Danube Hazard m3c – Regional training

In the framework of the Danube Hazard m3c project, a regional training on hazardous materials monitoring was organized in Montenegro on 08.-09.06.2022.

The training was organized by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) and the Center for Ecotoxicological Research Podgorica (CETI).

The training was extremely well attended. Participants of the regional training were invited experts from various institutions from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

 

DANUBE HAZARD M3C – 4th NEWSLETTER

The 4th Danube Hazard m3c newsletter presenting the project overview and the progress of activities conducted in the period between January and June 2022 is available here 

DANUBE HAZARD M3C – 3rd NEWSLETTER

The 3rd Danube Hazard m3c newsletter presenting the project overview and the progress of activities conducted in the period between July and December 2021 is available here.

Press conference regarding presentation of the project “Skadar Lake without chemical pollution – Solution”

The Center for Ecotoxicological Research (CETI) is preparing an analysis that will show the correctness of the water in Skadar Lake and whether there is chemical pollution in that water resource, and the document will be completed next year.

This was announced at the press conference on the occasion of the presentation of the project “Skadar Lake without chemical pollution – SOLUTION“, which is being implemented by CETI.

The project partners are institutions from Albania, the University of Tirana and the NGO Green Center of Albania from Shkodra.

Associated partners are the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management and the Ministry of Ecology, Spatial Planning and Urbanism.

More details on the link.

Beginning of the implementation of project “Installation of analytical methods for the determination of organic pollutants required of the Water Framework Directive 2013/39/EU”

Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STUBA) and the Center for Ecotoxicological Research Podgorica (CETI) have started work on the implementation of the project entitled “Installation of analytical methods for the determination of organic pollutants required of the Water Framework Directive 2013/39/EU at the Center for Eco-Toxicological Research in Podgorica”. The transfer of knowledge and skills through trainings that will be conducted in the laboratories of the University of Bratislava and the Center for Ecotoxicological Research will significantly contribute to strengthening the professional capacity of CETI, all with the aim of adequate implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Montenegro.

CETI is recognized as a key institution in Montenegro when it comes to analysis of priority substances in water, sediment and biota, and any contribution (especially from a renowned institution such as the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava) to strengthening professional capacity is of great importance. This was pointed out by the Executive Director of CETI, Mr. Vidoje Petričić at the meeting of the CETI management with Ms. Ing. Andrea Machyňákovom, PhD. (project manager and expert responsible for the development of analytical methods, measurement procedures and implementation of analytical methods) and Mr. Ivan Špánik PhD (financial project manager and Expert responsible for the installation of analytical methods and data evaluation) held on 31.08.2021 in CETI.

In addition to the explanation by the guests from Slovakia on how the trainings will be realized, the discussion continued in the direction of identifying new project ideas. In that sense, it was concluded that having in mind the wide field of research of both CETI and the Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology there is enough space for continued cooperation in the future.

The project is funded by SlovakAid – Official Development Assistance of the Slovak Republic under the Contract No. SAMRS / 2020 / WB / 1/4. The total Project costs are 86.780,00 EUR, of which EUR 24,290 is planned for the implementation of CETI activities.

DANUBE HAZARD M3C – 2nd NEWSLETTER

The 2nd Danube Hazard m3c newsletter presenting the project overview and the progress of activities conducted in the period between January and June 2021 is available here.

DANUBE HAZARD M3C ROLL-UP

Here you can find official Danube Hazard m3c roll-up.

DANUBE HAZARD M3C – 1ST NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2020

The 1st Danube Hazard m3c newsletter presenting the project overview and the progress of activities conducted in the period between July and December 2020 is available here .

Danube Hazard m3c

Tackling hazardous substances pollution in the Danube River Basin by Measuring, Modelling-based Management and Capacity building.

According to the EU Water Framework Directive, hazardous substances (HS) pollution is a major water quality issue to be tackled in the Danube River Basin (DRB). This also applies to non-EU Member States, which committed to pursue similar goals within the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR). Despite a significant risk of failing to achieve such goals, this topic is heavily underrepresented in the current DRB District Management Plan (DRBMP) and national plans, mostly owing to substantial knowledge gaps and to the lack of system understanding as well as institutional capacity regarding HS emissions pathways and effective management options.

The project aims to achieve a durable and effective transnational control and reduction of HS water pollution. It contributes to the DTP objective of strengthening joint and integrated approaches to preserve and manage the diversity of natural assets in the Danube region and to the targets of Priority Area 4 of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region. Danube Hazard m3c builds on the three elements of water governance (measuring, modelling and management) complemented by capacity building. Specifically, the project aims to improve the knowledge and understanding of the status quo of HS water pollution in the DRB, by integrating and harmonizing available existing data of HS concentration levels and by modelling emissions at catchment scale in pilot regions. Though not being the main focus of the project, targeted measurement campaigns must be carried out to fill critical gaps needed to provide a robust basis for modelling and management. A further goal is to enhance the transnational management of HS water pollution, through: i) coordinated prioritization of transnational measures with consideration of territorial needs, pursued through basin-wide emission modelling, assessment of management scenarios and elaboration of recommendations for the DRBMP and ii) tailor-made training activities.

Project duration is 30 months (01.07.2020.-31.12.2022.).

For more and up to date information about the project please visit http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/danube-hazard-m3c .

Project is co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI).

CETI representatives participated in EFSA (European food safety authority) meeting

Representatives of CETI, Jelena Resetar and Vladimir Zivkovic participated in 1st EFSA Scientific Network on Chemical Monitoring Data collection meeting, organized by European Food Safety Authority  – EFSA in Parma (Italy).

Subject of the meeting was gathering results of food and feed analysis on the presence of pesticide residues, residues of veterinary drugs, contaminants and additives.

Meeting was attended by representatives of EU member states, candidate countries for EU membership, EU referent laboratories for analysis of certain groups of substances and Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG Sante).