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World Water Day round-table at AC Skopje

In observance of World Water Day, the U.S. Embassy Skopje is organizing a roundtable on the importance of clean water and wastewater systems. The event will be held on March 22, at American Corner Skopje (Univerzitetska Biblioteka), starting at 13:30.

The discussion will focus on the status of the three natural lakes in Macedonia: Ohrid, Prespa and Dojran, and the problems they are facing with pollution and (existence or non-existence of) wastewater treatment facilities. We will highlight current legislation in regulating water treatment, and real challenges in its implementation: what we have in place, what we are missing, and how to overcome problems.

Speakers include:
1. Kris McElwee, M.S. in Marine Resource Management and a public affairs officer at the Embassy. Ms. McElwee worked for 10 years at National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration on water quality issues.

2. Katarina Georgievska, Regional Environmental Center Country Director

3. Prof. Svetislav Krstic, Faculty of Natural Sciences–Institute of Biology

4. Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning representative (TBC)

How to sign up:
If you want to attend this event, please sign up by sending an e-mail at [email protected] and include your name, surname and professional background. In the subject line please write “World Water Day event”. Registration deadline is March 21st.

About Youth Council

The Youth Council brings together youth from different disciplines, interests, ethnicities and religious backgrounds. Established by the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, it seeks to generate creative ideas and projects to empower the youth of Macedonia, and to strengthen the voice of youth by advising the Embassy on important youth issues.

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