Cleaner waters as the project target2016-04-05
Today marks official presentation of the project on water management in the forests of Baltic region. On that occasion, a two-day conference was hosted in Vilnius by the Ministry of Environment, gathering experts from the Baltics, as well as representatives of organisations involved part in the project.
The project seeks to mitigate the flows of food and harmful toxic compounds into the Baltic Sea and regional waters. For that purpose, the project seeks to improve the abilities of both the public and private participants in the project to improve the quality of water. The project currently involves 9 institutions representing 5 countries in the Baltic region, i.e. Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Lithuania. The coordinator of the project is the Swedish Forest Agency. The deadline for implementation of the project expires in 3 years.
As for Lithuania, the project is expected to facilitate decisions on optimum use of forest resources, implementing principles of a sustainable forest economy, and protecting clean internal waters as well as the Baltic Sea. Once the project is complete, there will be an advanced and cooperation-based network in place, promotion of joint research seeking to limit excessive flows of food reaching the Baltic Sea, drafting risk management plans for river catchment areas and water flows, etc.