Innovative water and energy investments in Tirana

Project code: 11/WBGC-2020/1

Beneficiary: Aquaconsult Llc.

Year established: 2012

Profile: engineering services, technical advisory

Location: Tirana, Albania

Local organization: Albanian Water Management Agency

Total budget: HUF 58 823 530 / EUR 166 639 

Grant amount: HUF 42 000 000 / EUR 118 980

Timeframe: 1 June 2020 – 30 June 2021

Project website: in progress

Mali me Gropa is a vulnerable karstic water reserve exposed to the effects of climate change and increasing human presence. Soon the problems of population growth and environmental protection will occur at the same time, which will increase the current shortage of drinking water. The purpose of the project is to propose a new water supply option alongside the existing waterworks, so other water industry investments could be realized in the future, such as a high-efficiency karst-related micro hydroelectric power station. Surveys and planning is complemented by on-site hydrogeology and flood protection education, where experts share decades of experience with local decision-makers.




Improved climate performance

reduced CO2 emission

153 t/yr

reduced SO2 emission

2.14 t/yr

reduced NOx emission

0.3 t/yr

reduced CO emission

0.14 t/yr

reduction of toxic materials

12.3 kg/yr

Improved resource efficiency

Improved water quality

73 Mt/yr 

renewable energy generation

438 MWh/yr 

Sustainable Development Goals: