Implementing smart energy management concepts in WWTPs






In the map below, you can find examples of water protection measures within this topic. These actions are picked from the Bank of Actions - if you are interested to browse other water protection actions, visit the Bank of Actions.


Awareness raising

Hazardous materials

Littering etc.

Oil spill prevention

Research and monitoring

Shipping and boating

Stormwater management

Strategies and programs

Wastewater management


Drainage basin

Theme year of streams and brooks

Actor: City of Vantaa   ●   Year: 2015   ●   Address: Pakkalankuja 5, Vantaa, Finland

The City of Vantaa designated 2015 as the Year of Streams and Brooks.© City of Vantaa


During the theme year voluntary work for stream restauration was organised, e.g. gravel beds for spawning were built for trouts and harmfur invasive plant species Impatiens glandulifera was uprooted from riverbanks. The city organised nature trips and during autumn special trips for observing spawning trouts.


Awareness raising by organising nature trips to streams and brooks helps inhabitants to understand the value of these waters and increases their respect for stream nature. The uprooting of Impatiens glandulifera has been fery effective; their growth has been curbed and the indigenous plant species have been able to spread back to their old habitats. Local people have also been inspired to do uprooting of this invasive species themselves. The gravel beds enhance trout spawning possibilities in the streams and brokos of Vantaa. Also the uprooting of Impatiens glandulifera helps trouts, as there is less erosion of the banks after the deep-rooted and perennial indigenous plant species psread back to the stream banks.

Background information

The theme year of streams and brooks was totally voluntary action. The idea was brought up by the Finnish association for fishing tourism (SKES) and the City of Vantaa working group of migratory fish.

Further information

Name: Sinikka Rantalainen   ●  Email: sinikka.rantalainen (a)   ●  Web page:

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