Leading organisations:

2020 - 2022

Geographic Area:
Baltic Sea Region


Project aims to increase the efficiency of pharmaceutical substances pollution management and to increase cooperation between governmental institutions and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) operators.

Expected Project Results

Development and implementation of water protection policy/strategy oriented recommendations for the removal of pharmaceuticals from WWTPs concern large group of stakeholders in both countries, starting from the general public to NGOs, municipal authorities, operators of the wastewater treatment facilities, environmental authorities and national decision-makers. Strategical recommendations will be targeted to support future prioritization and development of policy measures for the reduction of pharmaceuticals and other micropollutants in the environment. The implementation of developed recommendations will:

1. foster prioritization of adequative measures, such as priority list of WWTPs for future upgrading depending on pharmaceuticals pollution loads and status of receiving water bodies;

2. increase the ability of WWTP operators and national decision makers to take justified decisions when investing into suitable advanced treatment technologies in order to reduce the MPs load on receiving water bodies in the future.

Target audience:
Local governments, National/Local decision and policy makers, Pharmaceutical manufacturers, Public institutions, Staff of wastewater treatment plants, Waste/water treatment providers, and Water/waste service providers

Area of interest:
Occurrence of pharmaceuticals in the environment, Pharmaceutical manufacturing, Wastewater, and Water treatment technologies


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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.