of climate change on the water cycle, as well as the role that nature-based solutions can play in addressing some of the challenges ahead.
In our Winter 2021 newsletter, you will find the report from our success event "Back to the Nature", the renewal of our Management Board, our participation in one of the biggest EU-funded project's on freshwater restoration, the closing conference of the SMART MET research project and much more!
23 November 2021
On 23 November 2021, Eau de Paris organises a new online event of its “Atelier des Métamorphoses’ series of workshops which invites to reflect on the water-related challenges that the local territories are facing.
A new publication by Aqua Publica Europea presents the concrete contribution of its members to realisation of the human right to water and sanitation through not-for-profit Water Operators Partnership.
The UN-Habitat’s initiative Global Water Operators Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) organised its 4th Global WOP congress from 18 to 29 October 2021. Aqua Publica and its members actively contributed to seven sessions, including on multi-stakeholder WOPs, water-energy-food nexus, successful factors for enabling WOPs, partnership quality, transparency, accountability and participation, and climate resilience.
Belgium 19 October 2021
On 19 October, AquaFlanders (Belgium), the Flemish Environment Agency and Vlakwa organise a workshop on the theme of non-invoiced water (NRW).
1 December 2021
On 1 December 2021, the association of European water regulators (WAREG) and the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (ARERA), convene the second European Forum on Regulation of Water Services. This event will take place online.
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.
On 30 March 2021, Aqua Publica Europea organised the second webinar of its series of briefings on the opportunities for the water sector. The second webinar "EU instruments to support investments in water" gathered European public water utilities and the financial public sector.