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From theory and plans to eco-efficient and sustainable practices to improve the status of the Baltic Sea - WATERPRAXIS

Rationale of the project

© Ilkka Heikkinen

The project WATERPRAXIS "From theory and plans to eco-efficient and sustainable practices to improve the status of the Baltic Sea" aims to improve the status of the Baltic Sea by assisting the implementation of river basin management plans into practice in the region. WATERPRAXIS is partly funded by the Interreg IVB Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013.


WATERPRAXIS project successfully completed

The WATERPRAXIS project has been finished in January 2012. The project partners invite you to browse through our website.

You can find final reports of all work packages on the page “final results”.
Furthermore, all outputs from the project, the presentations and other material from the various events are available in the “downloads and results” section.

We hope you find the information useful. The project partners want to thank the Baltic Sea Region Programme for part-funding this project!


WATERPRAXIS final seminar in Vilnius

Group picture, final WATERPRAXIS seminar, Vilnius 201211 - 12 January 2012, Vilnius, Lithuania

The final seminar of Waterpraxis took place at the Amberton Hotel in Vilnius (Lithuania) on 11-12 January 2012. About 50 participants discussed about the experiences and results gathered in the 7 Baltic Sea partner countries within the project life time.


Last Newsletter of Waterpraxis online!

The Waterpraxis project is already in its last months. When the project started, the first River Basin Management Plans (RBMP) were under preparation. Implementation of these plans required by the EU Water Framework Directive is now underway in all Baltic countries.


Project Partner Meeting in Warsaw

2011 Project Partner Meeting in Warsaw20 - 21 October 2011, Warsaw, Poland

The project partners of Waterpraxis met for their last management group meeting in Warsaw to discuss the last upcoming outputs of the project as well as the final seminar, which will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, in January 2012. After active discussions during the meeting, the partners are now back home and keep working hard to finalise the results of the project.

The team of TU Lodz also invited Mr Janusz Ciesielski, head of Mniszkow commune, to take part in the meeting. Mr. Cielsielski is actively involved in the Polish project activities and thanked the project for its work.


Summer course 2011: 40 participants from the Baltic Sea Region took part

20 - 24 September 2011, Hamburg, Germany

Summer course 2011: 40 participants from the Baltic Sea Region took part The Research- and Transfer Centre “Applications of Life Sciences” of the HAW Hamburg organized the summer course on Sustainability, River Basin Management and Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region, which took place from 20th to 24th September in Hamburg. The international course offered the opportunity to inform about up-to-date topics in the area of sustainable development, climate change and River Basin Management.


WATERPRAXIS Management meeting and workshop on “River Basin Management in the Baltic Sea Region“

30 - 31 May 2011, Lulea, Sweden

WATERPRAXIS_Management_meeting_and_workshop_on_River_Basin_Management_in_the_Baltic_Sea_RegionThe partners of the WATERPRAXIS project met in Lulea, Sweden, for the 5th management group meeting to agree on the workplan for the last period of the project. In the evening the project partners visited a hydro power plant with several interesting measures to secure fish migration. The partners also had the chance to see the really beautiful waterfall “Storforsen”.


Conference on flowing waters in Hamburg

05 May 2011 in Hamburg, Germany

Conference on flowing waters in Hamburg

The conference was organized by the NABU (Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V.) and supported by the WATERPRAXIS project. About 100 participants were informed about the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in the district of the river Alster, about the ecology, fauna and flora as well as ways how the open public can participate in renaturation activities.


This website has been with the assistance of the European Union.

The content of this website is the sole responsibility of the project Waterpraxis and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.