- 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.
- France 16 October 2015A wide-ranging audience of institutional representatives, experts, NGOs and other environmental stakeholders attended the seminar “Water and Climate” held on the 16th of October in the Paris’ town hall (Hôtel de Ville). The seminar was organised by Aqua Publica Europea in cooperation with the Paris' water operator Eau de Paris.
- Italy 10 July 2015On the 10th of July 2015, Aqua Publica Europea and Metropolitana Milanese organised the seminar “Water and Earth: a Shared Future” at the Milan EXPO. This seminar aimed to discuss the limits of our development model and explore solutions that can help us reconcile growth needs with the sustainable use of water resources.
On the World Toilet Day 2020, Aqua Publica Europea calls on governments and institutions to take – where needed – all necessary actions to ensure that everyone has access to essential water and hygiene services, leaving no one behind.
11 November 2020
On 11 November, AEOPAS, the Spanish association of public water operators, in collaboration with the Spanish specialised online news portal, Aguas Residuales, organised the event 'Progress and experiences in monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in urban wastewater'
Today, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation, Mr. Léo Heller, presents his report on Human rights and the privatisation of water and sanitation services to the United Nations General Assembly.
Viveracqua (Veneto Region, Italy) water managers will supervise over 2,000 sources of abstraction and 47,000 km of water supply network serving 4.8 million inhabitants.
29 September 2020
On 29 October, AEOPAS, together with AGUASRESIDUAES.INFO and the Regional Ministry for Ecological Transition and Sustainability of Extremadura Region (Spain), organised the online webinar on the Urban Water Cycle Regulation in Spain.
Acquedotto Pugliese (AQP) in collaboration with the association 'A hope for Cameroon' will finance the construction of three water wells in the Edea region in Cameroon.
The Committee of the Regions' Opinion on the Fitness check of the Water Framework Directive, Groundwater Directive, Environmental Quality Standards Directive and Floods Directive, adopted on 2 July 2020, highlights Aqua Publica Europea's Water Erasmus initiative as a best practice to support the implementation of EU water legislation and the improvement of water management.
On 4 August 2020, HAMBURG WASSER (Hamburg, Germany) presented a study focus on the drinking water habits of the citizens of Hamburg. The results obtained show that 42% of the citizens prefer tap water rather than bottled water (26%).