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EVENT REPORT | RESILIENCE IN ACTION: Towards a coordinated effort for a sustainable water resources management

On 14 February 2024, Aqua Publica Europea organised an event at the European Parliament to discuss how we can collaborate more effectively in the sustainable management of water resources. The event also provided an opportunity to facilitate a dialogue among various stakeholders and government levels, aiming to clarify responsibilities and identify each party's role in realising this vision.
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PUBLICATION | RESILIENCE IN ACTION

The members of Aqua Publica Europea set the issue of drought and water scarcity as one of the key priorities of the organisation. Building on previous exchanges of experiences and public debates with stakeholders, a new publication from Aqua Publica Europea explores the strategies and approaches that public water operators can deploy to address this critical issue.   
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EVENT REPORT | CIRCULAR WAYS: Promoting circular approaches in wastewater treatment

On 29 June 2023, more than 120 people attended in person or online the seminar that Aqua Publica Europea co-organised with Acque Veronesi and Viveracqua to explore the complex combination of appropriate regulatory framework, new technologies and effective coordination between different sectors and stakeholders needed to achieve a shift to circularity in wastewater treatment.
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Position papers

Aqua Publica Europea's position paper on water and energy

Considering the relations between water and energy and the potential of public water and wastewater operators to play a key role in this transition, Aqua Publica Europea highlights some key elements for consideration in the discussions related to the Fit-for-55 proposals.
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Aqua Publica Europea's position paper on the Bathing Water Directive

Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators, representing 66 publicly-owned water and sanitation utilities serving about 80 million people across 13 European countries, welcomes the opportunity to share its views on the EU Bathing Water Directive 2006/7/EC as part of the European Commission's public consultation.
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Statements

The European Parliament adopts provisional agreement on the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive

Aqua Publica Europea welcomes the adoption of the provisional deal on the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD) by the European Parliament yesterday. While some requirements remain challenging for water operators, the deal strikes a fine balance between environmental protection and technical feasibility, while introducing innovative provisions for a more equitable distribution of the costs that achieving new objectives will involve.
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