26 March 2019 - 29 March 2019 // Tirana, Albania
SHUKALB and SHUKOS conducted the first Training of Trainers for their staff and the first Training of users for the Water Utilities staff in the framework of the “Asset Management Advisory Services for Water Utilities” Project, both held on 26 – 29 March 2019, at Hotel Mondial, in Tirana.
The trainings were delivered from Hydro-comp Enterprise and were focused on the Basic Network Data Management System Methodology, using the EDAMS Software.Besides the representatives from the Albanian and Kosova water utilities participating in the Project, SHUKALB and SHUKOS, the second training was attended as well by representatives from the respective National Water Regulators from Albania and Kosova and GIZ ORF.
Registered in the Project are the water supply and sewerage companies of Saranda, Shkodra, Cerrik, Kavaja, Durres, Himara, Vlora, Peqin, Berat, Permet, Elbasan, Gramsh from Albania, and three Regional Water Companies of Prishtina, Mitrovica and Gjilan from Kosova.
These trainings were the first step in the implementation of the first phase of the project, which will last for a period of 11 month, till January 2020. The second and third phase of the project will focus more on Maintenance Management and other important topics such as Commercial Data Management, Water Quality Management, Distribution/NRW Management, or Rehabilitation/Maintenance Planning and Infrastructure Planning. As part of this project, the participating utilities will be able to compile their asset inventory in a standardised way, using the EDAMS software. During this process, they will receive classroom training as well as continuous technical support by the HUB centre (SHUKALB or SHUKOS).