Many cities in the region are located on the coastline of the Baltic, but even more are closely connected to the sea and its inland water bodies. Due to alarming state of the Baltic Sea, improved water management, restoration and monitoring of rivers and lakes has become an important goal for the countries in the region. UBC cities have taken the leadership in protection of the regional waters and the Baltic Sea. In the Hub's section on fresh water we will share important findings and practices related to this field.
Good practices for Fresh water
Good practice cases presented in the Hub illustrate processes of implementing investments, piloting or innovative solutions that certain actors have experienced and sharing of which is beneficial for Hub’s target users. From a good practice description you would find who did what and why, over what period of time, what was the result, how much did it cost and where the funding came from. Additionally, good practice might elaborate on a specific setting and prerequisites of the process and influencing regulatory factors.
Technical solutions for Fresh water
Technical solutions describe specific technologies that can be used in order to improve certain process or solve a specific problem. Technical solution is usually offered by a supplier, and you can learn about how exactly it functions, what prerequisites are needed, approximate cost. Brief examples of where it has been implemented and with what results can be found from a solution’s description, or elaborated in more details as a good practice.
Tools for Fresh water
Tools available via the Hub are self-standing instruments that can be downloaded or reached through the source and immediately applied by the end users. If available, descriptions of the process and results of systematic application of certain tools will be described as good practices.
Innovations for Fresh water
Innovation cases highlight new technologies and approaches with high implementability in the Baltic Sea Region. As new approaches need laboratory and pilot scale testing before reaching full maturity, technologies with high potential but no final results or financial analysis are mainly highlighted here.