SHUKALB and SHUKOS are pleased to invite you to join us at our 6th Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition to be held in Tirana, Albania, on 7-9 November 2018, at Expocity Albania.  The Conference Theme “Water and Nature” brings attention to the need for preserving nature and exploring nature based solutions in order to overcome the water challenges, and to ensure better water supply and sewerage services and protection of the public health.

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 03 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  03 September 2018
 Authors notified of Acceptance  10 September 2018
 Advanced program  01 October 2018
 Submission of papers/presentations/CVs  08 October 2018



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
 Regular registration 16 September 2017 – 02 November 2018


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 Tirana, Albania, at Expo City Albania. The venue is located on the Tirana –Durres highway, km 8, close to City Park.

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, 7 November 2018, at 18:00 hours, where the Associations will host senior members of the Governments of Albania and Kosovo, 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.