3rd HELCOM Agri/Env Forum

PACs Nutri (PL) participated in the 3rd HELCOM Agri/Env Forum was held on 7-8 May 2012 in Warsaw, Poland.

The Meeting considered the progress of the Baltic DEAL Project and took note of the Executive meeting report from the "Marine ecologists meet agronomists" seminar, Stockholm, Sweden on 25.4.2012 (document 3/9/INF). The Meeting also suggested that information compiled in the baseline report on agri-environmental measures in the Baltic Sea Region: advisory services, legislation & best practices (as contained in document 3/6/INF) should be utilised for the purposes of discussion on buffer strips and wetlands.

Outcome of the meeting

Ongoing Flagships

Better efficiency for industrial sewage treatment (BEST)

Development of sustainable wetland management by restoration and biomass utilisation of peatlands in the Neman river catchment to improve water quality of the Baltic Sea (

Enhancing water resources management in four river basins oriented on Baltic protection (BigRivers4Baltic)

Ongoing platforms

Sustainable manure and nutrient management for reduction of nutrient loss in the Baltic Sea region (SuMaNu)

Platform on Integrated Water Cooperation (BSR Water)

Completed Flagships

Phasing Out of the Use of Phosphates in Detergents, finalized in 2011.
EN and RU)

Putting Best Agricultural Practices into Work
(Baltic Deal), 2010-2013.

Assessment of Regional Nutrient Pollution Load and
Identification of Priority Projects to Reduce Nutrient Inputs from Belarus to the Baltic Sea, Nov 2012-Dec 2013.

Project on Reduction of the Eutrophication of the Baltic Sea Today
(PRESTO), Jun 2011-Mar 2014.

Nutrient offsetting for the Baltic Sea (

Initiating full scale mussel farming in the Baltic Sea (
Baltic Blue Growth)

Interactive water management (

Consumer guide for sustainably produced meat (


With the support of

Nutrient inputs

Networks: The EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

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