Seminar 2016

The Policy Area ‘Nutri’ in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in partnership with the Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship organised a stakeholder seminar

‘Reducing nutrient inputs to the Baltic Sea 

– how to strengthen project partnerships in the region’

14 April 2016

Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship

Okopowa Str. 21/27, Gdansk, Poland

The seminar looked for concrete opportunities to save the Baltic Sea by reducing nutrient loading from diffuse and point sources in rural areas and waste water treatment sludge management. It brought together over 60 participants, including implementers, policy makers and representatives of funding instruments interested in project development and possibilities for regional cooperation.

Mr Krzysztof Trawicki, the Vice-Marshal of the Office of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, opened the seminar by highlighting the achievements allready implemented in the area and pointing out that there is a need for cooperation in order to save the Baltic Sea. Inspirational speakers gave an overview to cooperation possibilities, policy priorities and funding opportunities. Two panel sessions gave an insight to challenges, best practices and the EUSBSR policy area Nutri activities.



Welcome Speech, Krzysztof Trawicki, Vice-Marshal of the Office of the Pomorskie Voivodeship

EUSBSR - What are the opportunities to save the Sea?

EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region - new possibilities of regional cooperation, Alexander Somoza, European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy

Polish Presidency of the Counsil of the Baltic Sea States and perspective regarding the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Grzegorz Szopiński, Polish EUSBSR National Coordinator Team, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

How to cooperate through Policy Area Nutri, Andrzej Podscianski, Coordinator for Policy Area Nutri of the EUSBSR, National Water Management Authority of Poland

Interreg Baltic Sea Region 2014-2020, Elena Kolosova, Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat of Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme

Panel session: How to reduce nutrient loading from diffuse and point sources in rural areas?

Strategies for Sustainable Communal Waste-water Management in the Baltic Sea Region, SUWMAB, Magdalena Gajewska, Gdańsk University of Technology

Effective nutrient removal in communal and individual wastewater treatment in Finland, Satu Maaria Karjalainen, Finnish Environment Institute / Freshwater Centre

SIGWET, Increasing significance of midfield wetlands to combat Baltic Sea eutrophication, Marta Kalinowska, WWF Poland

Revitalisation of old wetlands in Poland, Marek Krysztoforski, Agricultural Advisory Centre in Brwinow Branch Office in Radom

Panel session: Why managing nutrients more efficiently is important? – Case
examples from sludge management

Nutrients recycling and draft HELCOM Recommendation on sewage sludge handling, Dmitry Frank-Kamenetsky, HELCOM

Sludge treatment in the Baltic Sea region from the nutrient management perspective, Marjukka Porvari, John Nurminen Foundation

Improving the resource efficiency and sludge management in the Baltic Sea Region, Ryszard Gajewski, Gdansk Water Utilities, IWAMA project

Best practices and new technologies in sludge management, Horst Mueller,
Müller Umwelttechnik

Final conclusions and closing remarks

Conclusions, Mikhail Durkin, Coalition of Clean Baltic



2016-04-14 Agenda

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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