Sensitive Areas - Findings of final report
Sensitive areas – the risk of eutrophication and degradation of water quality
Methodology to identifying sensitive areas
Approach chosen for this report and findings
In the present context, therefore, the identification of sensitive areas has been based upon extensive literature review, stakeholder consultation and analysis according to terms and definitions provided for the Urban Waste-Water Treatment Directive.
On this basis the sensitive areas identified are listed below.
Table 1: Sensitive areas
|Sensitive Area No and Name||River Basin Name||Number of Agglomerations upstream|
|SA01 Lake Fierza||Drin||8|
|SA02 Lake Koman||Drin||1|
|SA03 Kune Vain Tale North||Drin||5|
|SA04 Lake Shkodra||Drin||2|
|SA05 Buna Mouth/ Viluni Lagoon||Buna||6|
|SA06 Lake Ohrid||Drin||4|
|SA07 Big Lake Prespa||Drin||1|
|SA08 Little Lake Prespa||Drin||0|
|SA09 Lake Ulëz||Mat||1|
|SA10 Kune Vain Tale South||Mat||2|
|SA12 Bish Kamez Rrushkull||Erzeni||10|
|SA13 Karavasta Lagoon||Shkumbin||10|
|SA13 Karavasta Lagoon||Seman||29|
|SA14 Belsh Lakes||Shkumbin||1|
|SA15 Lake Banja||Seman||1|
|SA16 Vjosa River Narta Lagoon||Vjosa||13|
|SA17 Orikum Lagoon||Vjosa||3|
|SA18 Lake Butrint||Vjosa||2|
Taking into account the identified sensitive areas and the population equivalents of the identified agglomerations, nutrient removal would be required for 24 agglomerations.
 This includes nitrogen or phosphorus in the form of ions such as ammonium, nitrate and orthophosphate.