Watersituation finland

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Watersituation finland

  1. 1. Water situation in Finland Short presentation made by Kasperi Reijonen, Uki Viljakka, Aada Suvinen and Nhung Le Pääskytie School
  2. 2. Ground water
  3. 3. Ground water • Ground water is clarified and purisied rainwater, which almost 3,5 million people in Finland are using in their daily bases. • Groundwater is found almost everywhere in Finland where the soil is permeable. • The best ground water is in the ridges and large marginal deposits, which soil is gravel and sand. • Soil filters the rainwater when the water runs trough it. • Used as household water because it’s very clean.
  4. 4. Ground water threats • Fertilizers and nutrients weakens the quality of the ground water as well as oil from the gas stations. • If the soil from the ground water areas is taken, the water is exposed to many threats , because the plants don’t cover it anymore. • So it’s important to protect it.
  5. 5. Sur f ac e wat er
  6. 6. • There is much of water surfaces in Finland: 187 888 small lakes and ponds and 25 000 kilometres of rivers. • There is lot of water in Finland because it rains a lot. • Nearly tenth of our country area is covered by water. • Finland’ s lakes include only about 235 cubic kilometres water. • Surface waters are lakes, rivers and coastal waters. © Porvoon kaupunki
  7. 7. Ty pical finnish lake •Small •Young •Low •Low nutrient •Dark water •Winding
  8. 8. Surface waters ecological status Surface waters condition •Finland’ s surface waters particular lakes are good or excellent condition • Rivers and coastal waters are worse condition: beacause rivers bring nutrients. •Civil engineering ruins rivers • The aim is that all Finland’ s surface waters will be good condition so we have to reduce nutrients emissions and water construction Excellent Good Satisfying Passable Bad Unknown Source: http://www.ymparisto.fi/fi-FI/Vesi_ja_meri/Pintavesien_tila

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