Water quality

Ocean Acidification in the Baltic Sea

Submitted by Виктория Руденко on Mon, 08/23/2021 - 13:44
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The report covers the theoretical foundations of ocean acidification as a process occurring in all waters on the planet, the causes of acidification in general, the effect of the process specifically for the Baltic Sea and the impact of acidification on its ecosystem. The report describes in detail the current state of acidification and monitoring approaches. You will also learn about the actions that we need to take to mitigate acidification and adapt to its consequences.

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.

"Sister River Festival" – play and education for nature

Submitted by Любовь Самылова on Wed, 08/11/2021 - 15:09
On May 22, the interregional environmental action «Sestra River Festival» was held in the basin of the Sestra River on the northern shore of the Gulf of Finland and was dedicated to the problems of the river and ways to solve them. The event brought together 74 participants from St.

Ocean Acidification. Fact Sheet for school students and proactive citizens

Submitted by Виктория Руденко on Tue, 08/10/2021 - 12:57
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“Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels” Target 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goal Life below Water Ocean Acidification(OA) caused by carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels puts our seas at danger.

Appeal to the Legislative Assembly of Leningrad Region was considered at the meeting of the Commission on Ecology and Environmental Management

Submitted by Елена Гретчина on Fri, 06/28/2019 - 01:00
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.

Clean rivers, wells and springs - the contribution of everybody is important!

Submitted by Анна Казина on Fri, 06/21/2019 - 17:15
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.

Interregional Seminar "Quality of natural waters in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region: how to prevent nutrient pollution to the Baltic Sea"

Submitted by Анна Казина on Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:48
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.