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Project acronym: PRESTO

Project title: Project on reduction of the eutrophication of the Baltic Sea today

Application call: 4

Priority: 3. Baltic Sea as a common resource

Project website: www.prestobalticsea.eu

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Lead Partner:

Vanha suurtori 7
20500 Turku
FI
Björn Grönholm
E-mail: bjorn.gronholm@ubc.net
Phone: +358449075987
Fax: +35822623425

Project Manager:

Union of the Baltic Cities, Environmental and Sustainable Development Secretariat/City of Turku
Vanha suurtori 7
20500 Turku
FI
Björn Grönholm
E-mail: bjorn.gronholm@ubc.net
Phone: +358449075987
Fax: +35822623425


Information Manager:

Union of the Baltic Cities, Environmental and Sustainable Development Secretariat/City of Turku
Vanha suurtori 7
20500 Turku
FI
Agnieszka Ilola
E-mail: agnieszka.ilola@ubc.net
Phone: +358445002133
Fax: +358 2 262 3425



Summary description of the project:

Project PRESTO (Project on Reduction of the Eutrophication of the Baltic Sea Today) tackled the eutrophication which is the main environmental problem of the Baltic Sea. Eutrophication is caused by excess load of nutrients - nitrogen and phosphorus - to the sea mainly from land-based sources.

Main objectives and related activities of PRESTO project:

1. To improve water quality along River Daugava and River Neman and the Baltic Sea by direct investments into municipal waste water treatment – reduction of nutrient load up to 500 tons per year

Main actions:

- cost efficient and high-impact pilot investments in wastewater treatment plants in Grodno, Molodechno and Vitebsk

- development of the existing processes in Kaunas and Daugavpils

2. To increase the competence of operating staff of the WWTPs, plant designers and university staff who train the future wastewater engineers.

Main actions:

- development of educational course and materials for the three Belarusian technical universities (Brest, Minsk and Polotsk)

- workshops for operative, administrative and educational experts on modern waste water treatments technologies

3. To increase awareness in the BSR about the harmful effects of nutrients in watercourses and how to tackle the problem.

Main actions:

- forums aiming at exchange of information between the authorities, decision makers and other relevant actors about the tools and legislation needed to improve water quality in Baltic Sea Region;

- promotion of good practices in nutrient removal and sustainable sludge handling in the Baltic Sea Region

Project consortium:

Union of the Baltic Cities Commission on Environment (LP), John Nurminen Founadtion, Technical University of Berlin, Baranovichi Municipal Unitary Manufacturing Enterprise, Grodno Municipal Unitary Manufacturing Enterprise, Molodezhno Municipal Unitary Manufacturing Enterprise, Vitebsk Municipal Unitary Manufacturing Enterprise, Brest State Technical University, Belarussian National Technical University, Polotsk State University, Daugavpils Water Ltd., Kaunas Water Ltd.


Achievements of the project so far:

Reduction of 200 tons of P was achieved through investments realized in Belarusian WWTPs. Following investments were implemented:

Grodno:

• Renovation of sluice gates in 2 of the aeration blocks;

• Implementation of A2O process for biological nutrient removal in one of the aeration blocks;

• Replacement of aerators in one of the aeration blocks;

• Implementation of flow-controlled chemical precipitation of P using F or Al salts.

Molodechno:

• Implementation of AO process in biological treatment lines;

• Installation of on-line P and N measurement instruments to monitor the secondary effluent quality, and dissolved O2 measurement instruments in aeration basins;

• Implementation of flow-controlled chemical precipitation of P using F or Al salts.

Vitebsk:

• Implementation of pumping of primary treated wastewater to 2 of the bioblocks;

• Procurement of new air blowers for the above mentioned bioblocks;

• Implementation of flow-controlled chemical precipitation of P using F or Al salts.

The project partners and associated partners are have up-to-date skills on modern wastewater treatment (nutrient removal) through a series of capacity building workshops and site visits. Results of the workshops have been also introduced into the academic education in Belarus.

A framework paper for development of the education on waste water treatment in Belarus was drafted and on that basis a common academic course was organised in December 2013 together with all partner universities and two other Belarusian technical universities. Also, study material package on modern waste water treatment was developed.

Awareness on reasoning for and needs (technological and political) of modern waste water treatment (nutrient removal) was raised significantly through the four thematic public forums. Each forum (environmental, technological, policy and Belarusian country forum) attracted approximately 100 international participants including e.g. decision makers, scientists, NGOs and other

stakeholders. On basis of the forums, a booklet was produced: Eutrophication - Environment, Policy & Technology. Booklet is also part of the study material package for universities.

Cooperation with the Belarusian water association AquaBel has been established in order to disseminate the results of PRESTO to all Belarusian waste water treatment operators and to develop a lifelong learning concept for Belarusian water professionals on basis of the experiences gained in PRESTO. Also, cooperation between Aquabel and DWA (Deutch Water Association) has been established and some of the DWA standards have been translated by the University partners and introduced into the Belarusian standards.



Project Duration: Jun 2011 - Sep 2014
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 4.564.350,00
ERDF co-financing: 1.113.040,00
ENPI co-financing: 2.798.460,00
Norwegian national contribution: 0,00

List of partners

Union of the Baltic Cities Commission on Environment/City of Turku
20500 Turku | FINLAND
Vanha suurtori 7
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Hannamaria Yliruusi
Phone: -
E-mail: hannamaria.yliruusi@ubc.net
Web: www.ubc-environment.net
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:771.103,00
ERDF co-financing:496.577,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
John Nurminen Foundation
240 Helsinki | FINLAND
Pasilankatu 2
Region: Etelä-Suomi
Contact person: Tuuli Ojala
Phone: -
E-mail: tuuli.ojala@jnfoundation.fi
Web: www.johnnurmisensaatio.fi / www.cleanbalticsea.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:900.541,00
ERDF co-financing:282.338,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Technical University of Berlin
D-10623 Berlin | GERMANY
Strasse des 17. Juni 135
Region: Berlin
Contact person: Mathias Ernst
Phone: +493031425493
E-mail: mathias.ernst@tu-berlin.de
Web: www.tu-berlin.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:264.888,00
ERDF co-financing:148.615,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Baranovichi Municipal Unitary Manufacturing Enterprise "Vodokanal"
225409 Baranovichi | BELARUS
55, Komsomolskaya str
Region: Brestskaya Oblastj.
Contact person: Tikhno Dmitry Viktorovich
Phone: 8 (0163) 42-37-63
E-mail: info @ veda. By
Web: www. veda. By
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:26.040,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Grodno Municipal Unitary Manufacturing Enterprise "GrodnoVodokanal"
230005 Grodno | BELARUS
100, Dzerzhinsky str
Region: Grodnenskaya Oblastj.
Contact person: Viktor Bakun
Phone: 8 (0152) 70-28-71
E-mail: pvkh@tut.by
Web: www.vodokanal.grodno.by
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:831.040,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Molodezhno Municipal Unitary Manufacturing Enterprise "MolodezhnoVodokanal"
222310 Molodezhno | BELARUS
4, Builo str
Region: Minskaya Oblastj, g. Minsk.
Contact person: Stanislav Bakun
Phone: 8 (01773) 5-35-67
E-mail: mol_voda@tut.by
Web: not available
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:691.040,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Vitebsk Municipal Unitary Manufacturing Enterprise "VitebskVodokanal"
210033 Vitebsk | BELARUS
37, Mira str
Region: Vitebskaya Oblastj.
Contact person: Leonid Lemesch
Phone: 8 (0212) 23-70-66
E-mail: vvk@vitebsk.by
Web: not available
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:796.040,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Brest State Technical University
224017 Brest | BELARUS
267, Moscow str , building 2, aud. 2/207
Region: Brestskaya Oblastj.
Contact person: Zhitenev Boris
Phone: +375(162) 420167
E-mail: gitenev@tut.by, lesheina@mail.ru
Web: http://www.bstu.by
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:17.471,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Belarussian National Technical University
220013 Minsk | BELARUS
65, Nezavisimosti avenue
Region: Minskaya Oblastj, g. Minsk.
Contact person: Eduard Mikhnevich
Phone: (017) 2370458 11
E-mail: Ed_mik_bia@tut.by
Web: www.bntu.by
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:28.471,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Polotsk State University
211440 Novopolotsk | BELARUS
29, Blokhin str
Region: Vitebskaya Oblastj.
Contact person: Kupriyanchik Tatjana
Phone: + 375 214 51 11 98
E-mail: tatiana-kpr@yandex.ru
Web: www.psu.by
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:19.471,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Daugavpils Water Ltd.
5400 Daugavpils | LATVIA
3 Ūdensvada str.
Region: Latvija
Contact person: Mr. Aleksejs Semjonovs
Phone: +371 65447815
E-mail: alexis@daugavpils.udens.lv
Web: www.daugavpils.udens.lv
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:174.170,00
ERDF co-financing:148.044,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Kaunas Water Ltd.
44158 Kaunas | LITHUANIA
43 Aukstaiciu str.
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Mr Dainius Gudavicius
Phone: +370 37301888
E-mail: Dainius.gudavicius@kaunovandenys.lt
Web: www.kaunovandenys.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:44.070,00
ERDF co-financing:37.459,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00