- Thanks to the commitment of public water operators’ employees, the supply of safe and high quality drinking water is guaranteed!
PRESS RELEASE | WATER REUSE: Public Water Operators welcome approved rules for water reuse in a circular economyFollowing 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 European Investment Bank (EIB) granted a loan of €3.75 million to Eau de Paris (France) under the Natural Capital Financing Facility to implement measures to restore river connectivity and various programmes to enhance biodiversity. The investments include measures to restore watercourses and various programmes to enhance biodiversity in areas
In our Winter 2021 newsletter, you will find the report from our success event "Back to the Nature", the renewal of our Management Board, our participation in one of the biggest EU-funded project's on freshwater restoration, the closing conference of the SMART MET research project and much more!
On 14 December, more than 100 people attended the final conference of the Horizon2020-funded research project SMART.MET to learn more about the innovative technological solutions in the field of smart water metering that were developed and tested on the field during the 5-years project. The conference was also the opportunity to discuss more broadly the conditions for the digitalisation of the water sector together with representatives of European institutions, water regulators and other stakeholders.
20 January 2022
On 20 January 2022, the DigitalWater 2020 Synergy Group, which brings together five Horizon 2020 projects that are propelling research into digital water technologies, organise a first online event to introduce different digital solutions for water management.
Aqua Publica Europea publishes a new publication on the responses and strategies developed by European public utilities during the Coronavirus emergency.
The UN-Habitat’s initiative Global Water Operators Partnerships Alliance (GWOPA) organised its 4th Global WOP congress from 18 to 29 October 2021. Aqua Publica and its members actively contributed to seven sessions, including on multi-stakeholder WOPs, water-energy-food nexus, successful factors for enabling WOPs, partnership quality, transparency, accountability and participation, and climate resilience.
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.