Brief description
This project involved the development of a Geographic Information System (GIS) by the utility companies of neighbouring municipalities with the aim of improving the water supply and sewage network and contributing to the preservation of the environment of the cross-border area
Region Intra Western Balkan borders
Countries Serbia (SRB) – Montenegro (MNE)
Location SRB: The City of Užice

MNE: Municipality of Nikšić

Type of project partners Public enterprises
Size (total budget including EU grants) € 50,000 to € 200,000
Main themes Transport and public infrastructures
Keywords (Types of Activities) Publications, websites, databases
Development or acquisition of software
Acquisition of equipment
Keywords (Aspects of Good Practice) Genuine cross-border dimension
Genuine cross-border impact
Good sustainability
Background and Objectives The objective of this project was to establish a long-term cooperation between cross-border partners to develop of a Geographic Information System (GIS) that would improve water supply and drainage, and thereby contribute to the preservation of the environment and establishing sustainable development in the cross-border area.
Main activities The project involved successive steps and groups of activities.

In order to set the conditions for creating such a system, it was necessary to identify the zones for the Water Supply and Sewage (WS&S) network, record these zones in a GIS platform and develop GIS basic models for the aforementioned network.

This was followed with the procurement of the required equipment, the setting up of polygon networks in the cities, and the recording of nodes and routes of the water supply and sewage system.

After collecting all the necessary data on the existing WS&S systems on both sides of the border, the recorded data were transferred into GIS to create a database of water supply and sewage network users.

Main results This project covered the recording of the sewage network, as well as 20% of the water supply network.

The project has provided a permanent GIS and recording system.

It has also contributed to the simplification of the management of the WS&S networks.

During the implementation of the project, the cross-border partners through exchange and mutual consultations significantly enhanced the existing procedures and introduced new methodologies in the daily operations of their companies.

Aspects of good practice The system set up by the project and its activities, as well as the cooperation between the cross-border partners, have been continued after the completion of the project.

During the implementation of the project the partners also created new project ideas and decided to jointly apply for funds in future calls for proposals.

The project outcomes are likely to be taken further and multiplied, ensuring substantial and lasting benefits for the cross-border area.

Start and completion dates: 1.12.2010 – 30.11.2011
More information

Partner MNE: Public Utility Company “Vodovod i kanalizacija” Nikšić, Olivera Božović,
Partner SRB: Public Utility Company “Vodovod”, Užice, Dragan Blagojević,