Green Agenda for the Western Balkans opens new possibilities to tackle water pollution in the region. The Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) recognised the potential for the Dutch water sector and initiated the Blue-Green City Dialogues (BGCD). The first dialogue took place in April.
NWP, together with Team International Organisations (TIO) of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and the regional Dutch Embassies, kicked-off a new topic within Blue-Green City Dialogues: wastewater management.
The second introductory dialogue on the topic wastewater management took place on Friday 28 May. Cities from the Western Balkans - Belgrade, Tešanj, Trebinje, Shkodra, Prizren, Bitola and lake Ohrid region – presented the wastewater management situation in their cities and region, and jointly discussed ideas for the way forward.
Further, the Institute for Water Education IHE Delft and Afmitech, both NWP members, presented their experiences and took part in discussions with the Balkan cities and other Dutch organisations such as with Desah and Yuniko.
The next Blue-Green City Dialogue will be held in June and will identify consortia and stimulate possible project development.
The initiative is financially supported by the Partners for Water programme and Top sector Water and Maritime.