Welcome to Our Joint Conference and Exhibition, 2024

On behalf of SHUKOS and SHUKALB, we are pleased to invite you to join us at our 12th Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition to be held on 5 – 7 November, 2024, in Prishtina, Kosova, at Emerald Hotel.

The theme of the Conference “Neighborly Cooperation: Promoting Peace through Transboundary Water Management”, is inspired by World Water Day 2024, and highlights the pivotal role water plays in fostering peace and stability. It emphasizes the intricate connection between water, peace, and sustainable development, stressing the necessity for collective efforts to tackle water challenges and cultivate a more peaceful and resilient world.

Transboundary water cooperation is of particular importance when it comes to the Western Balkans, consider the historical tensions and conflicts. By focusing on collaborative water management, countries can build trust, enhance regional cooperation, and create frameworks for sustainable development that benefit all parties involved.

The Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition has firmly established itself as a premier knowledge-sharing and networking event within the Western Balkans water sector. Drawing an audience of over 500 participants from across the Greater Balkans Region, the Conference consistently provides a dynamic platform for water professionals, policymakers, and industry experts to convene. Attendees engage in meaningful discussions on pressing issues, exchange valuable information, and share their diverse experiences. This collaborative environment fosters innovation and promotes the continuous development of the water supply and wastewater sectors throughout the Greater Balkans Region.

In addition, the Organizing Committee has planned in parallel, a large Equipment, Technology, and Services Exhibition. This expansive exhibition will feature participation from a diverse array of private sector companies actively engaged in the water sector throughout the Balkans Region. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to explore the latest innovations, cutting-edge technologies, and advanced services that are shaping the future of water management.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Joint Conference, where we will unite in our shared commitment to fostering a better water environment for the Greater Balkans.

Jeton Shabani


Petrit Tare






The Water Supply and Sewerage Association of Albania (SHUKALB), which was established in 2000, is a professional, not-for-profit Association of water supply and sewerage professionals, who wish to improve the management of the Water Supply and Sewerage Sector in Albania, making it efficient, sustainable and effective in accordance with the current laws and regulations in Albania. The Association is legally registered in the Court of Tirana.

SHUKALB vision is “Acknowledged leader in advancing quality performance and sustainability in the water sector“.

Mission Objectives:

  • To advocate the collective interests of professionals in the water sector in Albania.

  • To serve as a leading resource for knowledge, professional development and networking.

  • To invest time and resources to build awareness and attract future generations to seek a career in the water sector.

  • To be a positive force for mutual understanding, collaboration and regional partnerships in the Western Balkans.




The Water Supply and Wastewater Works Association of Kosovo (SHUKOS) is registered as a non-incorporated, non-profit Association of its members and founders which are the Regional Water Companies – JSC and Operating Units, in accordance with Law no. 03 / L-134 of the Republic of Kosovo. SHUKOS had a very good growth of activities during its first fifteen years, and today is a very professionally respected institution, both in Kosovo and abroad.

SHUKOS goal is to act as a link between its members to develop, promote and protect the common interests of the water and wastewater sector, towards the creation of a financially sustainable and capable sector to lead forward the general basics in their field of work.

Mission Objectives:

Protecting the interests of the water sector in Kosovo, through professional development and networking to develop and advocate for the members interests.

  • To be a Leader in service. Leadership to serve as a major source of knowledge;

  • Invest time and resources to build awareness and attract younger generations to pursue a career in the water sector;

  • Be a driving force for mutual understanding, towards regional cooperation and partnerships in the Western Balkans and beyond.




Important dates and deadlines for the event are listed below:

Early Bird until: 
Abstracts Submission:
Acceptance Notification: 
Advanced program: 
Registration ends:
Submission of the Presentations:
Submission of the CVs:
Submission of the Full Papers: 

30 September 2024
16 September 2024
26 September 2024
21 October 2024
01 November 2024
03 November 2024
14 October 2024
15 November 2024



170.00 Euro/m²

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220.00 Euro/m²

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Emerald Hotel, Prishtina
+355 42 245 101info@balkansjointconference.org

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    Both me and DHI colleagues that attended the conference found all the topics of very much interest and very actual. It was a greatly organized event, favorable for connecting high level experts and professionals and we look forward for our next year participation.

    Dr. Maria Cheveresan, Head of International Development Eastern Europe