Introduction to the Fruit Basket, project Output Library

The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) Programme 2007-2013 financed in total 90 transnational cooperation projects covering a wide scope of themes. In order to share the work done with you, the Programme has created this online basket of projects – a Fruit Basket if you will (formally called the Output Library).

The Fruit Basket may be used for diverse purposes. For example, when you have a specific challenge in your area with regard to transport, you may want to find out what has been done previously in that area and you will most likely find useful documents that would increase your knowledge in the specific topic. Take your pick!

You searched for "Water management". 35 outputs found.

Project:
Title:
Report: Innovative approaches to chemicals control of hazardous substances
Date:
Oct 2011
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The objective was by screening of waste waters to contribute to identify sources for the 11 hazardous substances prioritised in the Baltic Sea region. Screening introduced wide and new information on occurrence of this set of substances in wastewaters. A joint evaluation of ecotoxicity of wastewaters was also carried out and recommendations for Whole Effluent Assessment (WEA) approach with limit values for the region provided. An important aim was also to harmonise methodology serving quality requirements in water management.
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Report: Major sources and flows of the Baltic Sea Action Plan hazardous substances
Date:
Jan 2012
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Substance flow analyses (SFA) were conducted in participating Baltic Sea countries and a wide compilation of information on sources and emissions for Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) hazardous substances was created. Use and emission patterns show regional differences as well as differences between the substance groups. Identification of the major sources and flows of the BSAP-substances has led to an increased awareness in the region, of the importance and complexity of source tracking. Also estimation of inputs to the Sea for a set of BSAP substances was carried out.
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Guidance documents for 11 BSAP hazardous substances
Date:
Jan 2012
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The project developed 11 guidance documents on measures to reduce cost-effectively emissions and discharges for substances and substance groups of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP). This information is useful for work with hazardous substances in water management, for authorities, water managers, enterprises. In many aspects regional or national work dealing with these demanding substances can benefit from project's outputs.
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Cross-country analysis: River Basin Management Plans: Institutional framework and planning process
Date:
Nov 2011
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The report contains the main results of the cross-country analysis of the 1st River Basin Management Plans required by the EU Water Framework Directive and their planning processes in 7 Baltic Sea Region countries. Based on the analysis results, the recommendations for the 2nd planning round have been given.
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Waterpraxis pilot reports: Environmental, economical and social impact assessment
Date:
Jan 2012
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Several different kind of approaches of environmental, economical and social impact assessment were applied and tested in the 4 pilot areas of Waterpraxis project. The results have been presented in this report. The methods tested are applicable around the Baltic Sea Region.
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Pilot investments: Small-scale groundwater purification systems
Date:
Dec 2011
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Two ground water quality improvement systems were designed and constructed in the villages of Kudirkos Naumiestis and Bagotoji in Lithuanian pilot area Sesupe River Basin. The construction works were partly funded by the BSR Programme and partly by the municipalities. The technical solutions can be applied as such in any location suffering from bad quality drinking water. The pilot investments are a good example of realisation of environmental investments by BSR Programme funding and local funding together.
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Implementation and status of priority measures to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus leakage
Date:
Dec 2012
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The most commonly used agri-environment measures, implementation regulation and implementation subsidies were established and assessed in all the 9 riparian countries of the Baltic Sea and Belarus. 10 sountry reports and a regional summary reports show the variety of management approaches that exists even across the EU countries in regulating and subsidizing agri-environment measures. This demonstrate the flexibility within the CAP system, but also the need to increase knowledge of effect and emphasize context specific planning of agri-environment measures.
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Scenarios on agricultural production, nutrient loads and multiple benefits in future climate
Date:
Dec 2012
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Two reports are published which integrate future climate and agricultural production scenarios and local stakeholder perceptions with recent international knowledge on agri-environment measures and nutrient load assessment models. Productive agriculture adapted to reduced nutrient losses in future climate - Model and stakeholder based scenarios of Baltic Sea catchments (published by Finnish Environment Institute); Consequences of future nutrient load scenarios on multiple benefits of agricultural production (published by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Project:
Title:
The Common Agricultural Policy post-2013: a Pathway to Regional Cohesion?
Date:
Dec 2012
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The report evaluates the potential for reforms in the European Union Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to support more effective agri-environmental measures, the provision of ecosystem services and policy coordination across the Baltic Sea Region. Building on lessons learned and the identified challenges in implementing agri-environment policies, the report aims to show some of the opportunities and risks that country-level actors may face in the current and future CAP reforms.
Project:
Title:
Assessments of climate change impacts
Date:
Oct 2011
Description:
Potential impacts of climate change were assessed or mapped i.a. in Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Tampere, Hanko, Klaipeda, Klaipeda District, Hamburg, Bergen, West Estonian coastal area, Riga, Kalundborg and the German coast. The impact assessments serve as background information for adaptation measurements or scenario workshops. Documents can be found at: http://www.baltcica.org/results/documents.html#Reports (headline “Climate Change Impacts (Background Studies) and http://www.baltcica.org/casestudies/estonia.html
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Book of "Good Practices in Sludge Management"
Date:
Dec 2012
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Book of "Good Practices in Sludge Management" presents technical solutions used in municipal wastewater sludge handling including disposal processes. The book compares the results achievable by application of different techniques, explores relevant emerging technologies and legal limitations for the further sewage sludge use. It is available for on-line reading gpsm.purebalticsea.eu. The whole book language versions are English (with an appendix), German, Latvian, Polish and Russian. The book is targeted to wastewater treatment operators, authorities and students of the sector.
Project:
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Technical audit reports to enhance phosphorous removal in 6 municipal wastewater treatment plants.
Date:
Nov 2010
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Six technical audit reports for the wastewater treatment plants of Brest (Belarus), Jurmala (Latvia), Kohtla-Järve (Estonia), Gdansk and Szczecin (Poland) includes the description of the current technical processes, necessary technology to decrease the concentration of phosphorus in purified wastewater and the consequent additional investment and operation costs. Target of the audits were to support plants to reach HELCOM recommendation, the concentration of 0.5 mg/l phosphorus in outgoing wastewaters. Available at http://www.purebalticsea.eu/index.php/pure:technical_audits
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“PURE Benchmark online database” for municipalities and water companies
Date:
Oct 2012
Description:
New benchmarking service for municipalities and water companies “PURE Benchmark online database” (www.purebenchmark.net) contains wastewater treatment information from 30 municipalities and 3100 wastewater treatment plants. The user-friendly and practical online tool has been developed by local users for practical needs like reporting and anonymous benchmarking. The database monitors the level of wastewater treatment and technology used in the BSR.
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On-line training materials about municipal sludge handling, investments in phosphorous removal
Date:
Oct 2012
Description:
On-line training materials concluding the topics of PURE project are available at http://www.purebalticsea.eu/index.php/pure:materials. Materials among other things include information about municipal sludge handling, investments in enhanced phosphorous removal in municipal wastewater treatment plants and eutrophication of the Baltic Sea. Materials give information about PURE project accomplishments and challenges.
Project:
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Investments for enhanced phosphorous removal in 3 municipal wastewater treatment plants in BSR
Date:
Sep 2013
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Investments implemented in municipal wastewater treatment plants in Jurmala and Riga in Latvia and in Brest, Belarus, are described in the brochure PURE ACTIONS FOR BALTIC SEA PROTECTION available in http://www.purebalticsea.eu/index.php/pure:materials. It presents the content and procedure of the investment as well as future plan. It provides with interesting investment cases for wastewater treatment operators, authorities, policy makers, companies and students about how it is possible, in different wastewater treatment plants, to reach HELCOM recommendation regarding phosphorous treatment.
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Manual “Inspiring Stories from Ecovillages: Experiences with Ecological Technologies and Practices”
Date:
Dec 2013
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'The manual presents a selection of stories told by ecovillages' residents in BSR about solutions for ecological living concerning planning, construction, energy solutions, waste and waste water management, composting and recycling, food production, and transport and commuting. The book aims at providing a tangible view of the BSR ecovillages’ variety and innovativeness, as well as being a source of inspiration to anyone interested in searching for ecological solutions to housing and living issues, wherever they live. Book is available in EN, SV, FI, LV, LT, PL languages: http://goo.gl/A8IpVk
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Title:
SUBMARINER Compendium – An Assessment of Innovative and Sustainable Uses of Baltic Marine Resources
Date:
Dec 2012
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The SUBMARINER Compendium provides, for the first time, a comprehensive assessment of the potential for innovative and sustainable uses of Baltic marine resources. The current state of knowledge has been gathered and set against the backdrop of environmental, institutional and regulatory conditions for the topics: * Macraoalge Harvesting & Cultivation, * Mussel Cultivation, * Reed Harvesting, * Large-Scale Microalgae Cultivation, * Blue Biotechnology, * Wave Energy, * Sustainable Fish Aquaculture, * Combinations with Offshore Wind Parks.
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SUBMARINER Roadmap – Towards blue-green growth in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Sep 2013
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The SUBMARINER Roadmap promotes new initiatives in the field of sustainable and innovative uses of Baltic marine resources. The focus is on the key issues that require joint efforts in the Baltic Sea Region in order to enhance blue-green growth in the region while sustaining and improving its natural capital and, in particular, the Baltic Sea itself. The SUBMARINER Roadmap serves as the reference document for the SUBMARINER Network which was granted flagship status under the Priority Area “Innovation” of the revised Action Plan of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.
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SUBMARINER Interactive Map
Date:
Jun 2014
Description:
SUBMARINER has developed a web-based, interactive map showing institutions and sites connected to innovative marine uses across the Baltic Sea Region. The map can be accessed via http://map.submariner-project.eu. There is also the possibility to add new points to the map via the button “add point on map”. The entries can be filtered according to resources, countries, application fields as well as types of institutions and sites.
Project:
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Film: Ripples on Baltic Waters
Date:
Sep 2014
Description:
In Ripples on Baltic waters you meet three farmers from Latvia, Sweden and Germany that produce food and energy in a way that is good for the environment and society as a whole. By establishing wetlands, recycling toilet waste and using animal manure in a smart way they reduce nutrient leakage from the fields. If more farmers follow their lead, the Baltic Sea and watercourses in the region will have a brighter future. The Latvian farmer introduced in the film, Juris Cirulis, who runs the Mezaciruli family farm, was subsequently awarded the WWF Baltic Farmer of the Year Award for 2014.
Project:
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Investments in upgrading Vecauce farm biogas plant for improved environmental effect (Latvia)
Date:
Sep 2014
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Improvements in the Vecauce farm biogas plant in Latvia in digestate storage capacity, slurry spreading and biomass pre-treatment and feeding bring about • improved energy yield due to better fermentation of solid substrates; • cleaner waters and better soils from using perennial grasses instead of maize silage; • increased nutrient recycling and more efficient organic fertilization Vecauce is a research and training farm of the Latvian University of Agriculture and also welcomes delegations of farmers and policy makers to study visits.
Project:
Title:
5th Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea Conference
Date:
Sep 2014
Description:
The Conference ‘Greener Agriculture for a Bluer Baltic Sea 2014’ was arranged for the 5th straight year, this time in Warsaw, Poland on 23-24 September 2014 as a cooperative effort of international and Polish organisations. The event attracted 210 participants from 12 countries with various backgrounds again proving its value for the stakeholders as a platform for knowledge sharing and cross-sector dialogue. The theme of this year's conference was 'Shared sea-shared challenges-shared solutions'. Conference report is available on the website www.gabbs.eu.
Project:
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Report: More from agriculture-testing the concept and practise of locally driven environmental initatives
Date:
Sep 2014
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The report integrates the theory of ecosystem based management and the communication concept developed in Baltic COMPASS with case studies across the BSR and observations about the new CAP to uncover ways to achieve more from agriculture with respect to water quality and connected benefits. It concludes that the existing political and cooperation frameworks do allow to implement a more balanced and engaging agri-environmental management and that invididuals hold the key to change: open and honest communication.
Project:
Title:
Report: Three investments in enhanced phosphorous removal in Belarus
Date:
Sep 2014
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Three municipal wastewater treatment (cities of Molodecho, Grodno and Vitebsk) plants invested in enhanced phosphorous removal and better control of the process. Technology purchased by the plants was unknown in Belarus before and investments done in PRESTO have been showcasing this technology for the whole Belarusian water sector. The annual reduction of phosphorous will be app. 200 tons.
Project:
Title:
Technical audit reports to enhance phosphorous removal in 5 wastewater treatment plants
Date:
Sep 2014
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Five technical audit reports for the wastewater treatment plants in Belarus (Baranovichi, Grodno, Moldechno, Vitebsk and Lida) includes the description of the current technical processes, necessary technology to decrease the concentration of phosphorus in purified wastewater and the consequent additional investment and operation costs. Target of the audits were to support plants to reach HELCOM recommendation, the concentration of 0.5 mg/l phosphorus in outgoing wastewaters.
Project:
Title:
On-line training material package about municipal wastewater treatment and nutrient removal
Date:
Sep 2014
Description:
On-line training package concluding the topics of PRESTO project are available at http://www.prestobalticsea.eu/index.php/pr:capacity_building. Materials among other things include information about impacts of nutrients on water bodies, appearance and amounts of nutrients in municipal wastewater and investments in enhanced phosphorous removal in municipal wastewater treatment plants. It includes the Framework Paper for development of education on waste water treatment and brochures about nutrients in the Baltic Sea.
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Report: Investment in Kaunas municipal wastewater treatment plant in Lithuania
Date:
Mar 2014
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Kaunas wastewater treatment plant was built in 1998 and currently the plant serves 375 000 persons in the Kaunas municipality area. After the start of the operation plant has focused on optimizations on treatment process and on its actions on reducing nutrient input to the river Neman and to the Baltic Sea. Investments implemented in the PRESTO project where part of the ongoing optimization process and they are described in the Report “Saving the Baltic Sea – Investing in municipal wastewater treatment in Kaunas, Lithuania”.
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Report: Investment in Daugavpils municipal wastewater treatment plant in Latvia
Date:
Mar 2014
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Project:
Title:
Guidelines on agri-environmental practices for farmers and advisors
Date:
Aug 2013
Description:
The project website holds information on 50 different agri-environmental measures and their suitability for different farms. Through these measures, the farmers can reduce nutrient losses from farms as well as save money, by improving practices and investing in best available technology. Some of the measures require public funding to be sustainable, but some do not require any additional funding. You can learn more about agri-environmental measures suitable for the Baltic Sea Region at http://www.balticdeal.eu/measures/selection_measures/
Project:
Title:
Fully operational demonstration farms and demonstration farm network in partner countries
Date:
Sep 2013
Description:
The demonstration farm network is established and operational in all 7 project countries (FI, EE, LV, LT, PL, DK, SE) uniting 117 farms. The description of all network farms is available here: http://www.balticdeal.eu/farms/ Description of measures and investments made on demo farms is available here: http://www.balticdeal.eu/documents/reportenvironmental-measures-and-investments-on-baltic-deal-demonstration-farms/
Project:
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Strategy for development of agri-environmental advisory services in BSR
Date:
Jul 2013
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The strategy outlines the future cooperation possibilities of the agricultural advisory organizations in BSR. The key message of the strategy is to continue to strengthen the transnational co-operation among advisory actors. This must be done in light of varying national competence areas, a variation that stimulates knowledge transfer across national borders. Another key message is the need to strengthen demonstration farm networks nationally and internationally and provide advisory support.
Project:
Title:
Common vision of BSR farmers’ organisations on sustainable development
Date:
Aug 2012
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13 farmers’ organisations from eight countries around the Baltic Sea within the Baltic Farmers’ Forum on the Environment have agreed on joint guidelines for a sustainable agriculture within the whole region. The farmers call for improvement of efficiency of production, which results in higher productivity and less environmental impact.
Project:
Title:
Transnational internet platform for exchange of experiences
Date:
Sep 2013
Description:
The project website http://www.balticdeal.eu/advisory provides information on different topics related to farm advisory, such as recommendations for group advice, advisory services and methods, communication, best cases from the Baltic Deal project and other projects as well as training materials from all countries involved in the project. The information is open to access to any farmer or advisor who is interested in improving the environmental performance of agriculture.
Project:
Title:
Report on the effects of ship emissions in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea
Date:
Apr 2013
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Regional model calculations focusing on the effects of ship emissions in the Baltic and North Sea have been made. The calculations show that per person an additional 0.1 - 0.2 years of life lost is estimated in areas close to the major ship tracks with present emission levels. An increase in ship activity has resulted in higher emissions and subsequently air concentrations of in particular NOx, especially in and around several major ports.
Project:
Title:
Environmental Port Index
Date:
Mar 2013
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One way for a port to benchmark its environmental performance is to take part in an index. An environmental index could help port management to understand which environmental issues to concentrate on and is a way to educate the staff on environmetnal issues related to port activities. It could also be seen as a marketing tool. The components of the CLEANSHIP proposed Environmental Port Index for the Baltic Sea Region includes three categories: 1) the port's Environmental Management Syste 2) measures of environmental condition in the port 3) shipping environmental aspect.