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The 9th Nordic WFD Conference 2019

21st – 23rd of May 2019 Vaasa, Finland

The 9th Nordic WFD Conference was held in Vaasa, Finland on 21st – 23rd of May 2019. The Nordic WFD Conference is part of the harmonisation of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive in the Nordic countries. The objective of the conference was to share experiences and discuss key challenges of 3rd River Basin Management cycle.

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Picture: Visit Vaasa

 

Conference materials

Conference program:

The 9th Nordic WFD Conference (pdf)

 

Conference presentations:

Progress in general

European perspective: Commission Implementation report and update on fitness check

National overview of WFD implementation: progress in Nordic countries:

Sweden: Martin Larsson, Ministry of Environment

Denmark: Mette Lise Jensen, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark

Iceland: Aðalbjörg Birna Guttormsdóttir, Environment Agency of Iceland

Norway: Anders Iversen, Norwegian Environment Agency

Finland: Petri Liljaniemi, Ministry of the Environment

 

Water governance and sector integration

Swedish Water Act: new legislation: Jakob Granit, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Environmental objectives of the Water Framework Directive in environmental permitting in the Nordic countries: Sara Kymenvaara, University of Eastern Finland

Water Governance – initiative and principles: Håkan Tropp, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Local water management and commitment of measure implementation:

Norway: Kristian Moseby, Øyeren River Basin

Sweden: Juha Salonsaari, City of Stockholm

Iceland: Benóný Jónsson, Marine and Freshwater Research Institute of Iceland

 

Outputs from research projects

Results of the MARS project: future of the WFD and tools for managing multiple stressors: Anne Lyche Solheim, NIVA/EEA

AquaCROSS: Knowledge, Assessment and Management for AQUAtic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services aCROSS EU policies: Manuel Lago, Ecologic Institute

Groundwater valuation studies in Finland: Janne Juvonen, Finnish Environment Institute

 

New technologies

Citizen science – results of the ENVIBASE project: Timo Pyhälahti, Finnish Environment Institute

Barrier tracker - Amber App: Rosa Olivo del Amo, World Fish Migration Foundation

Monitoring the water quality by using Sentinel and Landsat satellite series - results of the VESISEN project: Jenni Attila, Finnish Environment Institute

Modelling tools: Niclas Hjerdt, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute

 

Expert working group presentations

Themes of the working groups: water pollution issues, hydromorphology, data management and demands for new monitoring methods, programme of Measures for 2022-2027 and groundwater

Water pollution issues

Effect Based Methods: Niklas Hanson, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Passive sampling methods and use in WFD implementation: Heidi Ahkola, Finnish Environment Institute

Watch List and analysis of pharmaceuticals in Iceland: Aðalbjörg Birna Guttormsdóttir, Environment Agency of Iceland

Environmental risk assessment of pharmas in Finland – Watch List monitoring: Matti Leppänen, Finnish Environment Institute

 

Hydromorphology

Iceland: Gerður Stefánsdóttir, Icelandic Met Office et all.

Denmark: Oliver Ries, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark

Norway: Hege Sangolt, The Norwegian Environment Agency

Finland: Teemu Ulvi, Finnish Environment Institute

 

Data management

Finland: Sanna Lankinen, Finnish Environment Institute

 

Demands for new monitoring methods

Iceland: Tryggvi Þórðarson, Environment Agency of Iceland

Sweden: Kristina Samuelsson, Swedish Agency for Marine and water management

Norway: Steinar Sandøy, Norwegian Environment Agency

Finland: Petri Liljaniemi, Ministry of the environment

 

Programme of Measures for 2022-2027: preparation of next program of measures

Norway: Sunniva Hartman, Norwegian Environment Agency

Sweden: Niklas Holmgren, South Baltic Water District Authority

Finland: Milla Mäenpää, Ministry of the Environment

Denmark: Stig Eggert Pedersen, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark

Iceland: Ólafur A. Jónsson, Environment Agency of Iceland

 

Programme of Measures for 2022-2027: objectives and exemptions

Norway: Sunniva Hartman, Norwegian Environment Agency

Denmark: Stig Eggert Pedersen, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark

Finland: Antton Keto, Ministry of the Environment

Sweden: Katrin Herrlin Sjöberg, South Baltic Water District Authority

 

Groundwater

Finland: Janne Juvonen, Finnish Environment Institute

Denmark: Oliver Ries, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark

Iceland: Gerður Stefánsdóttir and Davíð Egilson, Icelandic Met Office

Sweden: Jenny McCarthy and Carola Lindeberg, Geological Survey of Sweden

Screening of hazardous substances in urban groundwater (2016-2017): Johan Carlström and Jenny McCarthy, Geological Survey of Sweden

Monitoring groundwater and springs in agricultural areas in Norway: Roger Roseth and Jens Kværner, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

Mapping and monitoring groundwater and implementing the groundwater directive in Norway: Pål Gundersen, Anna Seither, Atle Dagestad and Øystein Jæger, Geological survey of Norway

 

The conference was collaborated with the following agencies:

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More information

City of Vaasa

Vaasa Airport

 

Related links

Nordic Counsil of Ministers

 

 



Time 2019-05-21 - 2019-05-23
   
Place NOVIA University of Applied Sciences, Alere building (Wolffintie 31, Vaasa, Finland)
   
Contact information Sini Olin (sini.olin@environment.fi)
Vincent Westberg (vincent.westberg@ely-keskus.fi)
   
Registration Closed

Published 2019-02-08 at 10:48, updated 2019-06-17 at 15:30

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