Today the Regional Water Team Days of the Sub-RésEAU Eastern
Europe and Central Asia in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, started.
Objective of these RWTD is to learn and share experience and
evidence-based knowledge on topic of common interest and to plan activities of
the EECA Sub-RésEAU.
Thematic focuses are:
Topic 1. Wastewater Treatment
Wastewater treatment is a key component of Swiss
projects in the Western Balkans and Central Asia.
Topic 2. Water and sanitation as entry point for
Provision and improvement of concrete services such
as water can be an important “entry point” for
building capacities of local public administration
for planning, budgeting and management.
Day 1 focused on understanding
the thematic focuses: wastewater treatment and water and sanitation as entry
point for improved governance.
Introductory inputs were provided on Swiss cooperation overview in the region -
why water and wastewater as entry points for good governance, Exploring the
mutual reinforcing link between water and governance and Mapping key challenges
for sustainable wastewater treatment plat operation.
The following inputs were seven case studies, presented through poster presentations.
In the afternoon, we started the
group work in two thematic groups for wastewater treatment and local governance.
For the first phase, each of these thematic groups was split into two regional
groups in which the main challenges, requirements and stakeholders were
analysed. The results were compared and discussed interregionally, before being
presented in the plenary.
The day ended with a voluntary visit to the museum and a
joint dinner next to the Una river.