The 19th International Environmental Forum “Baltic Sea Day” was held last week in St. Petersburg, Russia. Around 500 participants gathered on 22–23 March to discuss the environmental state of the sea and local and regional solutions to improving it.
The 4th IWAMA workshop on Smart Sludge Management was organized in Tartu, Estonia, on 8–9 February 2018. The workshop brought together more than 95 participants representing regional organizations, national ministries, universities and local practitioners to discuss sludge handling issues in the Baltic Sea Region.
Pilot investment on the Kaunas wastewater treatment plant is one of the largest in the IWAMA project. Installations on the plant have been ongoing since summer 2017, and will continue next year. We introduce you to the concept of the energy optimized control system constructed on Kaunas WWTP to support the smart energy management and reduction of nutrients.
The IWAMA Water Forum took place on 23–24 October 2017 in Växjö, Sweden, and attracted almost 80 participants from cities, research institutions, water utilities and environmental centers. This event was focused on bringing attention to the needs of the water sector in the Baltic Sea Region and launching the online portal Baltic Smart Water Hub.
The Environmental Centre “ECAT-Kaliningrad” is one of the first IWAMA stakeholders that finalized their Baltic Sea Challenge commitment. We share their story to inspire others.
One of the IWAMA pilot investments supporting the smart energy management is a combined anammox-constructed wetland pilot-plant in Gdańsk, Poland. As the plant has almost finished installing the purchased equipment and soon will be ready to start testing, we are sharing their pilot solution.