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PROJECT OBJECTIVES:


The project has start in October 2010 and it is co-financed by the European Community Commission, General Direction for Environment, in the framework of LIFE + Program for Environmental Demonstrative Projects.

  • To combine various information and complex data, integrated in Open-GIS environment, in order to evaluate the present level of nutrient pollution in each vulnerable zone, as well as to assess the cost-efficiency of the measures applied in theses areas.
  • To adapt and interactively use, models which integrate pressures and nitrogen flux data, transfer, intermediate nitrogen retention / release and aquifer behaviour calculations.
  • To forecast by scenarios, related to the human activities and climate changes, the future evolution of water quality from the Barlad River Basin, meaning the response to the measures taken in the action programmes established by the CWG (Commission and Working Group for applying the Action Plan for the waters protection against the nutrients pollution from the agricultural sources).
  • The long - range objective of CLEANWATER Project is to contribute to the development of a modern Romanian water management system by elaboration of a completely integrated system as basis for the Barlad River Basin District Management Plan according to EU legislation (especially Water Framework Directive) and by gaining the knowledge and experience to be used later in management of other river basins of Romania.

Note: At a result, we intend to assist the replication of the developed system at whole country level, like a support for the implementation of Nitrates Directive. The results of the project will be actually implemented through planning, structural and management measures, which will eventually have a tangible effect on the state of the environment. The project results will be accessible for the members of CWG (Commission and Working Group for applying the Action Plan for the waters protection against the nutrients pollution from the agricultural sources), Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Water Basins Directions, River Basin Committee.


The system intends to integrate the following sub-components:

  • 1. Project management
  • 2. Creation of a representative database
  • 3. Modelling approach for environment protection and water service recovery cost
  • 4. Development of the Open- GIS system to integrate the mathematical models and economical analysis
  • 5. Farmer’s implication in the nitrates management
  • 6. Dissemination of results
  • 7. Project monitoring


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