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Turo Hjerppe


Freshwater Centre

Tel.  +358 295 251 176
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Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
Freshwater Centre
P.O.Box 140
FIN-00251 Helsinki

Visiting address: Mechelininkatu 34a, Helsinki

Twitter @hjerptu

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Present role

I work as a researcher and expert in Freshwater Centre. I’m working in research and development projects related to the management and restoration of freshwater systems. In addition, I work as an expert in the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive. My research focuses especially on the use of decision support systems in the River Basin Management (RBM) process.


I am a physical geographer and currently working on my PhD on Operations Research. My research is related to cost-effectiveness and benefit analyses of the RBM, and on the usability of different sorts of models and tools in RBM process. In addition, I have participated in a number of multicriteria decision anaylsis (MCDA) and economic valuation studies providing e.g. GIS analysis.

Current research interests

  • Analysis of the usability of decision support systems in RBM
  • Management and restoration of (agricultural) streams
  • Sustainable river basin management and SDGs in China
  • Assessment and valuation of ecosystem services
  • Nutrient recycling  in agriculture
  • CV (pdf)

Research activities

Strategic research council: Enhancing Adaptive Capacity for Sustainable Blue Growth - BlueAdapt

China-Europe Water Platform: Developing knowledge, policy recommendations and strengthening capacities on Water management and Ecological security in the frame of CEWP

Development Fund of the Agriculture- project: Circulating water – Recycling nutrients in agriculture and the effects on water (in Finnish)

Priority projects of the government platform: Management and restoration of agricultural streams - KURVI (in Finnish)

BONUS-project: Reducing Emissions by Turning Nutrients and Carbon into Benefits


I have produced scientific articles and research reports, and other types of communication material for science community, experts and wide audience in English and Finnish.

Published 2017-06-22 at 11:40, updated 2018-02-05 at 10:14

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