SHUKOS and SHUKALB are pleased to invite you to join us at our 7th Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition to be held in Prishtina, Kosovo, on 6-8 November 2019, at the Emerald Hotel.  The Conference Theme, Water for All, is inspired by the UN’s 2019 World Water Day, and focuses on tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.  Water is a human right and no one should be left behind without access to safe water.  Access to water underpins public health and is therefore critical to sustainable development and a stable and prosperous world.

The conference will provide a platform for discussion, where participants can share their knowledge and experience in the dealing with water sector issues, and in the same time it will create networking opportunities among professionals of the water sector in the Balkan region.

Individuals wishing to make a podium presentation at the Conference are invited to submit an abstract that relates to one of the main conference topics listed below. The abstracts will be evaluated by the Technical Program Committee.The Call for Abstracts is open until 02 September.


  • Governance and Management of Water Utilities
  • Management of Water Supply and Sewerage Infrastructure
  • Technical Operation and Maintenance of Water Utilities
  • Customer Service
  • Water Resources Management
  • Financial Management of Water Utilities
  • Wastewater Treatment and Sludge Management
  • Regulatory Framework
  • Human Resources Management


 Abstract Submission deadline  02 September 2019
 Authors notified of Acceptance  10 September 2019
 Advanced program  01 October 2019
 Submission of papers/presentations/CVs  08 October 2019



Conference registration can be done by completing and returning the registration form that you will find at the Registration section of this website, and by paying the respective registration fee. Please, proceed with your registration within the indicated dates.



 Early registration   until 15 September 2019
 Regular registration 16 September 2019 – 01 November 2019


Conference Languages

The official languages of the Conference are Albanian and English. Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Conference Venue

The Conference and Exhibition will take place in Pristina, Kosovo, at Emerald Hotel. The hotel is located on the Pristina – Skopje highway, km 5.

Hotel Accommodation

For conference and exhibition participants SHUKALB & SHUKOS have arranged special rates at several hotels near the conference venue.  The list of hotels with respective prices, contacts and distance from the conference venue is available under the Hotel Accommodation section of the Conference website

Gala Reception

The Conference will start with a Gala Reception on Wednesday evening, 6 November 2019, at 18:00 hours, where the Associations will host senior members of the Governments of Kosovo and Albania, as well as all attending guests.  During the Gala Reception, the Exhibition area will be formally open and guests are invited to view the products and services of the exhibitors to the Conference.

Lunches and Coffee Breaks

Morning and afternoon coffee breaks, and lunches, will be offered during the Conference days and are included in the registration fee.