Ms Ermela Kraja holds a M.Sc. degree in hydro-technical Engineering, from the Polytechnic University of Tirana. She has worked as a design engineer in various hydro technical and infrastructural projects. She has more than 6 years of experience in the field of water resources management, through the implementation of national water resources policies and strategies. She has been working at the Technical Secretariat of the National Water Council and currently she holds the position of Head of Sector at the Water Resources Directorate, at the Water Resources Management Agency. She is the responsible person who follows the drafting and implementing process of River Basin Management Plans in accordance with the Water Framework Directive.