Greece’s current water and wastewater regulations and the risks they pose to environmental hygiene and public health, as recommended by the European Union Commission
Ioannis Pantelis Adamopoulos 1 2 3 * , Niki Fotios Syrou 4 , Jovanna Pantelis Adamopoulou 5
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1 Region of Attica, Department of Environmental Hygiene and Sanitarian Public Health Inspections, South Sector of Athens, Athens, GREECE2 Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS3 Research Center of Excellence in Risk & Decision Sciences, School of Sciences, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, CYPRUS4 Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Karies, Trikala, GREECE5 Region of Attica, Department of Environmental Hygiene and Public Health Inspections, West Sector of Athens, Athens, GREECE* Corresponding Author

Abstract

To address emerging environmental issues, the European Union (EU) regularly updates its directives and regulations in the areas of wastewater treatment, water reuse, and water quality. The plan specifies standards for safe water reuse as well as quality requirements for treated wastewater. Legislation and regulations in Greece pertaining to wastewater management and water reuse assess how well-functioning current methods are at maintaining water quality, cutting pollution, and protecting public health. Analyze any unique challenges or successes in putting current laws into effect and keeping them in place. Determine areas of agreement and disagreement between EU plan and Greek legislation. EU proposal’s possible effects on Greece’s infrastructure, adoption of new technologies, and financial implications. This study is a perspective qualitative analysis. Selection of legislation, outline the criteria used for selecting the relevant legislation from EU and Greece. Data sources from obtained the legislation texts. Official government documents, legal databases, and reputable sources. Data variables extracted from the legislation, focusing on aspects related to environmental hygiene and public health risks. Comparative framework used to compare EU commission proposal with existing legislation in Greece. Evaluate the environmental hazards and problems associated with present wastewater management practices in Greece in terms of their potential influence on water quality, ecosystems, public health, and promote environmental hygiene.

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Article Type: Review Article

EUR J SUSTAIN DEV RES, 2024, Volume 8, Issue 2, Article No: em0251

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejosdr/14301

Publication date: 01 Apr 2024

Online publication date: 28 Feb 2024

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