International Resolutions and Directives
Besides the national legal and policy framework, the WRA’s work is governed by a number of international resolutions, targets and directives such as the EU Water Directives, the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation as well as the Millennium Development Goals.

European Union Water Directives

As applicant for EU membership, Albania strives to achieve compliance with the following EU Water Directives:


Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation

Through its co-sponsoring of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution "The human right to safe drinking water and sanitation" (adopted on 28 September 2011) the Albanian Government has committed itself to adopt a human rights-based approach in the water sector.


Millennium Development Goals

In September 2000, Albania, along with 188 other nations, adopted the Millennium Declaration at the Millennium Summit, committing itself to achieve the Millennium Development Goals until 2015.

In July 2003, the Albanian Parliament passed the following Resolution in support of the Millennium Declaration:

The achievement of the Millennium Development Goal 7 - Ensure Sustainable Environmental Development - is one of the main policy objectives for the Albanian water sector. The National Water Supply and Sewerage Services Sector Strategy 2011-2017 endorses Albania’s commitment to Target 10: To halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

Further information on Albanian’s progress on MDG 7 can be found in the "Albania National Report on Progress Toward Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (Special Edition, July 2010).


Participation in the 4th Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition
On 2 - 4 November 2016 Water Regulatory Authority participated in the 4th Balkans Joint...

Presentation of the Performance report for water supply and sewerage companies for 2015
Water Regulatory Authority (WRA) presented on 20 October 2016 at Hotel Tirana International...

Participation in the Performance Report for 2015 presentation by the Water Regulatory Authority of Kosovo
By the invitation of the Director of ARRU, Kosovo Mr. Raif Preteni, on 14 September 2016...

The annual meeting between the two water regulators, WRA - ARRU, Kosovo
Representatives of the Water Regulatory Authority and Water Regulatory Authority of Kosovo...

Participation in the 5th International Conference “Regulating Water Supply and Waste Water Services 26-27 May 2016 Ohrid, Macedonia
On 26 - 27 May 2016, a delegation from the Water Regulatory Authority headed by the Chairman Mr....