Capacity Building for Implementation Directive on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment and the Water Framework Directive

Name of client/Beneficiary: 
Ministry of Agriculture
Start Date : 
June, 2012
Completion Date : 
July, 2013
Funding organisation: 
Union Européenne
Name of Associated partners if any: 
BRGM, INERIS, LNE, France UBA, Austria
Description of the project: 

IOWater coordinated this Twinning Project with contributions of external experts from French water administration ( INERIS, LNE and BRGM) in partnership with UBA (Austria).
The project had 6 main objectives:
R1 Assessment of the existing situation related to the implementation of requirements and provisions of the EU Water Framework Directive and Directive 2006/11/EC on Dangerous Substances and recommendations for the implementation process: proposal for institutional set up, capacity building activities in Croatian Waters laboratory and involvement of all stakeholders.
R2 Quality control guidelines for methods of determination of priority substances including the procedures for method validation tests and calibration (uncertainty of measurement).
R3 Methodology of quality assurance and quality control of data.
R4 Improvement of skills, knowledge and capacity of the CW laboratory staff related to the new analytical methods
R5 Enhancement of all relevant stakeholders for the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and Directive 2006/11/EC on Dangerous Substances.
R6 Report on the performed screening of Croatian surface and ground waters

Description of services provided by IOW: 

IOWater services covered in particular:
- Expertise including assessment of the existing situation and analysis of the gaps vis a vis the EU legislation on water related to the WFD and dangerous substances discharged to waters. This includes legal, institutional and data management aspects as well as monitoring programmes, analytical methods, analytical equipment.
- Training needs analysis, training programme and training materials for CW laboratory staff.
- Relevant stakeholders’ training needs analysis and development of an implementation partnership for WFD implementation, organization of seminars, workshops and one study tour.