SHUKALB Participates at The “Water and Energy” Workshop and the 5th Meeting of the WATenERgy Cycle Project

Working Group of the WATenERgy Cycle project Photo Credit: WATenERgy Cycle project

SHUKALB participated at the Technical Workshop “Water and Energy”, organised in the framework of the WATenERgy Cycle project, on 6 March 2019, in Sofia, Bulgaria. The workshop was organised back to back with the Water Tech Expo Exhibition for Industrial and Public Water Management, on 6-8 March 2019.
SHUKALB was represented at the workshop by Anisa Aliaj, Course Development Specialist for Collection and Treatment.

WATenERgy Cycle project is part of the BalkanMED Programme 2014 – 2020 between Albania, Greece FYROM, Bulgaria and Cyprus. Its character is strongly oriented towards cross-border action. Albania is represented in this project by Korca Water Supply and Sewerage Company (UKKO). UKKO is one of the 8 implementing partners of the project, while SHUKALB is one of the two observer partners.

The goal of the BalkanMED Programme is to achieve greater territorial cohesion among the participating countries by generating new knowledge, sharing experiences and good practices, enhance cooperation in the region, make better use of scarce resources and jointly tackle common challenges across borders. WATenERgy Cycle project is conceptualized on the basis of recognized transnational problems related to the water supply in the BalkanMED area. The shared trans-boundary water resources, necessary for drinking water supply and also effective adaption to climate change resilience is the core issue tackled by the project.

After the workshop, the agenda followed with the 5th project meeting on 7 March, and the next day, with a technical visit at Sofia’s Waste Water Treatment Plant – Kubratovo, operated by Sofiyska Voda.