04 July 2018 - 05 July 2018 // Doboj, BiH
On 4 and 5 July 2018, Aquasan Network in BiH delivered the first two-day workshop (Initial Workshop) within the D-LeaP Capacity Development Program for Non-Revenue Water. The Workshop took place in Doboj, BiH with the participation of 15 representatives from 7 PUCs in BiH.
At the opening session, Ms. Vesna Muslic, President of Aquasan Network in BiH emphasised that this is the second cycle of the implementation of the D-LeaP NRW Program by Aquasan Network in BiH for PUCs from BiH as the first training cycle was successfully completed for 11 participating PUCs. Hence, with the support from D-LeaP, Aquasan Network in BiH continues to establish the systematic and continuous training practice for PUCs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Along the lines of the overall objective of the Program, the Initial Workshop aimed at enabling the participants to acquire introductory knowledge on NRW concept and NRW management as well as methods and tools for NRW reduction. The participants also learnt about type and source of data and procedures to be implemented to develop NRW Action Plan for their particular PUC.
As the participants reported, these new skills and knowledge shall help them to make preliminary NRW diagnosis in their PUCs and to start designing and implementing first measures to reduce high NRW levels. In that sense, they were given a number of tasks to be undertaken as homework in their PUCs: (1) development of water balance for the entire water supply network managed by their particular PUC, (2) mapping of the water supply network and (3) outline of DMAs. Aquasan trainers will provide them with close on-line support to facilitate the process. For this purpose, the first results of their homework shall be submitted to Aquasan trainers within the next month so that the trainers have sufficient time to adequately review them and provide feedback.
Results of the homework will be presented at the next two-day workshop (Intermediate Workshop), which is tentatively scheduled for 5 and 6 September 2018. This Workshop will also include in-classroom and on-the-job training on how to work with flow and pressure measurement equipment and leak detection equipment.
The interactive and open-discussion training sessions and feedback from the participants confirm that the Workshop was meaningful, well-organised and very successful.