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.
Italian Magazine Hi-Tech Ambiente (n.3.2020) March issue featured an article on Aqua Publica Europea's Water Erasmus initiative.
WATER ERASMUS was launched by Aqua Publica Europea, the European Association of Public Water Operators in 2017, as an innovative way to foster mutual learning amongst its network of public water operators through bilateral staff exchanges. In their mission to provide excellent water supply and sanitation services to people in
In October 2018, professionals from the Belgian operator SWDE (Société Wallone des Eaux) traveled to Turin, Italy to exchange with SMAT's (Società Metropolitana Acque Torino) local team on innovation and applied research and development. The in-depth discussions were pragmatic, concrete and evidence-based, and they allowed both operators to compare and
Aqua Publica members Gruppo CAP (Milan, Italy) and Hamburg Wasser (Hamburg, Germany) have started a new bilateral Water Erasmus exchange. The two operators are working together on waste water treatment, as well as renovation plans and energy efficiency programmes. This exchange is a great opportunity to share knowledge and practices
In the framework of the APE Water Erasmus programme, members of Scottish Water’s personnel travelled to Paris in August to exchange on the supply of water in public spaces. As Paris is currently deploying forty new water fountains in the city, Scotland is also planning on proposing the installation of
At the end of November last year, two staff members from Gruppo CAP (Milan, Italy) spent one week with Eau de Paris (Paris, France) to exchange practices about, amongst others, leak detection, drinking water treatment and energy recovery. Following this first experience, staff from Eau de Paris visited Gruppo CAP
This month of November has seen the start of the exchanges under Water Erasmus, the Aqua Publica Europea staff exchange programme, with a visit from two employees from Gruppo CAP, the operator serving the Milan province, to the Paris' water operator Eau de Paris.