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Finland launches an inter-ministerial water stewardship action plan in support of fair water footprints

17.3.2023

As a part of the Water Action Agenda of the UN 2023 Water Conference, Finland launches an inter-ministerial water stewardship action plan in support of

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Blue-green algae situation has remained stable both in lakes and at sea

17.8.2023

Blue-green algae observations in lakes and coastal areas have increased slightly since last week. However, the situation is normal for the season and, in lakes,

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Strong winds have dispersed blue-green algae surface blooms in inland waters and at sea

10.8.2023

The blue-green algae situation in lakes is calm considering the time period. Even in sea areas, blue-green algae have only been detected in subsurface layers

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Expert network launched to support Finnish companies to become leaders in water stewardship by 2030

17.3.2023

The Finnish Water Stewardship Expert Network has been founded to support Finnish companies to become leaders in water stewardship by 2030. The network has been

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Blue-green algae situation has calmed down at sea and in lakes

31.8.2023

The amount of blue-green algae in sea areas and lakes has clearly decreased this week. Inland waters and coastal areas no longer have any observations

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CORRECTION: The blue-green algae situation calm both in the Baltic Sea and in lakes

8.6.2023

The blue-green algae situation has remained calm in sea areas and inland waters, as typical in early summer. Some blue-green algae observations have been made

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Cyan-coloured disintegrating blue-green algae on the water.

Reduced wind increases surface blooms of blue-green algae

24.8.2023

There have been sightings of blue-green algae in almost all of Finland this week. Although the sightings have increased, the situation remains typical for inland

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Unstable weather has kept the blue-green algae situation calm in lakes, surface blooms observed at sea

3.8.2023

Somewhat less blue-green algae have been observed in lakes and coastal areas than last week, but blue-green algae may still appear mixed with water. Cloudy

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In the photo, sea waves hit the rocks.

Windy weather has restrained blue-green algae blooms

20.7.2023

The number of blue-green algae observations in lakes and coastal areas has decreased, due to the windy weather this week. Comprehensive satellite observations in sea

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The blue-green algae situation has deteriorated significantly in inland waters and coastal areas, also abundant blue-green algae in sea areas

29.6.2023

Blue-green algae observations from lakes and coastal areas have doubled since last week, as a result of warm weather. Observations have even been made in

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The satellite image shows green eddies in the sea area outside Helsinki and Porkkalanniemi.

Blue-green algae observations increased in inland waters and at sea during Midsummer week

22.6.2023

The blue-green algae situation in inland waters is calm as typical in early summer, even though blue-green algae observations have increased since last week. On

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Blue-green algae observations increased slightly in inland waters and coastal areas

15.6.2023

The blue-green algae situation remains calm, even though observations in lakes and coastal areas have increased. Abundant blooms of blue-green algae have been observed at

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Sustainable use of water resources takes a leap to a new level – Finnish Environment Institute participates in historic UN Water Conference

20.3.2023

The UN Water Conference in New York on 22–24 March will mark World Water Day in an extraordinary way this year. The Finnish Environment Institute

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Groundwater sampling in Pratappur Nepal

Looking for Solutions for Arsenic in Drinking Water in Nepal

24.2.2023

Arsenic contamination of groundwater is an environmental health problem in several regions affecting many people, especially in developing countries. In Asian countries high arsenic levels

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Summer algae forecast: Warm and calm weather conditions can lead to powerful blooms of blue-green algae in the Baltic Sea

1.6.2023

In sea areas blooms of algae in the spring consume nitrogen, while leaving phosphorus-based nutrients for the blue-green algae that appear in the summer. Warm

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Early weeks’ wind and rain have mixed the blue-green algae, observed in the southern part of the Archipelago Sea a week ago, into the entire water layer. On the left, blue-green algae in the layers close to the surface, on the right, wind-induced waves in the same area.

Cool and rainy weather has kept the blue-green algae situation calm on lakes and at sea

6.7.2023

This week, the amount of blue-green algae observations in inland waters and on the coast has been below average, as a result of cool weather

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Warm weather has increased the number of blue-green algae observations in inland waters and sea areas

13.7.2023

Observations on blue-green algae have increased this week, as a result of warm weather, both in inland waters and at sea. For example, the summer’s

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Water information: Short articles

Could dams be demolished?

Removing larger power plant dams would not make sense, as these plants make a contribution to climate change mitigation by producing emission-free electricity.

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Vesistökunnostusverkoston talviseminaarit

Vesistökunnostusverkosto järjestää vuosittain maksuttoman talviseminaarin, jossa käsitellään vesistöjen kunnostukseen liittyviä ajankohtaisia aiheita. Vesistökunnostusverkoston Talviwebinaari 2023 Tervetuloa Talviwebinaariin! TALVIWEBINAARIN ohjelma on nyt julkaistu! Tapahtumamme ovat maksuttomia

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Tulvaryhmä Kemin rannikkoalue

Tulvaryhmän tehtävänä on koordinoida tulvariskien hallinnan suunnittelua alueella. Ryhmän muodostavat alueen ELY-keskusten, maakunnan liittojen, kuntien ja pelastuslaitosten edustajat.

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Tulvaryhmä Ivalojoen vesistöalue

Tulvaryhmän tehtävänä on koordinoida tulvariskien hallinnan suunnittelua alueella. Ryhmän muodostavat alueen ELY-keskusten, maakunnan liittojen, kuntien ja pelastuslaitosten edustajat.

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Tulvariskien aluesivut Etelä-Karjala

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Tulvaryhmä Tornionjoen vesistöalue

Tulvaryhmän tehtävänä on koordinoida tulvariskien hallinnan suunnittelua alueella. Ryhmän muodostavat alueen ELY-keskusten, maakunnan liittojen, kuntien ja pelastuslaitosten edustajat.

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Tulvaryhmä Kemijoen vesistöalue

Tulvaryhmän tehtävänä on koordinoida tulvariskien hallinnan suunnittelua alueella. Ryhmän muodostavat alueen ELY-keskusten, maakunnan liittojen, kuntien ja pelastuslaitosten edustajat.

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Water glossary

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Acidification

Acidification means that the ability of a lake, forest land or other habitat to neutralise acids is reduced. As a result of acidification, the pH

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