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Improving the stormwater discharge systems to decrease the load of nutrients, hazardous substances and litter to the sea
by Ministry of the Environment (Estonia) (Government)
Storm water discharge systems that discharge directly into the sea contribute significantly to nutrient, hazardous substances and litter loads. Storm water systems which are well managed, work effectively, have appropriate water treatment systems help to reduce the marine pollution. The objective is to map all relevant storm water discharge points on Estonian coast, make the assessment of pollution loads from storm water discharges and water quality monitoring in marine areas, analyse and propose appropriate pollution reduction measures, revise the national regulatory system to support the construction of effective storm water system in coastal areas.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Plastics recovery/recycling/reuse
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Cleaner production
  • Industrial effluent pre-treatment
December 2020
Improved stormwater discharge systems
Financing (in USD)
150,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Analysis of the existing regulations, changes in existing regulations, monitoring of water quality
Basic information
Time-frame: December 2017 - December 2020
Municipalities (Governmental)
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Rene Reisner, Head of the Marine Environment Department, rene.reisner@envir.ee, +3726262855
Tallinn, Estonia
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