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Clean Water

Welcome to the Clean Water Initiative

At the heart of progress lies the vital resource that sustains life itself: water. The Clean Water Initiative, a collaborative effort between She-ERA, UN agencies, local municipalities, and the European Union, is dedicated to enhancing water quality and promoting sustainable water management practices.
Through an array of projects and initiatives, we are striving to make a meaningful impact on communities in the Dukagjin Region.

The Clean Water Initiative is a dynamic partnership committed to safeguarding water resources, revitalizing ecosystems, and empowering communities. Through innovative projects and collaborative efforts, we aim to ensure access to clean and safe water for present and future generations.

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Clean Water Gjakova & Kukes

The Clean Water in Gjakovë/Djakovica and Kukës Project is implemented by a consortium of noon-governmental organizations and local governments, under the lead implementation from SHE-ERA. Other consortium members include Albanian Center for Economic Research (ACER), Municipality of Gjakovë/Djakovica, and Municipality of Kukës. The project is implemented as part of the 2nd Round of Calls for Project Proposals – IPA Cross Border Programme Albania-Kosovo 2014 – 2020 funded by the European Union and managed by the Delegation of The European Commission in Albania. It will be implemented in the course of three years and is expected to conclude by December 2022.

Increase understanding of local authorities and residents of local cultural contexts through cross-border visits between Kosovo and Albania and exchange of experiences. Particular attention will be given to ensuring equal representation of women and men in all forums, activities, and results.


From protective measures, to promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation, preventing and managing risk from human-induced pollution, the project strives to improve policies and practices of water protection and management through improved enforcement of wastewater standards. In achieving this Impact, the Action will achieve the following Outcomes:

Outcome 1

Dialogue, policy co-operation and capacity building through partnerships between citizens, CSOs and public in support to Clean Water Resources in Gjakovë/Djakovica and Kukes promoted

Outcome 2

The percentage of population not connected to sewage and waste-water systems reduced

Outcome 3

Expertise in a IT consultancy for the many companies, for their different working areas.

Outcome 3

Awareness and capacities of relevant stakeholders including decision makers, utility companies, SMEs, CSOs, and citizens raised

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The main results/outputs of the Clean Water in Gjakovë/Djakovica and Kukës Project include development of local/regional water policies, citizen engagement and stakeholder involvement in ensuring higher water security in the cross-border region. It will further directly contribute to the improvement of water quality in rivers through two major infrastructure investments – one for each side of the border.

While in Gjakovë/Djakovica, construction of river bank in Llukac and development of waste water system alongside the same will considerably reduce river water pollution, in Kukes, the main waste water collector of the city will be reconstructed. The project will also include monitoring activities as well as capcity development for civil society organizations and activists.