About “Towards a proper aquatic environment”

Pre-defined project: Towards a proper aquatic environment

Project Promoter: National Administration “Romanian Waters” (ANAR)

Project Partners: Norwegian Environment Agency

Maximum Grant Amount: € 2,341,039

Grant rate: 100%

Estimated total project cost: € 2,750,141

The objective of the project is to increase knowledge and awareness of the policies in the water sector by extending the monitoring of the surface and underground waters. This is
based on new requirements in the Frame-Directive of the EU on water and in the EU directives concerning the chemical assessment, analysis and monitoring of the surface and
underground waters. The project will deliver results for the achievement of the programme objective: “better monitoring of the hazardous substances in the environment”, and
includes activities such as:

  • Documentation, including:
    • an assessment of the existing analysis methods,
    • technical and financial documentation for the required equipment
    • national monitoring and analysis network both for surface waters and for underground waters.
  • Extension of the existing technical capacity by purchasing and/or developing standard methods, electrical equipment and consumables;
  • Training of the technical staff;
  • National network for monitoring and analysis, in order to establish the representative monitoring sections and drillings to be included in the screening programme:
    • Sampling, conservation and transport of the samples,
    • Analysis of the samples using specific equipment
    • Analysis of the samples in the National Laboratory
  • Analysis of the results obtained
    • Establishment of the relevance for the priority substances identified both for the surface and for the underground waters
    • Analysis of the screening results, in order to design the future monitoring programme
  • Monitoring.
    • Establishment of the monitoring network for the extracted substances identified through screening
    • Implementation of the surface and underground waters monitoring programme, in line with the EU requirements, including:
    • Sampling, conservation and transport of samples,
    • Treatment of the samples using specific equipment
    • Analysis of the samples in the National Laboratory
Pre-defined project: Towards a proper aquatic environment

Project Promoter: National Administration “Romanian Waters” (ANAR)

Project Partners: Norwegian Environment Agency

Maximum Grant Amount: € 2,341,039

Grant rate: 100%

Estimated total project cost: € 2,750,141

The objective of the project is to increase knowledge and awareness of the policies in the water sector by extending the monitoring of the surface and underground waters. This is
based on new requirements in the Frame-Directive of the EU on water and in the EU directives concerning the chemical assessment, analysis and monitoring of the surface and
underground waters. The project will deliver results for the achievement of the programme objective: “better monitoring of the hazardous substances in the environment”, and
includes activities such as:

  • Documentation, including:
    • an assessment of the existing analysis methods,
    • technical and financial documentation for the required equipment
    • national monitoring and analysis network both for surface waters and for underground waters.
  • Extension of the existing technical capacity by purchasing and/or developing standard methods, electrical equipment and consumables;
  • Training of the technical staff;
  • National network for monitoring and analysis, in order to establish the representative monitoring sections and drillings to be included in the screening programme:
    • Sampling, conservation and transport of the samples,
    • Analysis of the samples using specific equipment
    • Analysis of the samples in the National Laboratory
  • Analysis of the results obtained
    • Establishment of the relevance for the priority substances identified both for the surface and for the underground waters
    • Analysis of the screening results, in order to design the future monitoring programme
  • Monitoring.
    • Establishment of the monitoring network for the extracted substances identified through screening
    • Implementation of the surface and underground waters monitoring programme, in line with the EU requirements, including:
    • Sampling, conservation and transport of samples,
    • Treatment of the samples using specific equipment
    • Analysis of the samples in the National Laboratory
Pre-defined project: Towards a proper aquatic environment

Project Promoter: National Administration “Romanian Waters” (ANAR)

Project Partners: Norwegian Environment Agency

Maximum Grant Amount: € 2,341,039

Grant rate: 100%

Estimated total project cost: € 2,750,141

The objective of the project is to increase knowledge and awareness of the policies in the water sector by extending the monitoring of the surface and underground waters. This is
based on new requirements in the Frame-Directive of the EU on water and in the EU directives concerning the chemical assessment, analysis and monitoring of the surface and
underground waters. The project will deliver results for the achievement of the programme objective: “better monitoring of the hazardous substances in the environment”, and
includes activities such as:

  • Documentation, including:
    • an assessment of the existing analysis methods,
    • technical and financial documentation for the required equipment
    • national monitoring and analysis network both for surface waters and for underground waters.
  • Extension of the existing technical capacity by purchasing and/or developing standard methods, electrical equipment and consumables;
  • Training of the technical staff;
  • National network for monitoring and analysis, in order to establish the representative monitoring sections and drillings to be included in the screening programme:
    • Sampling, conservation and transport of the samples,
    • Analysis of the samples using specific equipment
    • Analysis of the samples in the National Laboratory
  • Analysis of the results obtained
    • Establishment of the relevance for the priority substances identified both for the surface and for the underground waters
    • Analysis of the screening results, in order to design the future monitoring programme
  • Monitoring.
    • Establishment of the monitoring network for the extracted substances identified through screening
    • Implementation of the surface and underground waters monitoring programme, in line with the EU requirements, including:
    • Sampling, conservation and transport of samples,
    • Treatment of the samples using specific equipment
    • Analysis of the samples in the National Laboratory
Pre-defined project: Towards a proper aquatic environment

Project Promoter: National Administration “Romanian Waters” (ANAR)

Project Partners: Norwegian Environment Agency

Maximum Grant Amount: € 2,341,039

Grant rate: 100%

Estimated total project cost: € 2,750,141

The objective of the project is to increase knowledge and awareness of the policies in the water sector by extending the monitoring of the surface and underground waters. This is
based on new requirements in the Frame-Directive of the EU on water and in the EU directives concerning the chemical assessment, analysis and monitoring of the surface and
underground waters. The project will deliver results for the achievement of the programme objective: “better monitoring of the hazardous substances in the environment”, and
includes activities such as:

  • Documentation, including:
    • an assessment of the existing analysis methods,
    • technical and financial documentation for the required equipment
    • national monitoring and analysis network both for surface waters and for underground waters.
  • Extension of the existing technical capacity by purchasing and/or developing standard methods, electrical equipment and consumables;
  • Training of the technical staff;
  • National network for monitoring and analysis, in order to establish the representative monitoring sections and drillings to be included in the screening programme:
    • Sampling, conservation and transport of the samples,
    • Analysis of the samples using specific equipment
    • Analysis of the samples in the National Laboratory
  • Analysis of the results obtained
    • Establishment of the relevance for the priority substances identified both for the surface and for the underground waters
    • Analysis of the screening results, in order to design the future monitoring programme
  • Monitoring.
    • Establishment of the monitoring network for the extracted substances identified through screening
    • Implementation of the surface and underground waters monitoring programme, in line with the EU requirements, including:
    • Sampling, conservation and transport of samples,
    • Treatment of the samples using specific equipment
    • Analysis of the samples in the National Laboratory
Pre-defined project: Towards a proper aquatic environment

Project Promoter: National Administration “Romanian Waters” (ANAR)

Project Partners: Norwegian Environment Agency

Maximum Grant Amount: € 2,341,039

Grant rate: 100%

Estimated total project cost: € 2,750,141

The objective of the project is to increase knowledge and awareness of the policies in the water sector by extending the monitoring of the surface and underground waters. This is
based on new requirements in the Frame-Directive of the EU on water and in the EU directives concerning the chemical assessment, analysis and monitoring of the surface and
underground waters. The project will deliver results for the achievement of the programme objective: “better monitoring of the hazardous substances in the environment”, and
includes activities such as:

  • Documentation, including:
    • an assessment of the existing analysis methods,
    • technical and financial documentation for the required equipment
    • national monitoring and analysis network both for surface waters and for underground waters.
  • Extension of the existing technical capacity by purchasing and/or developing standard methods, electrical equipment and consumables;
  • Training of the technical staff;
  • National network for monitoring and analysis, in order to establish the representative monitoring sections and drillings to be included in the screening programme:
    • Sampling, conservation and transport of the samples,
    • Analysis of the samples using specific equipment
    • Analysis of the samples in the National Laboratory
  • Analysis of the results obtained
    • Establishment of the relevance for the priority substances identified both for the surface and for the underground waters
    • Analysis of the screening results, in order to design the future monitoring programme
  • Monitoring.
    • Establishment of the monitoring network for the extracted substances identified through screening
    • Implementation of the surface and underground waters monitoring programme, in line with the EU requirements, including:
    • Sampling, conservation and transport of samples,
    • Treatment of the samples using specific equipment
    • Analysis of the samples in the National Laboratory
On 28th of July 2010, it was signed the Agreement between European Union, Island, Liechtenstein and Norway for the EEA Grants 2009 – 2014.

Through this agreement Romania benefits of financial assistance granted by the countries from the European Economic Area for assisting the economic growth and help assuring a sustainble development through the EEA Grants 2009-2014.

Following the negociations between Romania and the representative of the Donor States, the Ministery of Environment, Waters and Forests was dessignated as the Programe Operator for the Programe RO04 – Reduction of Hazardous Substances.

The pre-defined project “Towards a Proper Aquatic Environment” is financed through the EEA Grants 2009-2014, Program Area RO04 – Reduction of Hazardous Substances. The project is a partnership between National Administration „Apele Române” as the Project Promoter and Norwegian Environment Agengy as the Project Partner.

The main objective of the project is to increase the knowledge and awareness in the field of water policy by expanding the actual monitoring activity based on the new European requirements.

The main project benefits are:

  • Consolidate bilateral relation between Romania and Norway, enabling experts from both countries, Romania and Norway to meet, establish relationships and further partnership opportunities
  • Expanding of the actual monitoring activity based on the new European requirements in the field of water policy (Directive 2013/39/CE)
  • Extending the implemented analysis method for the envisaged substances in the National Laboratory within the regional water quality laboratories;
  • Disseminating the acquired expertise of the trained experts with the other Romanian specialists from the NAAR laboratory network;
  • Setting up the most appropriate programme of measures that will be included in the second RBMP (2015-2021) in order to achieve the WFD objective.

The project time frame is of 29 month starting with 1st of October 2014 until 15th  April 2017 , the total eligible value of the project being of 2.341.039 EURO.