- Aqua Publica Europea met the campaigner behind ' Free Tap Water in Belgian Restaurants' , a campaign which has been gaining traction in Belgium to encourage restaurants to start giving patrons the option to request tap water as their beverage , a practice not so common in the country. The
- Aqua Publica Europea publishes a report on concrete actions by public water operators to foster confidence in tap water thus benefitting people and the planet This summer, the world reached peak temperatures with the hottest month on record and a series of unprecedented heatwaves sweeping EU countries. Hotter than ever
- 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.
Spain 23 November 2018
On 23 November, Aqua Publica's Spanish members AEOPAS (Spanish association of public operators) and EMASESA (Sevilla), along with the Instituto Estudios de la Tierra, organise an event on the human right to water and tariffs in policies for the ecologic transition, hosted by the Ministry for the Ecologic Transition in
In the framework of the APE Water Erasmus programme , members of Scottish Water’s personnel travelled to Paris in August to exchange on the supply of water in public spaces . As Paris is currently deploying forty new water fountains in the city, Scotland is also planning on proposing the
EU Environment Ministers are expected to discuss the recast of the Drinking Water Directive on Monday 25 June . In view of their meeting, Aqua Publica Europea sent a letter, on 21 June 2018, to all the Ministers urging them to support the European Commission's efforts to improve access to
The Spanish operator Aguas de Cádiz has presented its new strategic plan, which spans over 10 years and foreseen the investment of over 60 million. This plan is unique of its kind in the sense that it was put together through an innovative process of citizen participation. Read more on
Belgium 20 October 2016
On the 20th of October 2016, Aqua Publica Europea (APE) organised a seminar on Water Affordability, which was attended by a wide-ranging audience of institutional representatives, experts, NGOs and other stakeholders. The seminar built on the outcomes of an APE report mapping affordability approaches in different European countries.
Many people are still wary about the quality of their tap water, even though tap water in Europe is subject to rigorous and frequent controls ensuring it is wholesome and complies with all relevant European standards. APE promotes the exchange on initiatives and communication actions put in place by its
AEOPAS , the Spanish association of public water operators, has called for a revision of the Spanish legal framework on water In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly recognised access to drinking water and sanitation as a fundamental human right in its resolution A/RES/64/292. In 2013, the European Citizens’ Initiative
Aquawal, the Wallon association of water operators, has contributed to a new study on water and electricity consumption in Wallonia (Belgium). The study identifies some interesting factors related to consumption patterns and affordability, namely that the price of water does not seem to influence the consumption patterns of households. In
On Tuesday 8 September 2015, the European Parliament adopted an own-initiative report on the follow-up to the European Citizen Initiative (ECI) Right2Water. Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, welcomes the text adopted by the European Parliament, as it provides a very positive answer to the expectations
Germany 26 March 2015
A wide-ranging audience of water operators from different European countries, development agencies’ representatives, and NGOs attended the APE-AöW seminar on “Public-public partnerships for the right to water and sanitation”, which took place at the Berlin Wasser International Fair on the 26th of March.