World Water Week 2022: Baltic Sea in focus
This session at the official Baltic Sea Day 25th of August will present how collaborative partnerships between private sector, local government and expert organizations are cooperating for the benefit of the regional sea. Case examples will illustrate how to deal with eutrophication and nature loss and how the Baltic Sea could act as an example for other waterbodies.
The Baltic Sea is one of the world’s most polluted seas and 97 % suffers from eutrophication. The flow of nitrogen and phosphorus, that causes eutrophication, is not only a local problem but one of the globally most pressing environmental problems.
The state of the Baltic Sea involves all surrounding countries Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden. The Baltic Sea cannot be solved by one party alone, therefore an international approach and cooperation between the parties is essential.
This interactive session will present how collaborative partnerships between the private sector, local government and scientific communities are creating opportunities to address key pressures on a regional sea. Specific cases illustrating measures to address eutrophication and nature loss and how the Baltic Sea may act as a “time machine” for other regional waterbodies will be explored by two result oriented NGOs in the field: John Nurminen Foundation and Race For The Baltic.
And not just by a happy coincidence, this session will take place at the official Baltic Sea Day; an annual day of celebration in honour of the sea.
More information at worldwaterweek.org
Annamari Arrakoski-Engardt, CEO, John Nurminen Foundation
Peter Wiwen-Nilsson, CEO, Race For The Baltic
Joachim Lindholm, Vice President, Advisory & Sustainability, Caverion
Kai Mykkänen, Member of Parliament, former Minister of Interior
Maria Wetterstrand, CEO, Miltton Europe