- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
On 26 February 2021, Aqua Publica Europea organised a webinar on the opportunities for the water sector in the new EU research and innovation programme Horizon Europe, with Dr Panagiotis Balabanis, Head of Water Sector at Directorate-General for Research & Innovation of the European Commission and Mattia Ceracchi, Head of EU Liaison Office of APRE – Italian Agency for the Promotion of European Research.
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.
21 March 2021
To mark World Water Day, 22 March, Acquedotto Pugliese organises an online talk with the Icelandic writer Andri Snær Magnason on the cultural value of water.