IWAMA project started back in March 2016 – with ambitious goals and results we wanted to achieve to improve the state of the Baltic Sea. After three intensive years of joint implementation of activities in ten countries, testing and learning from each other, we are extremely happy and proud to share a wide collection of produced outputs with our colleagues in the region. Equipped with strong partnership enthusiastic to bring the change to their workplace and the region; with a steadily expanding pool of external stakeholders closely involved in cooperation we are ready to overcome water challenges across the borders.
The 10th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region took place on 12–13 June 2019 in Gdańsk, Poland, and IWAMA joined the event presenting its results and outputs during the seminar and on several stands.
Estonian national event "IWAMA final seminar and sludge compost certification" was held in Saku, Estonia on 11 April 2019 to disseminate project results and lessons learned to local stakeholders.
Presentations from the event introducing IWAMA project and recent trends in water management are available in Estonian.
The national dissemination event for spreading information about IWAMA project to local stakeholders – seminar "New solutions for water management" was held in Kaunas, Lithuania on 5 April 2019. This event was organized by Environmental Center for Administration and Technology (ECAT-Lithuania) in cooperation with the Institute of Hydraulic engineering of Vytautas Magnus University Agricultural Academy.
The Swedish national dissemination event was held in Kalmar, Sweden, on 10 April 2019 under the topic of Collaboration and opportunities for future water and sludge management: focus on IWAMA project.
Presentations from the event introducing IWAMA project and recent trends in water management are available in Swedish.
The Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme Conference on 9–10 April 2019 gathered more than 300 participants in Lübeck to demonstrate achievements of the programme and its funded projects and discuss further regional cooperation. The agenda of the event encompassed plenary sessions for all the audience, as well as 16 parallel sessions presenting both single projects and project platforms funded by Interreg, united into key topics of transnational importance.
The XX International environmental forum “Baltic Sea Day” was organized in St. Petersburg on 21–22 March 2019 bringing together more than 700 participants from the region to share experiences and practices, propose solutions and discuss current and future cooperation. The IWAMA project was presented at the event in the framework of the practical discussion on potential solutions to enhance P-recycling in the wastewater sector.
Celebrating World Water Day, IWAMA project held one of five national dissemination events on 19 March 2019 at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. “Southwest Finland's Water Day” gathered altogether 60 participants representing municipal decision-makers, academia, private companies, water utilities and wastewater treatment plants providing a forum for discussion on the local water expertise in the context of global trends, existing institution competence and education and capacity development needs.
The first national dissemination event took place on 28 February in Rostock, Germany, gathering over 75 participants representing water companies and wastewater treatment plants, academia and research institutes as well as technology providers and engineering companies.
The event provided thematic and functional background of the transnational IWAMA activities, and presented in details the achievements of German partners.