ORIENTATIONS FOR THE FUNDING

The Programme will be implemented by way of two pre-defined projects.

1. Strengthening of Marine and Inland Water Management - Part I

Project promoter: Environmental Protection Agency

Maximum grant amount: €1,705,882

The aim of the project is the optimization of the monitoring and inventory system of hazardous substances in Lithuanian water bodies. The project shall consist of the following activities:

  • Development of inventories on hazardous substances emissions, discharges and losses into Lithuanian water bodies;
  • Revision and/or assessment of hazardous substances in Lithuanian water bodies; and
  • Establishment of an optimized monitoring programme.

2. Strengthening of Marine and Inland Water Management - Part II

Project promoter: Environmental Protection Agency

Maximum grant amount: €3,577,618

Theaim of the project is to improve the collection of data regarding biological water quality elements and the assessment of water quality; to assess the long-range trans-boundary air pollution and its impact on Lithuanian water bodies; and the implementation and assessment of effective measures for water status improvement. The project shall consist of the following activities:

  • Investigation of water quality problems and preparation of proposals for measures for risk water basins;
  • Collection of data regarding biological water quality elements and assessment of water quality;
  • Assessment of land cover changes;
  • Investigation and assessment of nutrients in theCuronian lagoon sediments, and its impact on water quality;
  • Annual assessments of the long-range trans boundary air pollution and its impact on water bodies, including the collection of
    relevant data;
  • Annual data collections and assessments of the impact of farming on water bodies;
  • Development of a modelling system for the evaluation of the impact of agricultural diffuse pollution on the water body and for
    the assessment of the impact of abatement measures on the water quality;
  • Establishment of a system for analysis, research and treatment of ballast waters;
  • Development of a methodology for the assessments of the damage done by hydropower plants;
  • Projects aimed at testing the effectiveness of water quality improvement measures;
  • Study on identification of causes on the status of the water of the Klaipeda seaport, and selection/development of measures to address it.

PROGRAMME PARTNER

The Donor Programme Partner is the Norwegian Environmental Agency.

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