The euPOLIS Follower-City partner, the City of Trebinje and its Department for Communal-Inspection Affairs, and the “Ecology and Safety” for World Water Day organized a large-scale action to beautify the city and raise awareness of environmental protection.


Volunteers for cleaning the Trebišnjica River

As in previous years, more than a hundred members of the competent service participated in the action. Trebinje, Territorial Fire Department, Voluntary Fire Brigades, Civil Protection of Hydroelectric Power Plant on Trebišnjica, Center for Karst Management, Sports Association “Leotar”, Red Cross, primary and secondary schools, faculties, public institutions, companies, foundations, communities of apartment owners and citizens’ associations.

“With this action, we contribute to the improvement of the environment and the better appearance of our city. The city with its services, provided free removal of collected communal and bulky waste. We also provided two buses for volunteers. Our goal is to raise the awareness of the population about the importance of environmental protection, as well as the cleaning and arrangement of public areas, picnic areas, the arrangement of the banks of the Trebišnjica River, as well as the removal of illegal landfills so that our city will shine before the upcoming tourist season,” Stevan Bekan told reporters.


World Water Day is celebrated every year on March 22, drawing attention to the importance of preserving drinking water. The commemoration of this day was determined by the adoption of the Resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

According to estimates by the World Health Organization, there is only 2.5 percent of fresh water on planet Earth, of which 30.8 percent is underground water, 0.3 percent in lakes and rivers, while the largest part of fresh water at the poles is 68.9 percent.