River Watch

Water and climate: the consequences of climate change in the region

Submitted by Александр Есипёнок on Fri, 09/03/2021 - 19:22
On August 26, Friends of the Baltic held a media tour for journalists and bloggers, during which they talked about the relationship between climate change and the state of aquatic ecosystems. The participants of the event drove along the northern and southern shores of the Gulf of Finland to points with vivid examples of the consequences of climate change.

Exploring reservoirs has become even easier!

Submitted by Александр Есипёнок on Thu, 09/02/2021 - 13:37
We have published a series of videos on our YouTube channel with a detailed description of some methods for studying the state of water bodies (the "River Watch" program). With support of these video methods, you will be able to quickly learn how to use the tools and reagents that the Friends of the Baltic team has and that we provide free of charge to volunteer teams of River Watchers.

Natural water quality in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast: problems and solutions

Submitted by Любовь Самылова on Thu, 08/12/2021 - 15:40
That was the subject of the interregional seminar, organized by Friends of the Baltica on June 25 in St. Petersburg. The participants, including representatives of St. Petersburg Committee for Nature Use, Committee for Natural Resources of the Leningrad Region, Rosselkhoznadzor, Nature Protection Prosecutor's Office of St. Petersburg, public organizations, activists, teachers and journalists discussed the results of research on springs and other water bodies of St.

What kind of beach do the citizens need? Public activists, scientists, and educators studied the ecological condition of Amber Beach in Lomonosov and discussed its future

Submitted by Любовь Самылова on Thu, 08/12/2021 - 14:59
The citizens of St. Petersburg catastrophically lack places for coastal recreation. And in the city of Lomonosov (this is the Petrodvortsovy district of St. Petersburg), which has 11 km of coastline, there is not a single beach.

Water quality in springs of Leningrad region and St. Petersburg: new data

Submitted by Любовь Самылова on Thu, 08/12/2021 - 14:08
«Друзья Балтики» совместно с экспертами из АО «Северо-Западное ПГО» (Холдинг «Росгеология») повторно обследовали социально значимые родники в Выборгском, Ломоносовском, Гатчинском, Волосовском, Лужском районах Ленобласти, Курортном и Красносельском районах Санкт-Петербурга. Исследование проводилось в рамках проекта «Чистые родники – здоровая Балтика», поддержанного Фондом президентских грантов. По данным повторных исследований – 9 из 30 родников непригодны для питья. В чем отличия от результатов первых исследований и почему – размышления в статье.