- In our Summer 2019 newsletter we talk about sludge management and public operators' perspectives on the conditions necessary to moves towards more circularity. We also present the public water sector's commitments and actions for transparent and accountable services, as well as for sustainable energy. And whilst we continue working together,
- 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.
- In our Autumn Newsletter, we review our seminar 'Building a Circular Society', present our 10-year publication on 'The PublicdWater services of the future', and talk about our General Meeting 2019, the promotion of tap water as drinking water and the upcoming EU programme for Water Operator Partnerships in the context of Development and International Cooperation.
The EU Environment Ministers have adopted their position on the Drinking Water Directive to secure access to safe drinking water in Europe. Public water operators welcome this step forward but hope for more ambition before the final legislative adoption. Aqua Publica Europea welcomes the adoption of the Council’s general approach
Aqua Publica Europea welcomes the new ' green architecture ' of the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation establishing rules on support for strategic plans to be drawn up by Member States , as part of the next Common Agriculture Policy , but the proposal needs further improvements in relation
In June 2017 the European Commission launched a public consultation to collect the views of stakeholders and citizens with regard to the policy options to reduce microplastics entering the marine environment. Microplastics pollution is an issue of growing concern for citizens and for public water operators. The action undertaken by
APE has sent its response to the European Commission's consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).
On the 4th of July 2016 Gruppo CAP, the operator serving the province around Milan, organised an international event with the aim of analysing and discussing the cities’ strategies to manage rainwater in cities and urban areas.
The Paris water operator has signed the Paris Climate Action Charter , during an official ceremony which took place at Paris City Hall on the 16 October in the presence of Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, and of Celia Blauel, Paris deputy Mayor for environment and President of Eau de