Call for Abstracts – Water and Climate Change, 8th Balkans Joint Conferences and Exhibition

SHUKALB and SHUKOS are pleased to invite you to join and participate in the Program of the 8th Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition to be held virtually in Tirana, Albania, on 4-6 November 2020 as a virtual event.

The Conference Theme, Water and Climate Change, is inspired by the UN’s 2020 World Water Day, and focuses on water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked to each other. Climate change possess a real threat to water resources as it impacts the quantity, variability, timing, form, and intensity of precipitation, exhibited through extreme weather events such as droughts and/ or floods, but also rising of sea levels and melting of glaciers.  To tackle climate change we need to develop and implement adaptation strategies that integrate stakeholders across different sectors and that are coordinated across borders, focusing on safe and sustainable water management. Beyond this, each one of us has a role to play.

The Conference Program allows for a broad range of topic areas covering from policy to technical, as well as management issues of the water sector. The conference provides a platform for discussion, where all participants can share their knowledge and experience in dealing with water sector issues.

The strength of the Balkans Joint Conferences, as evidenced from the collected participants’ feedback throughout the years, has been the delivery of high quality program with a diversity of plenary discussions, technical professional papers presented by well-known professionals in both countries and wider in the region. You are welcome to review the key themes and subject areas prior to submitting an Abstract for presentation.

Prior to the submission of the Full Paper and PowerPoint presentation, the authors have to submit an abstract of their paper covering one of the following topics. The submitted abstracts will be further evaluated by the Technical Program Committee of the Conference. The authors of the selected abstracts will be invited to submit the Full Paper and Power Point Presentation.

You are invited to submit an abstract on a wide range of water-related topics, including but not limited to:

Governance and Management of Water Utilities

Regulatory Framework

Management of Water Supply and Sewerage Infrastructure

Water Resources Management

Financial Management of Water Utilities

Technical Operation and Maintenance of Water Supply and Sewerage Utilities

Wastewater Treatment and Sludge Management

Customer Service

Human Resources Management


Important Dates Regarding Submission of Abstracts and Formal Papers/Presentations 

Abstracts Submission 3 September, 2020
Acceptance Notification 10 September, 2020
Advanced Program 7 October, 2020
Presentations/Full Papers/CV Submission 15 October 2020

For further information about the Conference Program, please contact us at:

Conference Program:                                        Nadire Vitija, SHUKOS:                    Tel: +383 38 526 873; Mob: +383 44 182 497                    Jonida Ahmeti, SHUKALB:               Tel: +355 42 24 5101; Mob: +355 69 60 12782

For information regarding Conference Registration and Conference Exhibition, please contact us at:

Conference Registration:                                               Alban Kushi, SHUKALB:                    Tel: +355 42 245 101, Mob: +355 69 60 12782                Fatbardha Muqiqi, SHUKOS:             Tel: +383 38 526 873, Mob: +383 44 926 646              Website:                                    

SHUKALB and SHUKOS look forward to welcoming you to the Joint Conference and to sharing common interests for a better water environment for the Greater Balkan Region.