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Water meets people – learn, act and influence SEVIRA

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Public awareness on a spotlight with Russia in the South-East Finland

Public awereness Virojoki

News June 12, 2019
The environmental awareness of the local public in the study area is increasing the Seleznevka (fin. Rakkolanjoki) and Virojoki Rivers due to the Water meets people – learn, act and influence SEVIRA funded by The South-East Finland – Russia CBC 2014-2020 programme. Several events to support environmental awareness and public river monitoring have been arranged, which also have received media attention. Read more

First results from river monitoring reveal differences among the rivers

Sestra-river Petri Ekholm

News June 6, 2019
Of the three rivers examined by the SEVIRA project, the Sestra (р. Сестра) makes an especially interesting case, because there is no previous information of its water quality. The results from November 2018 – April 2019 indicate that the Sestra and Virojoki Rivers have lower total nitrogen concentration than the transboundary Seleznevka River (р. Селезневка). The SEVIRA project enables more intensive water quality sampling of three rivers entering into Gulf of Finland. All together nine river monitoring stations located in Russia and Finland are included in the study.  Read more



Funded by the European Union, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Finland.


Published 2018-11-15 at 12:36, updated 2019-06-18 at 9:28

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