Danube Learning Partnership

Pre-Conference Benchmarking Workshop for Kosovo & Albania HUB

Pre-Conference Benchmarking Workshop for Kosovo & Albania HUB

On 7 November 2018 Kosovo & Albania Hub held a regional benchmarking workshop that preceded the works of the sixth Balkan Joint Conference organized by the Association of Water and Waste-water Works of Kosovo (SHUKOS) and the Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania(SHUKALB) held in Tirana, Albania. Participants in the meeting were the utilities co-ordinators participating in the Kosovo & Albanian Hub as well as representatives of the IAWD and the Danube Regional Hub Coordinator.

The main purpose of this Workshop was disscusing of Draft Reports for Benchmarking Exercise 2017 and learn from others' practices to improve the performance of water companies, as well as the joint performance of the Hub in the ongoing exercise of Benchmarking.

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Final Seminar of the fourth cycle of the Utility Benchmarking Program in the Ukrainian Benchmarking Hub successfully delivered

Final Seminar of the fourth cycle of the Utility Benchmarking Program in the Ukrainian Benchmarking Hub successfully delivered

On November 21 - 23, the closing workshop of the fourth cycle of the Utility Benchmarking Program in the Ukrainian Benchmarking Hub took place in Lviv with the support of the Danube Water Program. The event was attended by 65 participants, i.e. representatives of 15 enterprises of the water supply and sewerage sector of Ukraine, the International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area (IAWD, Austria), European Benchmarking Cooperation (EBC, the Netherlands), Ministry of Regional Development, Building and Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine, Bavarian Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection (Federal State of Bavaria), Chamber of Commerce “Polish Waterworks” (Izba Gospodarcza "Wodociągi Polskie", Poland), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, WWTP of Nuremberg, specialists from Bulgaria, representatives of famous companies Huber and Siemens and others.

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SHUKALB successfully piloted a Distance Learning Course using the D-LeaP Academy

SHUKALB successfully piloted a Distance Learning Course using the D-LeaP Academy

SHUKALB has successfully implemented, for the first time in its history of training development and delivery, a distance-learning training course on “Practical Guidelines for the Administrative Council Members of Water Supply and Sewerage Utilities”.  The pilot distance-learning training course was developed and implemented in the framework of SHUKALB’s USAID funded Project “Sustainable Water Sector Capacity Development in Albania” with joint support from the aforementioned project, as well as a Grant Project funded by the International Association of Water Supply Companies in the Danube River Catchment Area (IAWD).  In addition, IAWD provided SHUKALB with a space in its Danube Learning Partnership (D-LeaP) Academy, where the distance-learning training course was implemented.

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First Energy Efficiency workshop successfully delivered by AQUASAN Network in B&H

First Energy Efficiency workshop successfully delivered by AQUASAN Network in B&H

On 10-11 October 2018, the first workshop within D-LeaP Capacity Development Program for improvement of Energy Efficiency in public utility companies (PUCs) was held in the hotel "Rekic'', in Bihac. The overall objective of the Program is capacity strengthening of the PUCs employees on the methods and possibilities for Energy Efficiency improvement of pumping stations. The first two-day workshop within the Program for PUCs from Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) was organized by representatives of the thematic centre, Association for Water and Environmental Protection "Aquasan Network in B&H".

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Aquasan Network in B&H launches the Energy Efficiency Program with organising the first workshop

Aquasan Network in B&H launches the Energy Efficiency Program with organising the first workshop

The Aquasan Network B&H launches the D-LeaP Program Energy Efficiency in water supply and sanitation utilities with the organisation of the first workshop in October 2018 in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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The Danube Learning Partnership is a committee of IAWD

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The Danube Learning Partnership unites the national water utility associations of the Danube region to offer a comprehensive set of capacity building programs to participating utilities to enable sustainable water and wastewater services for all.

Learning by doing in the D-LeaP will strengthen and improve water utilities through the Danube region.

Walter Kling

Secretary General,
IAWD

Building capacity in water utilities is an essential task and cooperating with others in D-LeaP provides a great basis for small associations to share resources in achieving this.

Elisabeta Poci

Deputy Executive Director,
SHUKALB