Welcome to find support for water protection!
Welcome to finding information, examples and practical tips for water protection!
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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EXAMPLES OF WATER PROTECTION ACTIONS
Find inspiration and ideas in water protection actions implemented by the Baltic Sea Challenge network.
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Oil spill prevention
Research and monitoring
Shipping and boating
Strategies and programs
New, more environmentally friendly oil cable
Actor: Turku Energia Ltd ● Year: 2016 ● Address: Myllysilta, Turku, Finland
When the Myllysilta bridge of Turku collapsed in 2010, the place of the 110kV oil cable had to be changed.
At the same time the decision was made to empty the old oil cable of the oil and to change it for a plastic, more environmentally friendly cable. The costs altogether were about EUR 200 000.
The exchange of the old cable full of oil considerably reduces the risk of oil spill in the River Aurajoki area. Turku Energia reports all the environmental actions which have been implemented during the year on the environment pages of the company’s annual report and in its financial statements of environment.
Name: Minna Niemelä ● Email: minna.niemela (a) turkuenergia.fi ● Web page: http://www.turkuenergia.fi/