Emerging Contaminants Emerging Contaminants Inventory on Policy and Legislation in Europe

Country: European Union
Start Date:           Duration:          Project Type: Concerted Action
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Organisation Type:  Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Pesticides
Project objectives:
Commissioned by the Ministry of I&M / RWS (Netherlands) and the OVAM (Flanders), an inventory on awareness and policy on emerging contaminants in Europe is 
initiated. This inventory aims to wrap up available knowledge and experience related to legislation, governance and policy. The focus is on the presence and
the curative policy on emerging contaminants that are already present in the soil, groundwater and sediments.
Project Summary:
With increasing frequency countries and organizations are faced with chemicals that have not been considered as ‘contaminants’ before. Some of these chemicals 
could be a potential risk to humans and/or the environment. These are the so-called ‘emerging contaminants’. Characteristic for emerging contaminants is
too little is known about the occurrence, the actual risks and the approach to formulate appropriate policy and legislation. To properly identify how to deal
with emerging contaminants knowledge, awareness and understanding is necessary.
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Inventory of awareness, approaches and policy Insight in emerging contaminants in Europe
Funding Programme(s): 
OVAM Contaminated land programme
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Submitted by: EUGRIS Team Professor Paul Bardos  Who does what?  10/09/2018 21:38:00