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.
More than 120 people attended in person or online the seminar Aqua Publica Europea organised on 30 March 2023 to explore the potential and challenges of implementing the new EU Water Reuse Regulation, as well as the opportunities for alternative water sources in urban contexts.
More than 150 people attended in person or online the seminar Aqua Publica organised on 17 November 2022 to discuss the novelties of the European Commission's proposal for a revision of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive and to explore more in-depth the water-energy nexus in light of the proposal and other forthcoming EU legislation. On this page you will find a full report of the event, as well as speakers' presentations.
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.
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.
The upcoming Farm-to-Fork Strategy announces high ambitions for sustainable food systems, with an approach that addresses the entire supply chain, taking into account health, fairness, environment and food security considerations. In this context, we emphasise that our production and consumption habits deeply affect the environment, and notably water resources in terms of quality and quantity.
APE raises concerns over the ENVI Committee’s draft report on the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive
Aqua Publica Europea expresses reservations on several provisions of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety's draft report on the recast Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD), particularly with respect to the dilution of the polluter-pays principle, technical challenges, and threats to water affordability.
Aqua Publica Europea shares a written statement to the UN 2023 Water Conference calling governments and relevant stakeholders to accelerate progress towards SDG6 water-related goals and targets.
A large group of stakeholders unite their voice to support the EPR scheme in the proposed revision of the UWWTD
Aqua Publica Europea joins a large group of stakeholders representing drinking and wastewater service providers, local public utilities, local and regional governments, environmental civil society organisations and water-related innovation industries to support the financing mechanism proposed by the European Commission to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of the costs involved in removing micro-pollutants from wastewater in the proposed revision of the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD).