#S98 Clear waters from pharmaceuticals (CWPharma)

Policy Area Hazards – Reducing the use and impact of hazardous substances

The aim of the main project idea is to support the control of priority and emerging substances, especially pharmaceuticals, and to reduce their impact in the Baltic Sea environment. The project, among others, is planning to deal with characterisation of major sources and pathways of priority and emerging substances to aquatic environments. It also looks into the occurrence of selected priority and emerging pollutants in influents, effluents and sewage sludge from wastewater treatment plants, and recipients. CWPharma will facilitate development and optimisation of techniques to remove emerging pollutants from wastewater.

Seed money project partnership:

Finnish Environment Institute (FI)
Institute of Environmental Protection – National Research Institute (PL)
Finnish Medicines Agency (FI)
Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology (LV)
Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre (LV)
Coalition Clean Baltic (SE)
County Administrative Board of Östergötland (SE)
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute (SE)
Tekniska Verken i Linköping AB (SE)
KWB - Berlin Centre of Competence for Water (DE)
Aarhus University (DK)
Helsinki Region Environmental Services HSY Water management Wastewater treatment (FI)


Noora Perkola, tel: +358 400 148 781, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.