SHUKALB Delivers Successfully the “Water Loss Management” Training Course

Elia Pendavinji, Commercial Director, Korça Water Supply and Sewerage Company (standing) and the participants during the delivery of the 2nd day of the “Water Loss Management” training course
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On 28 and 29 September 2021, SHUKALB delivered successfully the “Water Loss Management” training course at the Prestige Hotel, Tirana, with the participation of 19 engineers from the technical departments of the Water Supply and Sewerage Companies of Tirana, Korça, Shkodra, Lezha, Pogradec, Peqin and Saranda. The training was facilitated by Elia Pendavinji, the Commercial Director of Korça Water Supply and Sewerage Company and Pirro Cenko, Freelance Consultant.

Participants took part in discussions on key water loss topics such as water loss context in Albania, water audit, administrative and technical losses, management of district metering areas (DMA), management and monitoring of NRW, pressure management and reduction of technical losses, water audit, water demand management, improving commercial efficiency, sustainable strategies for reducing water losses, water balance and raising awareness of strategy.

Eng. Pirro Cenko, Freelance Consultant (standing) and the participants during the delivery of the 1st day of the “Water Loss Management” training course
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The training was considered very valuable by all participants for the knowledge shared, the discussions, as well as for the distributed software tools such as the WRAP which calculates and controls the possibility of pipeline rehabilitation and reduction of technical losses and MAT a simpler software which looks at the performance of the water utility in terms of strategic objectives to be achieved. The training testimonies in the end of the training stressed the benefit of gathering and discussing such issues and learning from peers, as well as the need for such trainings to include more practical exercises.