Bank of Actions

Bank of Actions

Are you seeking examples or inspiration for water protection? There are plenty of potential actions to choose from! The Bank of Actions will provide your organisation with concrete ideas and examples of water protection activities implemented by organisations in the Baltic Sea Challenge network. You can browse these according to the theme, type of actor, country, year or keyword.

Join_the_challenge_kupla Join the Baltic Sea Challenge network by committing to water protection work, and gain the benefits of an international expert Network. Read more about the Baltic Sea Challenge and how to join the network.
Share_an_action_kupla The Bank of Actions is always open to ideas for new actions. Is your organisation already a member of the Baltic Sea Challenge network and does it have good examples of water protection measures that it would like to share? Tell us about the work that you do, by filling in this form. We will put your action on the map!


Awareness raising

Hazardous materials

Littering etc.

Oil spill prevention

Research and monitoring

Shipping and boating

Stormwater management

Strategies and programs

Wastewater management


Drainage basin

Browse actions

Water protection theme

Tool theme




Free text

Septic tank pumping service to a leisure boat marina

Actor: Rotary Clubs of Finlandia Hall, Munkkiniemi and Kallio   ●   Year: 2011   ●   Address: Merihaka, Helsinki, Finland

Rotary Clubs gathered the funds for the pumping station of bilge and septic waters from leisure boats.© Rotaryklubi Finlandia Hall, Kallio ja Munkkiniemi


The device was installed in May 2011 nearby the home port of the Merihaka Yacht Club in the middle of the City of Helsinki. Both the Yacht Club of Merihaka and Marinetek Finland Oy participated in the project. The rotaries paid for the device. The City of Helsinki took care of the connection to the city’s sewer system and built the pontoon dock. The device was delivered by the Marinetek Finland Oy and the yacht club maintains and supervises the device.


The device is in public use. Together with the Yacht Club of Merihaka the greatest benefit goes to the Yacht Club of Hakaniemi and the other sailors in the area of Eläintarhanlahti, Kaisaniemenlahti and Siltasaarensalmi. Boaters can empty their waste waters in the port instead of emptying them into the sea. This way, the sheltered bays and straits are preserved from the nutrients of the waste waters.

Background information

Further information

Name: Hannele Kauranne   ●  Email: hannele.kauranne (a)   ●  Web page: