PPPs for Performance
PPPs for Performance - sharing skills and assets for the benefit of water users and public authorities
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Committed to Integrity
AquaFed is committed to promoting integrity in the water sector. We work with all stakeholders on good and transparent governance.
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Growth
Water and wastewater services delivered by Private Water Operators show steady growth.
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Achievements
In 2015 AquaFed celebrated its 10th year of operations. Find out more about the key milestones of our work in the water world!
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04/06/18Special Issues 

EU Press Release - Enhancing the Citizens human right to water and access to information

June 4th, 2018 - PRESS RELEASE Related to the Recast of the European Union's Drinking Water Directive download the PR The EU institutions must deliver an ambitious...

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25/05/18Global Issues 

GDPR Compliance

AquaFed and the new EU Data Protection Law   Dear friends, partners and members of AquaFed, the international federation of private water operators   Today, 25 May...

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22/03/18Global Issues 

World Water Day 2018 - videos from Brasilia WWF8

March 22, 2018 is a day the Water Community around the globe honours as the 25th edition of World Water Day. While in the midst of the 8th World Water Forum, held in Brasilia;...

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Challenges

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The International Federation of Private Water Operators

Water is a crucial to sustainable development, the environment, society and economy. AquaFed works with the UN, national governments, public authorities and other key international stakeholders to lead change, share expertise and provide solutions to water and wastewater challenges.

Water

Industry

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The Private Water Operators' Industry

The private sector has been active in providing water and wastewater infrastructure and operating services around the world for centuries. Over time, different business models to respond to different conditions, cultures and legal systems. This evolution is a continuous process that requires operators to adapt and innovate to meet the needs of citizens and the cities and organisations that employ them. AquaFed’s members operate a wide range of systems, from simple rural systems using low-level technology to very large and sophisticated systems that require high-tech, treatment processes, SMART networks and advanced data management. Our members usually operate under the control of public authorities, through a contract or license. In addition, they are often controlled by a range of regulators that supervise matters such as costs and prices, water quality, health and safety and environmental protection.

What

We think

We are committed to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

Our Core Beliefs

Water and wastewater services are a human right. AquaFed's members work to deliver these rights every day so that everyone can get access to quality water and sanitation.

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