On 12th May 2022, Aqua Publica Europea and Barcelona Cicle de l’Aigua, the public operator from Barcelona (Spain) organized the WATER ERASMUS Technical Workshop on Bathing Waters, to discuss the role of public water operators in ensuring clean coastal and inland waters for bathers.

In the broader context of ongoing review of the Bathing Water Directive by the European Commission, the WATER ERASMUS Technical Meeting started by reviewing the challenges and perspectives for safe bathing waters with institutional experts and moved on to a technical exchange among water operators who shared their technical and governance approaches to contribute to clean seas and rivers, in particular considering the impact of combined sewer overflows.