Round table organized by HAZU: Pollution of the Adriatic – Impact of urban wastewater
On June 28, 2023, the Scientific Council for Natural Science Research of the Adriatic Sea and the Scientific Council for Nature and Environmental Protection of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts organized a round table on the topic “Pollution of the Adriatic – the impact of municipal wastewater”.
Three of our scientists participated in the round table as speakers. dr. Grozdan Kušpilić, head of the Laboratory of Chemical Oceanography and Sedimentology, gave a presentation on “The state of pollution of the Adriatic coastal waters”, dr. Mladen Šolić, Head of the Laboratory of Microbiology, gave a lecture on “Microbiological quality of marine beaches in Croatia” and dr. Živana Ninčević Gladan, Director of the Institute and Head of the Laboratory for Plankton and Shellfish Toxicity, gave a lecture on “The response of the phytoplankton community to environmental changes”.
In addition to our scientists, the roundtable was also addressed by ing. Ognjen Pulić, director of Odvodnja Rovinj – Rovigno d.o.o., and M.Sc. sc. Donat Petricioli, owner of D.I.I.V. d.o.o., who presented on the topic “The Zadar Canal as a recipient of Zadar’s wastewater”. The presentation was moderated by Academician Mladen Juračić.
The aim of the round table was to point out the current state of pollution of the Adriatic Sea and to emphasize the importance of cleaning the sewage that flows into the canal. We especially wanted to point out the problem of insufficient treatment of municipal wastewater and the uneven load of sewage systems in tourist areas during the peak summer season. After the presentation, a discussion took place and recommendations were adopted.