|Living Water Exchange Peer-to-peer exchange meeting in Tirana|
|Written by Edvin|
|Tuesday, 28 September 2010 08:47|
A Peer-to-peer exchange meeting was held in Tirana International Hotel in Tirana from the 14th to 15th of September 2010 in the framework of the Living Water Exchange Program. Representatives from three neighboring countries with Albania participated (Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia), together with members from the Albanian Government, UNDP, REC, GEF, Regional Environmental Agencies, and NGOs. There were series of presentations and discussions on the water pollution and nutrients reduction challenge, methods used in nutrient reduction and the situation on nutrient reduction in Albania, Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia. The "Constructed Wetland for Nutrients Reduction in the Waters of Tirana River" project was presented as a method to decrease the load of nutrients which goes into rivers through sewage and grey water, and the replication of the method in the neighboring countries with Albania was emphasized.
The second day of the meeting was followed by a field trip to the constructed wetland site at Tirana River where the participants had the chance to closely observe the functioning of the wetland, ask questions, observe the area, the biodiversity at the wetland, the growth of the cattails by comparing what they saw with the pictures in the brochures distributed during the meeting and see the grave pollution of Tirana River. The participants showed a lot of interest in the wetland, and on how it retains the excessive nutrients.
The after-trip was followed by discussions on the replication of the project in Montenegro, Kosovo, and Macedonia and on questions and comments about the constructed wetland and the pollution in the Tirana River.
The conclusions from the meeting were:
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