Title: A proposed national marine pollution strategy to control direct marine discharges: A case study in environmental management from Malta 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2003 
Availability: Axiak, V. (2003) A proposed national marine pollution strategy to control direct marine discharges: A case study in environmental management from Malta. Persistent Toxic Substances Contamination of the European Region as a reflection of results of the GEF/UNEP Regional Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substances (RBA PTS) in Europe, the implementation of the Stockholm Convention and 'Community Strategy for Dioxins, Furans and PCBs'. 
Author 1/Producer: Axiak, V. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.recetox.muni.cz/coe/sources/workshop_1_rba_pts/II ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Diffuse pollution-->Contaminants-->Persistent Organic Pollutants
 
Short description: Malta is the smallest state (land area: 316 km2) with the highest population density (1100 inhabitants per km2) to be joining to European Union in May 2004. These constraints, together with a relatively high standard of living and economic development (including an intense influx of tourists especially during summer) have led to great anthropogenic pressures being exerted on the environmental quality of our coastal areas. Such areas are being exploited by multi users (often conflicting in nature) including touristic establishments, sports amenities; fish farming, desalination plants, urbanisation and others. Industrial and urban waste waters are mostly discharged untreated into the coastal waters, and several infrastructural problems often lead to a deterioration of water quality in some areas. In an effort to manage such environmental risks, the Environment Protection Directorate (Malta Environment and Planning Authority) had commissioned the present author (on behalf of the Malta University Services Ltd.,) to propose a National Marine Pollution Strategy (NMPS) with special reference to control direct marine discharges into the marine environment. The present paper outlines the key stages in the preparation of such a NMPS as well as its more relevant proposals (with special reference to persistent toxic substances). 
Link to Project(s): RECETOX Centre of Excellence in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology
 
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