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