Water and Jobs, the 4th Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition


SHUKALB and SHUKOS are pleased to invite you to join and participate in the Program of the 4th Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition to be held in Tirana, Albania, on 2-4 November 2016, at Expo City Albania.  The Conference Theme “Water and Jobs” brings much needed attention to the multiple challenges that are being faced in the water supply and sewerage sector as the sector works to replace a retiring workforce, while at the same time working to communicate the career opportunities that exist in the water sector, but that are not well understood by the younger generations in the Western Balkans.

The Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition has truly established itself as a major knowledge sharing and networking event in the Western Balkans water sector. With a regular audience of over 450 participants from the Greater Balkan Region, the Conference offers a platform where water professionals, policymakers, and business professionals from the sector gather and discuss issues of concern, exchange information, and share experiences in an effort to help the further development of the water supply and sewerage sector in the Greater Balkan Region.

The strength of past Conferences, as evidenced in the participant surveys that are conducted during and after each Conference, has always been the quality and diversity of the formal, professional papers that are presented by the chosen speakers. You are welcome to review the main themes and topic areas that the Conference organizers have formulated for this year’s Conference, and to consider 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 then be invited to submit the Full Paper and Power Point Presentation.

You are invited to submit an abstract regarding the following topics:

Governance and Management of Water Utilities

Management of Water Supply and Sewerage Infrastructure

Technical Operation and Maintenance of Water Supply and Sewerage Utilities

Customer Service

Human Resources Management

Water Resources Management

Financial Management of Water Utilities

Wastewater Treatment and Sludge Management

Regulatory Framework

Important Dates Regarding Submission of Abstracts and Formal Papers/Presentations

Abstracts Submission Deadline

31 August 2016

Acceptance Notification

09 September 2016

Advanced Program

25 September 2016

Submission of the Presentations /Full Papers/CV Deadline

10 October 2016

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

Conference Program:      program@balkansjointconference.org
Olta Ceca (SHUKALB):    Tel: +355 42 24 5101; Mob: +355 69 7081515
Nadire Vitija (SHUKOS):   Tel: 38138 526 873; Mob: +377 44 182 497

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

E-mail:                              info@BalkansJointConference.org
Alban Kushi, SHUKALB:   Tel: +355 42 245 101, Mob: +355 69 6012782
Bekim Juniku, SHUKOS:    Tel: +381 38 526 873, Mob: +37744 282 580
Website:                            http://balkansjointconference.org

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