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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The Baltic Sea Challenge

Action at the local level is the key! Join the network and find ideas, examples, best practices and possibilities for collaboration.

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Communication strategy

Find tips and guidelines on how to communicate the benefits of water protection efficiently to get your message through!

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Cost-benefit analysis

Learn how the benefits of water protection can be assessed and compared to the costs of implementation!

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Storm water solutions

Considering implementing sustainable storm water solutions? Read about solutions, tips and recommendations for practical work!

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Find inspiration and ideas in water protection actions implemented by the Baltic Sea Challenge network.
Browse 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

An application for Baltic Sea education

Actor: SEA LIFE Helsinki, Finnish Board of Education and LevelUp   ●   Year: 2015   ●   Address: Tivolitie 10 Helsinki, Finland

An interactive game application on the fish species and the state of the Baltic Sea. © Erikoinen kalasoppa


“The exceptional fish soup” is an interactive game application created especially for the Finnish 7th graders, supporting the Finnish curriculum in biology education.

The various levels of the game invite the player on a journey through archipelago canebrakes and kelp fields, all the way to the open sea. The player will take on the role of various fish, helping them to manage everyday challenges like finding food and escaping predators, but also in dealing with more general problems of the Baltic Sea such as anoxic water areas and eutrophication.

Each level presents a fish species and a habitat where you can find it. After the game portion of the level, a questionnaire with in-depth information follows.

The application is currently available only in Finnish language.


The game helps students to understand the species and the fragile state of the Baltic Sea. Through the project SEA LIFE has received a lot of positive attention, response and cooperation partners.  

Background information

Further information

Name: Markus Dernjatin   ●  Email: markus.dernjatin ( at ) sealife.fi   ●  Web page: http://sealifeevents.fi/erikoinenkalasoppa/