- 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.
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.
Italy 20 June 2021
On 21-25 June, the 5th International Conference on "Ecotechnologies for Wastewater Treatment" will take place in Milan (Italy). The event organised by the Politecnico de Milano (Italy), is sponsored by our Italian members MM (Municipality of Milan, Italy) and Gruppo CAP (Milan Metropolitan area, Italy) and counts with the sponsorship of Aqua Publica Europea.
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 16 December, the public operator managing the sewage network of Barcelona and the Catalan Association of municipalities for public water management (AMAP) – both members of APE - organised the high-level conference on “Human right to water: risks and challenges for the future” to discuss the latest report of the United Nations.
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).