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Wastewater Management Tool

In the Western Balkan regiona 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 towards effective wastewater treatment processes in the region.

The Wastewater Management Decision Support Tool, which was developed in the frame of the GEF Drin Project, 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 2-hour Technical Webinar guides participants through the use of the Wastewater Management Decision Support Tool (WEMDST) developed for the Drin basin. The Webinar aimes at public utility operators and wastewater treatment (investment) process planners and related stakeholders on the national and regional level and in the Drin catchment.

Read the webinars' Concept NoteAgenda and Summary overview.

Read the WEMDST User Manual.

Training item Video

1. Introduction to urban wastewater collection and treatment.

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2. Wastewater Treatment Model

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3. Urban waste water management

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4. Modelling paradigm inputs and outputs of the QUAL2K.

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5. Main components of the WEMDST water quality modelling.

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6. Use of the WEMDST model by city planners.

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7. Use of the WEMDST model by National authorities.

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8. Nature based solutions for urban wastewater treatment.

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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).

Access the Tool through this link.

WEMDST login

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