Improve Water Quality in Transitional Waters (ERDF: €30m)
Cross-border collaboration is essential to adequately address the requirements of the Water Framework Directive, in relation to shared transitional waters. The Programme will facilitate the implementation of common approaches to the management of the water resources and the sharing of best practice and technical expertise across the eligible region, drawing on the relative strengths of the three jurisdictions.
This objective will improve the water quality in shared transitional waters. It will result in an increased percentage of shared transitional waters in the region with good or high quality. Marine modelling of cross-border transitional and coastal waters can identify the sources of pollution and the optimum way to achieve and maintain good water quality status.
Such modelling will identify the most effective interventions and improvements required for the sewerage network and wastewater treatment works that impact on the shared waters. Interventions will be focused on two transitional and cross-border water bodies, Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle.
Output: 10,000 people benefiting from improved wastewater treatment
Output: 2 sewerage network and wastewater treatment projects completed to improve water quality in shared transitional waters
The above outputs can be achieved through the following indicative actions:
- Research and development in wastewater treatment technologies, including the use of sustainable technologies with direct relevance to the shared transitional waters;
- Creation of demonstration sites in the catchment areas to illustrate best practice wastewater treatment methodologies;
- Sewerage network and wastewater treatment projects to protect and enhance the Water Framework Directive classification of the cross-border catchment areas.
Closed Funding Calls
The SEUPB closed this call at 3pm on Friday 30 October 2015.
- Environment - Objective 2.3 'Improving water quality in transitional waters'. Full details of the call, including expected results and outputs can be accessed here.