Tethys Project Launched to Manage Hazardous Substances Pollution in the Danube River Basin

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Building on the successes of the Danube Hazard m3c project, the Tethys project was launched in January 2024. 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.

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The project is supported by the EU Interreg Danube Region Programme.

The Tethys Project aims to further capitalize on 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.

This project is supported by the Interreg Danube Region Programme, co-funded by the European Union. The project duration is 01/2024 - 06/2026, with a total project budget of 2,937,185 €, out of which Interreg Funds provide an amount of 2,349,748 €.

For more information, please be sure to visit the Tethys EU project homepage!