Activities of the Task Groups
At the outset of the new association, the board of directors proposed a framework of Task Groups, each dedicated to a critical industry issue with which Aqua Europa must be concerned for the future wellbeing of its members.
It is not a definitive list and it is envisaged that further groups will be formed as new associations come into membership, or as the focus of our interests shifts to take account of new concerns and trends. Not all of these Task Groups are currently active, however, but the intent was to equip the association with the means of monitoring developments in these areas and advising the board on appropriate action.
At present there are 11Task Groups (“TGs”) 8 of which are active.
|TG Italian Water Decree 443||The Italian Water Decree is prima facie anti-competitive in terms of current EU legislation and vigorous lobbying by Aqua Europa is taking place.|
CEN TC 164
|To review and monitor work on Softener Standard (EN 16743), standards for mechanical filters and chemical dosing systems, and standards for membrane development for ultra-filtration (Hungary), and adjustable dosing pumps.|
|To develop and maximise Aqua Europa's participation in the European Acceptance Scheme developed by the Expert Group CPDW.|
Hygienic Aspects of Drinking Water/Legionella
|To consider all aspects of hygiene in drinking water and in particular to develop Aqua Europa Position Papers on Legionella and Pseudomonas and to look at Cryptosporidium in the future.|
Drinking Water Directive Revision
|To represent Aqua Europa in the work of the Drinking Water Directive Revision Consultation Group.|
Technical issues in relation to domestic water treatment
|Status is being reviewed and will now be largely covered in the DWD Revision Consultation group.|
Water Framework Directive
|To monitor activity on implementation and progress of WFD.|
Not currently active.
Marketing and Communications
|New member recruitment and profile development including Newsletter and website.|
Swimming Pool Water Treatment
To monitor the introduction of REACH, the EC regulation on chemicals and their safe use. (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances).