- Following last week's vote in the European Parliament’s plenary, Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, welcomes the adoption of the Water Reuse Regulation as a critical harmonised framework for the reuse of treated water for irrigation. The new legislation sets common European quality standards for water
- 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.
The SMART-MET consortium concludes the installation of 3000 innovative smart water metering solutions in five European sitesAqua Publica and seven of its members have been involved in the EU-funded research project SMART.MET for the development of innovative solutions for smart metering that now is reaching its final stage.
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).
14 December 2021
On 14 December, the SMART.MET consortium invites you to its final conference to discuss the key achievements and challenges of the Pre-Commercial Procurement for Innovative Smart Water Meters.
United Kingdom 14 October 2021
On 14 October, the European FOG Summit will take place bringing together water, wastewater, and sustainability experts to explore new ways of tackling fat, oil, and grease (FOG) in sewers and pave the way for a blockage-free future. Aqua Publica Europea will join the Leadership Forum session.
On 23 June 2021, Aqua Publica Europea co-organised, in partnership with the European Commission TAIEX-EIR PEER 2 PEER programme, a peer learning expert mission on phosphorus recovery from wastewater treatment between experts from Germany, Belgium and Italy.
10 June 2021
The SCOREwater Horizon 2020 Innovation project, which counts with the participation of Aqua Publica member BCASA (Barcelone, Spain), invites you to the online event "Decrypting wastewater information" on 1 June.
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.
4 May 2021
At the beginning of 2021, new water in buildings certificate, named CertIBEau, entered into force in the Belgian region of Wallonia. In this context, AquaWal joins other local partners on 4 May to introduce the new certificate scope and obligations.