WaterPro final seminar – sharing best practice to improve water quality

Presents eco-efficient tools and models for good water quality management and protection for the Northern Periphery sparsely populated area. WaterPro partners from seven countries present pilot size studies related to agricultural and mining extraction industries challenges related to nutrient runoffs.

Date: 22.5.2019
Location: Scandic Hotel Kuopio, Satamakatu 1, Kuopio


9.00 Registration & Morning coffee

The morning speeches

9.25  Opening words, Satu Vehreävesa, Director, The Regional Council of Pohjois-Savo
9.30  River Basin Management in Pohjois-Savo/ Antti Kanninen, North Savo ELY Centre
10.00  Possibilities to control nitrogen discharges in extractive industry/ Anna-Kaisa Ronkanen, University of Oulu
10.30  Local challenges of Agriculture/ Teija Rantala, RavinneRenki, Savonia
11.00  Short coffee break, 20 min.
11.20  WaterPro introduction / Savonia
11.40  Case study – monitoring and controlling explosive based nutrient load in a small quarry/ Soili Solismaa, GTK Finland
12.00  Pilot site in Iceland- Challenges and lesson learned/ Jón Guðmundsson, Agricultural University of Iceland
12.20  Pilot site in Faroe Islands/ Tróndur Leivsson, Búnaðarstovan - Agricultural Agency
12.40  Herriot Watt University, Scotland
13.00  Lunch

The evening speeches

14.00  The potential of fast growing willows for the reduction of nutrient losses to waterbodies/ Chris Johnston, Northern
14.20  Integrated bio-solutions for treatment of Landfill Leachate/ Con McLaughlin, Donegal County Council, Iceland
14.40  Lough Neagh Partnership/ Gerry Darby, Northern Ireland
15.00  Nitrogen removal at cold-climate mine sites in northern Sweden/ Anders Widerlund, Luleå University of
Technology, Sweden
15.20  WaterPro-panel
16.00  Ending the seminar