Model Areas for Removal of Pharmaceutical Substances in the South Baltic (MORPHEUS)

Leading organisations:
Kristianstad University (Sweden), The Coastal Union Germany (EUCC), University of Rostock (Germany), Gdansk Water Foundation (Poland), Gdansk University of Technology (Poland), Environmental Protection Agency (Lithuania), and Klaipeda University (Lithuania)

Timeframe:
2017-2019

Geographic Area:
Baltic Sea Region

Objectives:

To address the challenge of pharmaceutical pollution in the Baltic Sea area by identifying the causes of pollution and emissions.


Target audience:
National/Local decision and policy makers, Scientists, Staff of wastewater treatment plants, and Waste/water treatment providers

Area of interest:
Occurrence of pharmaceuticals in the environment, Pharmaceutical consumption by humans, Risks to human health, Wastewater, and Water treatment technologies

Activities:

1) Creating a background image in terms of regional consumption of pharmaceuticals, chemical burden caused by pharmaceuticals released from selected wastewater treatment plants in each region, as well as existing treatment systems in the four selected regions surrounding the southern part of Baltic Sea, 2) Preparing a scheme for the training course for wastewater treatment plants operators and professional staff at chemical laboratories and training material for participants of such courses.


Communication material:

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HCWH Europe gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the European Commission (EC)’s LIFE+ programme, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) Germany, and the German Environment Agency (UBA). HCWH Europe is solely responsible for the content of this project and related materials. The views expressed do not reflect the official views of the EC, BMU, or UBA.