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Tools for water protection is a web-based toolbox providing support for implementing water protection actions at local level. It is designed for professionals and experts who do concrete work, strategic planning or make decisions on water protection in cities, municipalities, companies, NGOs or other organisations.
The Toolbox provides information and tools that assist with water protection. In addition to practical tips, tools and background information, in the Bank of Actions you can browse actions that local organisations have already implemented for the protection of local waters and the Baltic Sea – and you can also share your organisation’s own actions!
This site was established in 2015 by the EU Life+ funded project CITYWATER, in collaboration with the Baltic Sea Challenge. The first tools are based on the results of the CITYWATER project. The site is now managed and updated by the Baltic Sea Challenge. More tools and actions are needed – please contact us and tell us about your ideas!
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Waste water filtration system for dry toilets in Kaunissaari island
Actor: City of Helsinki, Sports department ● Year: 2010 ● Address: Kaunissaari, Sipoo, Finland
The Sports Department of the City of Helsinki installed an infiltration and filtration system for dry toilets in Kaunissaari which is located in the archipelago of the municipality of Sipoo.
Kaunissaari is very popular outdoor recreational area in which, especially during the summer months, thousands of people visit. The functional guest harbour guarantees large numbers of visitors who on the other hand strain the environment of the island.
By installing the infiltration and filtration system for dry toilets, the pollution of Kaunissaari caused by surface runoff and sewage can be decreased. The action reduces the discharge of nutrients to the island terrain and to the Baltic Sea.
Name: Hannu Airola ● Email: hannu.airola (a) hel.fi ● Web page: www.hel.fi/liv