SHUKOS and SHUKALB are pleased to invite you to join us at our 9th Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition to be held as a hybrid event on 3-5 November 2021. The Conference Theme, Valuing Water, is inspired by UN’s 2021 World Water Day, and it emphasizes the fact that how we value water determines how water is managed and shared. The value of water is about much more than its price – water has enormous and complex value for our households, culture, health, education, economics and the integrity of our natural environment. If we overlook any of these values, we risk mismanaging this finite, irreplaceable resource.

The Conference Program allows for a broad range of topic areas covering from policy to technical, as well as management issues of the water sector. The conference provides a platform for discussion, where all participants can share their knowledge and experience in dealing with water sector issues.

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 15 September 2021.


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


 Abstract Submission deadline 15 September 2021
 Authors notified of Acceptance  22 September 2021
 Advanced program  18 October 2021
 Submission of  CVs  22 October 2021
 Submission of presentations  29 October 2021
 Submission of full papers  15 November 2021



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 30 September 2021
 Regular registration 01 October 2021 – 01 November 2021


Conference Languages

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

Conference Venue

This year’s Conference and Exhibition will be organized virtually through Zoom platform.