- 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.
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This seminar on water pricing, organised by APE, was attended by over 80 representatives of water operators, political and institutional entities, civil society’s organisations, practitioners and business associations.The high number and variety of participants proves that the interest for the topic is strong and wide-ranging; it also demonstrates that there is a growing demand for opportunities to publicly debate over the future of water resources management.
This report, edited by the Working Group 1 on Financing and Tariffs, argues that water pricing alone cannot reconcile the conflicting objectives of cost recovery, 'adequate' incentives and affordability. Good governance, transparency and an institutional framework that supports investments also represent key conditions for tackling the challenges that water operators