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Sjöstadsverket participates in the reconstruction of Iraq

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute and the Trade Council of the Swedish SymbioCity concept begun a training program for Iraqis in water production and wastewater treatment as part of the reconstruction of infrastructure in Iraq. The initiative for the project was taken by Dr Björling and Gunilla Carlsson.

The program "The Development of Municipal Water Supply and Sanitation in Iraq" began with a week-long visit to Iraq in late July where representatives from IVL, Trade Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated. IVL was responsible for the implementation of two workshops in Baghdad and Basra, with the participation of senior political officials, where necessary, and Swedish expertise was discussed.

In late November, about twenty Iraqis visited including Sjöstadsverket for one week to get more knowledge about sustainable water and wastewater solutions and meet with Swedish companies in the water and wastewater sector.

Updated: 2010-12-13
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