Enhancement of the Accident Emergency Response Systems
The subject of this project component is to support development activities for accident emergency warning and prevention of accidental pollution. The experience from the accidental pollution events indicated that the basically established AEWS needs substantial improvement before it can become a satisfactory tool for adequate management of transboundary contamination from catastrophic events.
During Phase 1 of the Project, a new internet based communication solution was introduced to the AEWS. An Inventory and prioritization of old contaminated sites in potentially flooded areas was carried out and further recommendations and a check list methodology for the investigation and risk assessment of old contaminated sites was prepared.
Building on the Phase 1 results, the project will further support the AEWS, in particular through establishment of the national alert centres (PIACs) in Serbia and Montenegro and upgrading of Danube Basin Alarm Model. Implementation of pilot projects on the application of checklist methodology for industrial sites (refinery/oil industry) and the further development of inventories of contaminated sites in flood risk areas will be key activities of the Phase 2