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.
«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.
Friends of the Baltic participated at the meeting of the Committee on Ecology and Nature Management of the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region and presented a proposal of including into the Law about administrative offenses of the Leningrad Region responsibility for the lack of sewage treatment plants at the individual housing sector and for the discharge of untreated waste water on the relief and natural reservoirs of the Leningrad region.
Press conference “Rivers, springs and wells: about problems and solutions for reducing pollution of natural waters by wastewater from cities, villages, gardening communities and agriculture” was held On June 13, in INTERFAX Inform agency. Friends of the Baltic and Ecocentrum presented the results of a three-year work on the Barents-Baltic Nature and People program and the project “Small-scale solutions to reduce nutrient load into the Baltic Sea” in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.
Seminar "Quality of natural waters in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region: how to prevent nutrient pollution to the Baltic Sea" will be held on May, 23rd in St.Petersburg. Aim: to evaluate the nutrient pollution of natural waters in St. Petersburg and Leningrad regions and its sources, to present the case studies and successful practices from Baltic Sea region countries, consider methods and role of various stakeholders for solving the problem.
Friends of the Baltic organized the session “Ecosystem approach to River Basin Management, role of public and citizens in water conservation and climate change adaptation” in the frame of Baltic Sea Day Forum in St. Petersburg. The event was held on March 21 as a part of Round Table “Rural settlements and agricultural enterprises to water sources protection”. The session was devoted to approaches and methods for reducing nutrient loads on water bodies in Baltic Sea region. More than 85 people from Russia, Belarus, Poland, Latvia, Sweden and Finland took part in the event.
5 March Friends of the Baltic NGO participated in the meeting in the premises of the HELCOM Secretariat in Helsinki, where environmental organizations discussed the implementation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP), which expires in 2020. The meeting was organized by the Coalition Clean Baltic (CCB) and the Baltic Environment Forum Group (BEF).