SOLVING    PROBLEMS GLOBALLY.TOGETHER.6TH WORLD WATER FORUMMARSEILLES FRANCE 2012                                         ...
WORKING TOGETHER FOR WATER – THE VALUE OF PARTNERSHIPSFinland is a land rich in water resources, and we have           com...
water resources management along the Mekong and Nile          Development. Sustainable water resources managementand in Ce...
Problem solving is in our nature.CLEANTECH FINLAND® is a network of top                             Cleantech Finland’s ne...
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry steers Finnish             In its recently revised Water Management Strategy forp...
YMPÄRISTÖMINISTERIÖ              MILJÖMINISTERIET              MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENTThe Ministry of the Environment ...
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for             hundred diplomatic and consular missions abroadFinland’s f...
SYKE is both a research institute and a centre for               SYKE´s expert services provide assistance onenvironmental...
Lake Vesijärvi Foundation, established in 2008 by                  basis of water management in Finland. The Foundationthe...
The Academy of Finland is an umbrella organization                careers in research, and encourages to practicalof the f...
The Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland, founded            securing clean water and a healthy environment for future...
Tekes is the main public funding organisation for                 and offers partners from abroad a gateway to the keyR&D&...
FINNISHWATERKNOW-HOW   13
Kemira is a global over two billion euro water chemistry            quantity management that improves customers’ energy,co...
Do you save orwaste water?Calculate your water footprint!Water is vital to life, but the demand for better living    The m...
Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial          related and industrial markets. Headquartered in Finla...
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the                    and technologies. VTT’s vision is to create technologic...
Niras provides technical assistance and project                   and pollution abatement, water resources and demandmanag...
SATEL Oy, established in 1986, is a Finnish electronics            processing plants. Since these installations are often ...
SIDEEVENTS   20
YMPÄRISTÖMINISTERIÖ           MILJÖMINISTERIET           MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT Panel Discussion: Baltic Sea Cooperat...
Sustainable lake restoration                                        The UNECE Water convention: at Lake Vesijärvi         ...
Community Managed Project Approach in Rural WaSH Development Thursday 15th March at 1 pmA debate: Is the CMP approach real...
SIDE EVENTS AT THE FINNISH PAVILION   TUESDAY MARCH 1313:00     Ministry of the Environment of Finland:          Panel dis...
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  1. 1. SOLVING PROBLEMS GLOBALLY.TOGETHER.6TH WORLD WATER FORUMMARSEILLES FRANCE 2012 D N A L IN F
  2. 2. WORKING TOGETHER FOR WATER – THE VALUE OF PARTNERSHIPSFinland is a land rich in water resources, and we have common arena in which to discuss and exchange ideas.come a long way in solving questions related to waterprotection and the sustainable and effective use of this Towards water securityresource. As a result, Finland has considerable expertise In all its international efforts, Finland’s water sector aimsin water resources management and protection, as well as to promote water security. Water security is understoodin water-related technologies, planning, construction, and as reducing risks related to the well-being of individualsresearch. Our know-how is built not only on high-level and communities, and minimising risks related to foodexpertise, but first and foremost on close collaboration security, energy security and other vital needs of societies.between different actors. We value partnerships. Finland addresses water security at various levels, from households to communities, and all the way to theFinnish actors are used to working closely together national and regional levels.across sectoral borders. Collaboration between differentactors such as government agencies, universities, the The community-based WASH programmes in Ethiopia,private sector and civil society is active. The Finnish Kenya and Nepal focus on reducing water-relatedWater Forum, established in 2009, has brought further insecurity and vulnerability at the household andimprovements by providing different actors with a community levels, while the support to transboundary Finnish town Nokia relies on SATEL’s knowledge Finnish–Russian Partnership for an Improved State of the Baltic Sea Pärnu River Forecasting Project European Water Futures until 2015 – Results of the SCENES Project Rural and Semi Urban Water Supply and Sanitation in Mali 6 Dry sanitation projects in Southern Africa 2
  3. 3. water resources management along the Mekong and Nile Development. Sustainable water resources managementand in Central Asia reduces the risk of water-related contributes to poverty eradication, public health, foodconflicts between riparian states. and energy security, and is a prerequisite for maintaining biodiversity.Water and sustainabledevelopment – preparing for Rio+20 At our pavilion you will be able to see and hear practicalWater is one of Finland’s national priority themes for examples of partnerships and our work on water securitythe Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable and sustainable use of water resources.WELCOME TO THE FINNISH PAVILION!Heidi Hautala Ville NiinistöMinister for International Development Minister of the Environment Climate Change and Water Cycle – Effect to Water Resources and their Utilization in Finland Me & Lake Vesijärvi Low-cost, rapid, miniaturised solutions for water quality assessment Growing shortage of water challenge also in India Community-Led Accelerated WaSH in Ethiopia 3
  4. 4. Problem solving is in our nature.CLEANTECH FINLAND® is a network of top Cleantech Finland’s new SOLVED expert servicecleantech experts. We link Finnish cleantech expertise harnesses the Finnish problem solving ability and world-with global demand. For decades Finnish cleantech class technology expertise to solve.companies have solved environmental challenges www.cleantechfinland.commaking us global leaders in energy efficiency, www.solved.ficlean industrial processes and water treatment. Finpro, France Finpro, Finland Trade Center 23, rue Vernet, F-75008 Paris, France Tel. + 33 1 58 56 53 00 france@finpro.fiFinnish Water Forum is a joint network of the Finnish of the Finnish water sector for international forums andprivate and public water sectors. It serves as a cooperation projects, to help achieve the Millennium Developmentplatform for commercial enterprises, government and Goals and to promote Water Security. One particularnon-government organizations, scientific institutions and objective is to promote collaboration between the Finnishwater-related associations. FWF was established in 2009 private and public water sectors.and it is open to all organizations active in water sector. www.finnishwaterforum.fiThe objectives of FWF are to promote the capabilities 4
  5. 5. The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry steers Finnish In its recently revised Water Management Strategy forpolicies relating to the sustainable use of natural resources 2011-2020, the Ministry aims to react to changes suchin line with Finnish Government and EU policies. This as climate change and to ensure the sustainable use ofMinistry’s administrative work covers agriculture and water resources, prepare for risks to safety, health andhorticulture, rural development, forestry, veterinary the environment and, thus, create the conditions forservices, controls over foodstuffs of animal origin, well-being and diverse economic activities.fisheries, game management and reindeer husbandry, theuse of water resources, and land surveying. The Natural Moreover, natural resource indicators measure the stateResources Strategy of the Ministry of Agriculture and and sustainable use of natural resources. Indicators haveForestry specifies how Finland’s renewable natural been established for agriculture, forestry, fisheries,resources must be used and managed in sustainable reindeer husbandry, game management, water resourcesways. The strategy also defines specific objectives related and natural resources in rural development.to the sustainable use of natural resources. www.mmm.fiThe purpose of Finland’s Ministry of Social Affairs income at various stages in life and to promote genderand Health is to ensure that everyone in the country has equality. The Ministry seeks to protect the health of thethe same possibilities to have a healthy and safe life. The population by inspecting and monitoring the possibleMinistry job is to promote the population’s good health hazardous health impact of water for human consumptionand functional capacity; promote healthy working and and swimming, housing and general residential areas,living environments; ensure that there are sufficient social and waste.and health services; ensure that people have an adequate www.stm.fi 5
  6. 6. YMPÄRISTÖMINISTERIÖ MILJÖMINISTERIET MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENTThe Ministry of the Environment leads national efforts conservation, housing and construction. Our vision isand encourages cooperation in safeguarding biodiversity, an environmentally responsible society open topromoting sustainable development, and securing a participation, the conservation of biodiversity and angood living environment for both current and future environment promoting wellbeing. The Ministry isgenerations. The Ministry’s remit covers environmental headed by the Minister of the Environment and theprotection, water and marine protection, land use, nature Minister of Housing. www.environment.fi/ym 1 Finnish–Russian Partnership for an Improved State of the Baltic Sea The Baltic Sea is one of the most polluted seas in the The aim of the joint activities has been to promote full world and the Gulf of Finland is the most polluted implementation of the recommendations on municipal sub-area of this sea. Eutrophication through nutrient wastewater treatment, adopted by the Baltic Marine loading is the greatest threat to the state of the Sea. Environment Commission (HELCOM), in the City By the late 1980s, the combined untreated wastewaters of St Petersburg. of the 5 million inhabitants of the City of St Petersburg formed a large nutrient point source to the Gulf, During the more than 20 years of multi-party resulting in poor water quality. cooperation, over 100 projects have been implemented. One project, the construction of the Southwestern At the beginning of the 1990s, a programme on wastewater treatment plant, which was completed in partnership in improving wastewater management in 2005, was carried out with the support of 14 financiers St Petersburg was started, and was supported by the and an investment of 200 million euros. Other major Ministry of the Environment of Finland and other projects have included rehabilitation of wastewater international financiers. One of the cornerstones of networks and pumping stations and development cooperation has been the long-term partnership and of remote control operation of the sewer system. twinning arrangement between Helsinki Water and As a result, the nitrogen load has decreased by 5000 St Petersburg Water Utility Vodokanal. In addition, tens tonnes and the phosphorus load by 2000 tonnes of private sector enterprises, both Russian and Finnish, annually, contributing to visible improvement in the have contributed to the rehabilitation of the wastewater state of the Gulf of Finland. treatment facilities. 6
  7. 7. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible for hundred diplomatic and consular missions abroadFinland’s foreign and security policy, trade policy and serve the Finnish society at large in international affairs.development policy. Its goals are to promote the security In Finland’s development policy, outlined in aand welfare of Finland and Finns, and work for a secure government program, the water sector has playedand fair world. The Ministry and approximately one and continues to play a significant role. www.formin.fi 2 Community-Led Accelerated WaSH in Ethiopia Rural water services are often unsustainable because Communities contribute a minimum of 15%, they result from one-off, stand alone projects and are in cash or in kind, and the rest is transferred through not part of large scale approaches that decentralize a micro-finance institution directly to a local water service delivery. and sanitation committee. The Community Managed Project (CMP) Results have been so impressive (a five-fold approach explicitly addresses these issues by increase in the construction rate of schemes; making communities responsible for the planning, and 94% functionality rate) that the CMP approach implementation and maintenance of new water schemes, was recently mainstreamed into the National whilst district authorities provide capacity building WaSH strategy of Ethiopia. and external support. 7
  8. 8. SYKE is both a research institute and a centre for SYKE´s expert services provide assistance onenvironmental expertise. SYKE’s research focuses on environmental issues for administrators, local authorities,changes in the environment, and seeks ways to control private companies and organisations. SYKE serves as thethese changes. Our expertise is based on long-term national centre for environmental data and co-operatesenvironmental monitoring, wide-ranging research results closely with other research institutes, universities,and highly-qualified staff. Research topics vary from environmental experts and businesses, both in Finlandglobal issues, such as climate change and biodiversity and internationally.decline, to regional and local ones. www.environment.fi/syke 3 European Water Futures until 2015 – Results of the SCENES Project The future of European waters will be influenced by drivers provided by the storylines and climate a combination of many important environmental change scenarios. and socio-economic drivers as well as policy and technology responses affecting them. In the project The climate change will lead to a decrease in annual Water Scenarios for Europe and Neighbouring States water availability in large parts of pan-Europe, (SCENES) a set of both qualitative and quantitative especially in Southern Europe and Western Asia, scenarios were developed to describe freshwater futures but also to an increase in Northern Europe. up to year 2015. The effect of driver changes on water use differs between scenarios and regions but overall the total Four narrative storylines, namely Economy First water withdrawals are expected to increase in pan- (EcF), Fortress Europe (FoE), Policy Rules (PoR) and Europe under EcF and FoE and decrease under Sustainability Eventually (SuE) were developed during PoR and SuE. As a result of the combined changes the stakeholder workshops. They comprise a set of of water availability and water use, water stress plausible futures which address both socio-economic will increase in many regions. The SCENES project and environmental drivers and consequences for water was coordinated by the Finnish Environment quantity and quality. The quantitative scenarios in turn Institute, and conducted by 28 research institutes are based on modeling results taking up information on in Europe. 8
  9. 9. Lake Vesijärvi Foundation, established in 2008 by basis of water management in Finland. The Foundationthe city of Lahti with its neighbouring municipalities has enabled flexible integration of public and privateHollola and Asikkala, Society of Industrial Enterprises funding as well as water management activities takenin Lahti, Esan kirjapaino Ltd and a company Kemppi by governmental, municipal and private bodies. NewLtd, has become – in a very short time – a front line governance practices have boosted water managementactor in renewing collaboration practices and funding activities in the basin of Lake Vesijärvi dramatically. 4 Me & Lake Vesijärvi Finland is known for its almost 200 000 lakes. By sharing information and providing arenas for One of the greatest is Lake Vesijärvi, 100 km north of active consultation “Me and Lake Vesijärvi” project Helsinki. The lake which covers 100 km2 has a long boosted the amount of water management activities history of pollution and partial recovery. As a result in the area. Information was available through of active water management actions the water quality webpage, local newsletters, leaflets and posters improved from bad to good during the 1980`s and targeted to the local people. Moreover, an exhibition 1990`s. However in the early 2000`s the status turned and studia generalia lectures on Lake Vesijärvi, its from good to satisfactory. Due to this unexpected turn history and present state were also very popular. the municipalities and private sector established Lake Thousands of people took part in various events Vesijärvi foundation in 2008. during the two years. Lake Vesijärvi Foundation and the main municipal actor It is also very important not to forget younger Lahti Region Environmental Service created a generations when influencing public environmental management plan in order to achieve goals set in the awareness. Thus “Me and Lake Vesijärvi” project WFD and to maintain recreational value of the lake. prepared a varied range of material for primary The management plan differs greatly from other similar schools. Thanks to the work done in the project, projects thanks to its active communication plan which was the future of lake management in the area looks implemented throughout the project. The “Me and Lake secure and bright. Vesijärvi” project is a result of the communication plan. 9
  10. 10. The Academy of Finland is an umbrella organization careers in research, and encourages to practicalof the four Finnish Research Councils. The Academy application of research results. The Academy fundsallocates funding to high-quality basic research based on research annually with 340 million euros (year 2011),the evaluation of submitted research proposal, supports which accounts for 16 per cent of government R&Dinternational scientific cooperation and acts as an expert spending. Each year Academy-funded projects accountorgan in issues related to science policy mission. for some 3,000 researcher FTEs at universities andThe Academy facilitates researcher training and research institutes. www.aka.fi Climate Change and Water Cycle 5 – Effect to Water Resources and their Utilization in Finland The research project investigates how climate change climate-hydrological modeling approach is proposed: will affect water resources in Finland, and how the hydrological models are driven by data provided adaptation to climate change requires altering current by climate model simulations. Projected changes water regulation practices. The planned work is relevant in the water cycle will then be used to assess the for different sectors of society including hydro-power environmental consequences in selected drainage production, land use planning and construction in basins of Finland, as well as the effects on water level flood-risk areas, as well as flood prevention. Essential regulation policies and practices. The project combines factors contributing to the water cycle in boreal forests the climate modeling expertise with the hydrological (taiga belt) include precipitation, snow fall, temperature, research and societal impact assessment expertise. short and long wave radiation, radiation balance, surface albedo, lake ice conditions, wind conditions, Primary investigators: Professor Jouni Pulliainen, Finnish soil frost, soil moisture and temporary flood storages. Meteorological Institute FMI and Dr. Bertel Vehviläinen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE. Project funded In order to estimate future changes in these factors within Climate Change Research Programme FICCA and their impacts on the water cycle, a combined for 2014–2014 by the Academy of Finland. 10
  11. 11. The Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland, founded securing clean water and a healthy environment for future2002 in Tampere, Finland, aims to protect the world’s generations. Our mission is to introduce functioningwater resources and to promote the implementation of dry toilets together with controlled management ofthe natural nutritional cycle. Our vision is to make dry toilet waste and to make people aware of the benefits oftoilet an essential part of sustainable development, thus ecological sanitation. www.drytoilet.org 6 Dry sanitation projects in Southern Africa Dry sanitation improvement programme for Zambia and poverty alleviation in Madimba, a peri-urban (ZASP, 2006-2013), in cooperation with Kaloko settlement of Lusaka with 6 000 inhabitants. Trust Zambia, is working on improving the state of The project focus is to improve environmental sanitation for 10 000 people of Luansobe-Luankuni sanitation, hygiene practice, waste management and area in Masaiti District, Zambia. The project aims poverty alleviation, in cooperation with governmental to gain impact and sustainability by implementing and educational sector (e.g. University of Zambia), improved water sources and sanitation hygiene for eventually adding ecological sanitation to government’s all, increased composting and home gardening and official policy. So far 90 urine diversion dry toilets increased livelihood and participation in the project have been constructed at public places and households, area. The results include 36 urine diverting dry toilets at training on backyard gardening, hygiene and recycling schools, clinics and other meeting points, 10 boreholes toilet nutrients. with hand pumps, established water committees and sanitation clubs and given trainings on hygiene and Msunduza Dry Sanitation Project (2007-2013) health for thousands of participants. concentrates on improving the sanitation of the oldest and partially informal township of Msunduza, located Sustainable Sanitation Improvement Project for in Mbabane, the capital of Swaziland, with the local Madimba Peri-Urban Community Lusaka– Zambia partner Salvation Army in Swaziland and with Turku (2008-2013), with the local partner Network for University of Applied Sciences, Finland. The results Environmental Concerns and Solutions (NECOS), include 31 toilets constructed and education given on is upgrading the environmental sanitation standards environmental issues and sanitation. 11
  12. 12. Tekes is the main public funding organisation for and offers partners from abroad a gateway to the keyR&D&I in Finland, funding industrial projects as well technology players in Finland. Tekes Water Programmeas public research projects. Tekes especially promotes provides a budget of EUR 90 million for water sectorcooperative, innovative and risk intensive projects, development in 2008-2012. www.tekes.fiMaa- ja vesitekniikan tuki ry (The Society of Soil and environmental related projects. The Society providesWater Technology), founded in 1949, is a private scholarly grants to individuals, groups and organizations.organization dedicated to promoting mainly water and 12
  13. 13. FINNISHWATERKNOW-HOW 13
  14. 14. Kemira is a global over two billion euro water chemistry quantity management that improves customers’ energy,company that is focused on serving customers in water- water, and raw material efficiency. Kemira’s vision is to be aintensive industries. The company offers water quality and leading water chemistry company. www.kemira.com Growing shortage of water challenge also in India 7 Growing shortage of water increases the need to use Kemira has built several pilot facilities. One of them unconventional water supplies such as seawater or waste serving the Indian region is located in Hyderabad. water for industrial processes, irrigation and potable A complete product portfolio water. Desalination and water reuse can help balance the for desalination as a goal supply and demand. Reverse osmosis (RO) technology, “We are developing products and testing them in the commonly used in desalination, utilizes membranes pilot facilities because each plant can have a unique which need to be maintained free of scales and deposits, setup,” says Sudip Sarkar, Managing Director of cleaned and changed regularly. Kemira India. “We need to be sure of the compatibility Kemira solution of our chemicals in each case.” Keeping membrane surface clean from organic and The Indian facility is highly configurable and can be inorganic fouling is a significant issue for plants using modified to match each customer’s plant. The exact RO technology. With adequate pretreatment membranes water source is simulated so Kemira can identify the can be kept clean for longer which reduces the downtime optimum solution for every customer. “This pilot required for cleaning and enhances the lifetime of facility is a platform for Kemira to showcase its membranes. A well designed chemical pretreatment also capabilities, giving us the means to show customers helps to control the energy consumption which increases hard data,” remarks Sarkar. when membranes become less permeable. With the right chemistry, not only the membrane performance can be The desalination and water reuse project is part of improved, but the entire process becomes more stable the Center of Water Efficiency Excellence (SWEET) and cost-effective. program. In 2010 Kemira and VTT* established ‘The Center of Water Efficiency Excellence’ (SWEET) to Each desalination or water reuse plant can have a develop more sustainable and energy efficient solutions different set-up. Thus, for simulating the conditions for water treatment and water-intensive industries. at customers’ plants in different parts of the world * Technical Research Center of Finland 14
  15. 15. Do you save orwaste water?Calculate your water footprint!Water is vital to life, but the demand for better living The more we appreciate clean water now, the morestandards is increasingly straining our limited supply likely it will be available to us in the future. You canof fresh water. To be able to save water, we need to decrease your own water footprint by using water-know what consumes it. Did you know for example saving measures while washing dishes or even whilethat producing a cup of coffee consumes nearly as much brushing your teeth. Reasonable consumption,water as taking a bath? recycling, and awareness of the consumption of hidden water make all the difference. By measuringThere are many tools available to help people as well your water footprint, you will receive informationas businesses manage their water use, keeping it and useful tips to support your choices.sustainable and economical. The most important ofthese tools is the water footprint which is a method Discover your water footprint!of determining total use, indicating how much water www.waterfootprintkemira.coma person, company or an entire nation consumes.In addition to household water, the water footprint Please note that the water footprint calculator gives onlyincludes all the water that is needed, for example, to a rough estimate of your personal water consumption.manufacture a product. The reference used is the average water consumption in Finland. The average water consumption varies between countries.By calculating your own water footprint, you canfind out how much of the world’s water resources areconsumed by your way of life. Even though there is stillplenty of water in most of the Western countries, manyof our daily products contain virtual or hidden waterwhich may have been consumed in countries wherewater is scarce. For example, one cup of coffee containsup to 140 liters of virtual water used in the production. 15
  16. 16. Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial related and industrial markets. Headquartered in Finland,measurement. Building on 75 years of experience, Vaisala employs approximately 1400 professionalsVaisala contributes to a better quality of life by providing worldwide and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinkia comprehensive range of innovative observation and stock exchange.measurement products and services for chosen weather- www.vaisala.com 8 Pärnu River Forecasting Project The Baltic Sea, to which also Pärnu River runs to, is forecasts occur at 24 points along five primary the world’s most polluted sea. Vaisala has joined the tributaries in the Pärnu River basin as well as at five effort to help to protect the ecosystem by delivering points along the main river channel. The Pärnu River a hydrological forecasting system for the Pärnu river basin was chosen as the pilot location because the area basin. Real time hydrological forecasting helps predict already has an extensive network of Vaisala supplied possible flooding situations by providing more specific meteorological and hydrological observation sites in information on the water level and flow. operational use, including weather radar at Surgavere. The possibility to include weather radar data into the Vaisala released a pilot version of a coupled modeling was of significant importance as it provides meteorological-hydrological forecasting system as part of superior spatial and temporal resolution of rainfall as a co-operation project with the Estonian Meteorological compared to rain gauges only. and Hydrological Institute (EMHI) in spring 2010. In addition to research purposes, EMHI will use the sys- The Pärnu river forecasting system will utilize general tem as a fully operational hydrological forecasting system. weather observations and information from weather forecast models. Forecast runs are scheduled every The system uses real-time observations together with 6 hours. numerical weather prediction model data to forecast river discharge and water level. The hydrological Read more: http://en.bsag.fi/ 16
  17. 17. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the and technologies. VTT’s vision is to create technologicalbiggest multitechnological applied research organisation stepping stones towards a zero-emission society using ourin Northern Europe. VTT provides high-end technology internationally recognised competence in:solutions and innovation services. From its wide Advanced membranesknowledge base, VTT can combine different technologies, Management of microbes and micropollutantscreate innovations and a substantial range of world-class in water treatmenttechnologies and applied research services thus improving Sludge and concentratesits clients’ competitiveness and competence. ICT for the environment From waste to resourceWater scarcity and the sustainable use of materials are Organic waste refiningglobal challenges that require new innovative processes Industrial symbiosis www.vtt.fi 9 Low-cost, rapid, miniaturised solutions fot water quality assessment Monitoring water quality is becoming more and and chemical detection of certain impurities and more important because of depleting water resources, pollutants from water. expected water price increases and pollution. Conventionally, water quality is measured by analysing The WATERCHIPproject is funded by Tekes samples in the laboratory. However, in many cases there (the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology is a need for rapid tests that can be used in the field. and Innovation), research partners (VTT and the University of Helsinki) and industrial partners The goal of the WATERCHIP project is to develop (MK Fluidics, Orion Diagnostica and FIWA innovative, low-cost, miniaturised, rapid and specific – Finnish Water Utilities Association). test concepts for water quality assessment by combining manufacturing technologies – printing and injection moulding together with micro-fluidics – with biological 17
  18. 18. Niras provides technical assistance and project and pollution abatement, water resources and demandmanagement for development programmes all over the management, wastewater and solid waste managementworld. The company’s core competence lies in integrated and in legislation, investment and financial analyses.natural resource management and rural development. During the past 10 years, Niras has implemented moreNiras offers consulting and advisory services also in than 50 assignments in the water sector in numerousvarious interdisciplinary water related sub-sectors such countries worldwide.as urban and rural water supply, sanitation, water quality www.niras.fi 10 Rural and Semi Urban Water Supply and Sanitation in Mali The Rural Water Supply Project in Mali aims at rose only by 1 % per year. In both rural and semi urban supporting the Government of Mali’s objectives of areas, the demand for water and sanitation has been reducing poverty and of getting equitable access to rising rapidly due to population growth, and changes water and sanitation. The specific objective of the in the climate. Project is to develop safe water supply in rural areas in communities of more than 2,000 inhabitants and The Project provides technical assistance and support to ensure sustainable and optimal management of to the Regional Directorates of Water in the regions water resources. The project has been designed to build of Koulikoro, Mopti and Sikasso in planning activities, capacity in local communities, at inter-communal and in the elaboration of work plans and budgets and in communal level, and to strengthen the capacity of the organizing, monitoring and updating the Communal Regional Directorates of Water (Directions Régionales Development Plans. The project also provides capacity de l’Hydraulique) in planning, managing and providing building for Directorates of Water in tendering support to the community to manage water resources. procedures, contracts and in monitoring the water supply systems, in promotion of the private sector as The Government of Mali has been facing challenges entity for operation and maintenance of water supply in the development of the water and sanitation sector, schemes, in planning and implementation of training especially in the rural and semi-urban areas: in 2001 programme and in management of the national - 2006 the amount of population with access to water database for water resource management. 18
  19. 19. SATEL Oy, established in 1986, is a Finnish electronics processing plants. Since these installations are often inand telecommunications company that specializes in the remote places or cover a large area, the data networkdesign, manufacturing and global marketing & sales of radio needs to be flexible, easy to expand and above all reliable.modems for wireless data communication and alarm transfer. With SATEL radio modems, setting up a local data transfer network is quick and cost effective, providingSATEL radio modems are used widely for the remote reliable data communications.control and monitoring of waterworks and sewage www.satel.com 11 Finnish town Nokia relies on SATEL’s knowledge Nokia Waterworks is one of the SATEL’s hundreds of reduced with a direct impact on operating costs. The Finnish water utility customers. SATEL radio modems soundest reasons for using SATEL radio modems are were first introduced at Nokia in the 1990s. In 2008, reliability and the capacity to operate a network oneself. the system in use with its data communication network Long distances, a rugged landscape and changeable was decided to be upgrated. weather conditions easily present challenges for data transfer. Inexpensive operating costs are also a clear Connecting new equipment into the remote advantage. monitoring and control system will also be easy in future. With the aid of automation systems, operations at water intake plants, the central waterworks, the water Nokia Waterworks’ operation engineer Matti Tamski mains and wastewater sewer networks, and wastewater says that the radio modem network setup was straight- pumping plants are monitored and controlled. forward and modems are proven to be an excellent choice for network monitoring. When completed, the Productivity at the waterworks is improving, because radio network will be more than 60 stations and it will the maximum ratings of plants and equipment can be cover the entire Nokia Waterworks area. 19
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  21. 21. YMPÄRISTÖMINISTERIÖ MILJÖMINISTERIET MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT Panel Discussion: Baltic Sea Cooperation Brings Success Tuesday 13th March at 1 pmIntensive international cooperation bears fruit in the Baltic The persons below will take part in the panel discussion.Sea region. The Ministry of the Environment of Finland, Ms Katariina Poskiparta,St Petersburg Water Utility Vodokanal and international State Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Finlandfinancing institutions have cooperated for more than 20 Ms Monika Stankiewicz,years to improve wastewater treatment in the City of St Executive Secretary,Petersburg, the largest population centre in the heavily Baltic Marine Environment Commission HELCOMpolluted Baltic Sea area. The cornerstone of cooperationhas been the long-term partnership between the water Mr Felix Karmazinov,utilities of Helsinki and St Petersburg. Tens of enterprises, Director General, SUE Vodokanal St Petersburgboth Russian and international, have participated in joint Mr Johan Ljungberg,projects, which have resulted in a remarkable decrease in Senior Director, Head of Environment Unit,the effluent load and in improved water services. The visible Nordic Investment Bankresults may be seen in the improved state of the Sea in the Mr Tommi Fred,easternmost part of the Gulf of Finland. Vice Director, Water Services,As part of the cooperation, implementing the HSY Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authorityrecommendations of the Baltic Marine Environment Moderator: Ms Katri Mehtonen,Commission (HELCOM) is promoted. The St Petersburg Managing Director, Finnish Water Forumwater utility is expected to be fully in compliance with Come and take part in this open discussion and enjoy thethese recommendations by 2015. Because of its improved refreshments after the panel!performance, St Petersburg Vodokanal has been named thebest performing water utility in Russia. Modalities of Water Resource Monitoring and Information Sharing in order to Optimize Benefits Generated in the Eastern Nile Tuesday 13th March at 5 pmWelcome to listen and take part in the discussion on discussing recent events, the uses and management of theWater Resources Management in Blue Nile Basin and shared waters, modalities for water resource monitoringenjoy the refreshments after the discussion! and information sharing, and the role of River BasinRecently, the Blue Nile Basin has been the centre of large Organisations in the Region.changes and developments, both in political, institutional Welcome to listen and take part in the discussion onand infrastructure terms. These developments will Water Resources Management in Blue Nile Basin andhave an effect on the water resources. The panel will be enjoy the refreshments after the discussion! 21
  22. 22. Sustainable lake restoration The UNECE Water convention: at Lake Vesijärvi When regional goes global! Wednesday 14th March at 1 pm Wednesday 14th March at 5 pmWelcome to take a look behind the curtain of A debate: Since its adoption 20 years ago, significantdeclarations and resolutions. results have been achieved, and experience gained, within the UNECE region through the implementation ofWe will proudly present a case about Lake Vesijärvi the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use ofwhich is located in Southern Finland. Experiences on Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes.water management and lake restoration gathered fromLake Vesijärvi have been applied in several continents Based on cooperation and fostering dialogue amongfrom South Africa to China. Parties, with numerous projects helping partner countries, guiding the implementation through expertise andIn this session we will present a very beneficial solution advice on strategic and technical issues, building capacityon how to collate public and private financing, scientific manyand assessing waters, while working on emergingand technical knowhow, world famous Finnish issues such as adaptation to climate change.educational system and local sense of responsibility inthe field of water management. In the near future two important further steps in international water management will enter into force:In this session we will present a very practical solution how the amendment of the UNECE Convention allowingto gather relevant parties together for common goals and countries outside the ECE region to join, and the UNto promote water management actions with the best tools Convention (The Convention on the Law of Non-available to them. Why would an international enterprise Navigational Uses of International Watercourses).Theinvest on lake restoration at a local level? Why would aim of the debate in this side event is to present ideas andmunicipal decision makers prioritize water management explore potential synergies between these two Conventions,issues instead of many other topics? How to get scientific with a view to determining how these frameworkcommunity and local fishermen to find a common instruments might mutually support better management oflanguage? How to ensure the next generations will be more transboundary waters throughout the world.aware of the value of clean and bright waters than the elderones have been? The side-event is organized by the Finnish Environment Institute, UNECE and Dundee University.These questions amongst many others have beenanswered in the case Lake Vesijärvi during the forty The following persons will take part in the panelyears of lake management. discussion: Alistair Rieu-Clarke/Patricia Wouters (Dundee University), Sibylle Vermont/FrancescaCome and enjoy the discussion and refreshments after it! Bernardini (UNECE) and Natalia Alexeejeva (UNDP). You are cordially invited to discuss and promote better management of transboundary waters and to enjoy the refreshments! 22
  23. 23. Community Managed Project Approach in Rural WaSH Development Thursday 15th March at 1 pmA debate: Is the CMP approach really producing The following persons will take part in the debate:sustainable water services? Come and enjoy the Ethiopian CMP will be defended by Mr. Arto Suominen,coffee ceremony! Chief Technical Advisor and Mr. Yohannes, CMP Specialist from COWASH project in Ministry ofCommunity-led Accelerated WaSH in Ethiopia Water and Energy of Ethiopia and on the opposite(COWASH) project’s Chief Technical Advisor side of the table suspecting the applicability of CMPMr. Suominen will introduce the CMP approach and approach there will be two senior level rural waterexplain how the results of rural WaSH development supply professionals Mr. John Butterworth, Seniorhave improved since the CMP approach implementation Programme Officer from IRC and Mr. Elis Karsten,started. Senior Consultant from Ramboll Finland.Implementation speed of water point construction has Finally the audience will be invited to enjoy theincreased remarkably. In some areas the construction rate traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony. The discussionhas increased by a factor of five (From 200 water points about the CMP approach continues while the deliciousper year (1994-2003), increasing steadily to over 1000 per Ethiopian coffee is being served.year in 2009.) Sustainability of CMP community waterpoints has been a lot better than earlier. In accordancewith one evaluation study the functionality rate was 94%(WSP, April 2010).After the introduction, the CMP professionalsMr. Suominen and CMP Specialist Mr. Yohannes willbe challenged in a serious debate. Experienced WaSHprofessionals doubting the positive results of the CMPapproach will be presenting opposing arguments andrelevant questions for the two CMP professionals.After half an hour debate the discussion forum will beopened to the public. The audience is given a chance tomake questions or statements on the CMP approach. 23
  24. 24. SIDE EVENTS AT THE FINNISH PAVILION TUESDAY MARCH 1313:00 Ministry of the Environment of Finland: Panel discussion: Baltic Sea Cooperation Brings Success17:00 Niras: Modalities of Water Resource Monitoring and Information Sharing in order to Optimize Benefits Generated in the Eastern Nile WEDNESDAY MARCH 1412:00 Pre Lunch Drinks for Media: Problem solving is in our nature13:00 Lake Vesijärvi: Sustainable lake restoration at Lake Vesijärvi17:00 SYKE: Panel discussion: The UNECE Water convention: When regional goes global! THURSDAY MARCH 1513:00 Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland: Community Managed Project Approach in Rural WaSH Development

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