ICPDR to Host Kick-off Event for Tethys Project

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Building on the successes of the Danube Hazard m3c project, the launch of the Tethys project is set to take place on April 11-12, 2024, in Vienna. Funded by the Danube Regional Programme, Tethys will bring together 13 project partners and 10 associated strategic partners to address hazardous substances pollution in the Danube River Basin.

The Tethys Project aims to further capitalize the achievements of the Danube Hazard m3c project by refining and operationalizing its outcomes at both national and basin-wide levels. The project will equip national organizations and the ICPDR with fit-for-purpose procedures and tools essential for evaluating, prioritizing, and designing measures to control hazardous substances pollution. These tools include new transnational and national databases, enhanced data management and processing capabilities, and comprehensive emission models conducive to risk assessment. Additionally, Tethys will bridge existing gaps in technical knowledge, institutional capacity, and operational tools through various demonstration and capacity-building activities offered to project partner institutions. Ultimately, Tethys will formulate a coordinated strategy outlining priority actions for the effective control of chemicals in the Danube River Basin.

The Kick-off Event, hosted by the ICPDR, will commence with a brief, one-hour Conference on April 11, 2024, in hybrid mode, open to all interested experts and stakeholders. The program details, how to join the Conference, and links to download the workshop materials are all available below.