Members’ Activities

Eau de Paris receives the UN Public Service Award

On the 23rd of June, on the occasion of the Public Services day, the Paris’ drinking water operator and member of APE Eau de Paris was awarded the United Nations Public Service Award. This award, which aims at rewarding excellence in the public sector, was given to Eau de Paris in recognition of its "efforts to promote transparency, accountability and integrity in public service".
Read more on the website of Eau de Paris
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Gruppo CAP receives award for Best Italian Public Utility

APE member Gruppo CAP has surpassed important, private operators such as Acea, A2A, Hera and Iren to clinch the first prize at this year’s Top Utility Analysis awards.
The decision was taken by a network of independent experts who analyze and rate the overall social, environmental and economic performance of public utilities. The theme of this years’ edition was that of technology for urban development.
The honour, announced during a "Public Services and Innovation: technological (...)

Spanish conference of cities for public water management

Ten major Spanish cities support the creation of a Spanish network of cities for public water management
On the last 3rd and 4th of November 2016, the Madrid City Council (Ayuntamiento de Madrid) together with the civil society organization Red Agua Publica, organised a conference to discuss the topic of public water management in Madrid. The event also saw the adoption of a declaration defending public water management and established a network of cities for public water management, (...)

AEOPAS requests Spanish authorities to implement the human right to water

AEOPAS, the Spanish association of public water operators, calls for a revision of the Spanish legal framework on water
In 2010, the United Nations General Assembly recognised access to drinking water and sanitation as a fundamental human right in its resolution A/RES/64/292. In 2013, the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) Right2Water asked the European Commission to propose legislation implementing the human right to water and sanitation, as recognised by the United Nations.
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Paris becomes a “Blue Community”

Paris has been rewarded for its efforts towards the protection of water as a public good
Paris decided to celebrate the World Water Day, on the 22nd of March, by becoming the first large European city to be recognised as a “Blue Community”. The Blue Communities initiative calls on cities and other organisations to recognise the human right to water, prevent the sale of bottled water in public facilities and public events and promote publicly financed, owned and operated water and waste-water (...)

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