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Wastewater Management Decision Support Tool

The Wastewater Management Decision Support Tool is a practical tool to assist the identification of the most environmentally appropriate and cost-efficient solutions to address wastewater related issues in ecologically important areas.

In the Western Balkan region, a significant part of wastewater remains uncollected, or is collected in the sewage systems and released untreated into the rivers, posing an important threat to biodiversity and development prospects. In the Drin basin in particular, only 17 out of 108 agglomerations are served by wastewater treatment plants. In the future, a significant share of resources will be directed toward effective wastewater treatment processes in the region.

The web-based model allows users to select/build and graphically display scenarios for wastewater emissions from human settlements into water bodies across the Drin Basin. The model is a practical tool to assist the identification of the most environmentally appropriate and cost-efficient solutions to address wastewater related issues in ecologically important areas.

A Technical Webinar on 11 and 12 November 2020, 10:00 - 12:00 (CET) guided participants through the use of the Wastewater Management Decision Support Tool (WEMDST) developed for the Drin basin. Read the Concept Note and Agenda. The Webinar was aimed at public utility operators and wastewater treatment (investment) process planners and related stakeholders on the national and regional level and in the Drin catchment.

Access the Tool through this link.

WEMDST login

Watch the Videos guiding through the use of the WEMDST:

1. Introduction to urban wastewater collection and treatment


2. Wastewater Treatment Model

3. Urban waste water management

4. Modelling paradigm inputs and outputs of the QUAL2K

5. Main components of the WEMDST water quality modelling

6. Use of the WEMDST model by city planners

7. Use of the WEMDST model by National authorities

8. Nature based solutions for urban wastewater treatment

 

The Wastewater Management Decision Support Tool pilot project was developed in the frame of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) supported Project “Enabling transboundary cooperation and integrated water resources management in the extended Drin River Basin” (GEF Drin Project), which aspires to promote joint management of the shared water resources of the transboundary Drin River Basin, including coordination mechanisms among the various sub-basin joint commissions and committees. The Project is implemented by UNDP and executed by the GWP-Mediterranean (GWP-Med).

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