Action A.6: Development of a monitoring strategy for contaminants of emerging concern
Preparatory action
OBJECTIVE

The action involves the development of a monitoring strategy at a national river basin district scale for contaminants of emerging concern in the water environment including surface waters (coastal and inland surface waters), rainwater runoff, groundwater, and new water. It will thus contribute towards the adoption in Malta of similar initiatives undertaken in other Member States aimed towards the establishment and monitoring of a surface and groundwater watch list for these contaminants under the Common Implementation Strategy of the Water Framework Directive.

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DESCRIPTION
  • The action involves the development of a monitoring strategy at a national river basin district scale for contaminants and pollutants of emerging concern (NORMAN8 List of Emerging Substances) in the water environment including surface waters (coastal and inland surface waters), rainwater runoff, groundwater, and new water.  It will thus contribute towards the adoption in Malta of similar

  • initiatives undertaken in other Member States aimed towards the establishment and monitoring of a surface and groundwater watch list for these contaminants under the Common Implementation Strategy of the Water Framework Directive. It is planned that the action will involve 2 tasks: The identification of Indicator parameters and Development of the Monitoring Strategy and programme.

EXPECTED RESULTS
  • These studies will be commissioned at the initial stage of the project so that the information gathered will help the Discharge Permitting

  • Unit (DPU) to better target its enforcement efforts as highlighted by the findings of previous reports derived from this project.

Take a look at the Deliverables for this action.

A report indicating the results of the list of emerging contaminants of concern per water category

A report highlighting the results of the four monitoring strategies and programmes for each water category

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