SHUKALB and SHUKOS Organize the Second ToT and Training on ’’Advanced GIS/Network Data Management’’ in the Framework of the “Asset Management in Water Supply and Sewerage Utilities” Project

Fran Marku, EDAMS System Engineer, SHUKALB (standing) during his moderation at the second advanced training on ’’Advanced GIS/Network Data Management’’.
Photo Credit: SHUKALB

On 2, 3 and 4 October 2019, in Prishtina, Kosovo, SHUKALB and SHUKOS organized the second training of trainers (ToT) and the second advanced training on ’’Advanced GIS/Network Data Management’’, in the framework of the “Asset Management in Water Supply and Sewerage Utilities” project that both Associations started implementing this year in their respective countries.

The Project is being offered in the framework of the “Asset Management Advisory Services to Water Utilities in South-Eastern Europe” Program, through a partnership between German Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ), Hydro-Comp Enterprises Ltd. Cyprus, and the International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area (IAWD).

Participants at the second training of trainers (ToT) of the “Asset Management in Water Supply and Sewerage Utilities” Project
Photo Credit: SHUKALB

The ToT was organized on 2 October, and its aim was to train SHUKALB and SHUKOS experts engaged in the project, who provide technical assistance to the Water Supply and Sewerage Companies.

The training was attended by SHUKALB and SHUKOS experts engaged in the project, staff from Hydro-Comp Enterprises Ltd. Cyprus and GIZ Open Regional Fund (GIZ ORF) represented by Georgi Hristov.  The training was delivered by Dr. Petros Kolovopoulos and Maria Christodoulou, from Hydro-Comp Enterprises Ltd. Cyprus.

The ’’Advanced GIS/Network Data Management’’ training was organized on the next days, 3 and 4 October 2019 for all the utilities participating in the Project.  The training addressed an advanced level of network data management through EDAMS program, going in details for an advanced use of its features and tools.

Apart from the Water Supply and Sewerage Companies from Albania and Kosova participating in the project, the training was attended also by representatives from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy of Albania, the Albanian National Agency for Water Supply and Sewerage and Waste Infrastructure, the Water Regulatory Authority of Albania, the Water Services Regulatory Authority of Kosova, GIZ and Valu Add Management Services.

The training was delivered by experts from Hydro-Comp Enterprises LTD, Cyprus, Dr. Petros Kolovopoulos and Maria Christodoulou.

The objective of this training was to explain a more advanced approach for data management and enable the responsible staff from the participating Water Supply and Sewerage Companies to continue the data entry, complete and process their assets in the EDAMS program until the successful completion of the first phase of the project, which aims at having a full asset registry for every utility.