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17th "Europe-INBO 2019" International Conference
for the Implementation of the European Water Directives

 

 from 17th to 20th June 2019 in Lahti, Finland at Sibelius Hall

 

Discussing the future of the European Water Directive and Schowcasing ambition under midnight sun !

 

Finnish authorities invite Europe-INBO this year to hold the 17th “EUROPE-INBO” International Conference, co-organized with the “Group of European Basin Authorities for the Implementation of the European Water Directives”, from Monday 17th of June to Thursday 20th of June 2019, at the Sibelius Hall, Lahti, FINLAND.

Organizations, administrations and other stakeholders interested in Basin Management are invited to participate in the event and share their experiences on basin management.

 

 

 

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Finnish authorities invite Europe-INBO this year to hold the 17th “EUROPE-INBO” International Conference, co-organized with the “Group of European Basin Authorities for the Implementation of the European Water Directives”, from Monday 17th of June to Thursday 20th of June 2019, at the Sibelius Hall, Lahti, FINLAND.

Organizations, administrations and other stakeholders interested in Basin Management are invited to participate in the event and share their experiences on basin management.

 

 

Program

 

 

Papers

 

Monday 17th June :

Workshop “Integration of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) into WFD Programs of Measures (PoMs) for basin restoration with a focus on lakes: governance, implementation, assessment

 

Nature-based Solutions. Definition and implementation - Justine DELANGUE (IUCN)
French Biodiversity Agency : Strategy to increase climate resilience through nature-based solutions - LIFE Integrated Project ARTISAN
Natural water retention measures (NWRM): Efficiency assessment for water directives - Maxime Fouillet (OIEau)
Nature based solutions in lake and river restoration in Finland - Dr Anne-Mari Ventelä & Dr Teija Kirkkala (Pyhäjärvi Institute)
Integration of nature based solutions. Examples of good practices in the Artois Picardie Water Agency - Géraldine. Aubert (Agence de l'Eau Artois-Picardie)
Stormwater management & NBS for reducing emissions of harmful substances from urbanized areas Local experiences & practices from Lahti - Juhani Järveläinen (City of Lahti)
Natural based solutions for brownification of surface water combined with natural water retention measures  - Helene Annadotter, (Regito Research Center on Water and Health (SWE))
Biomanipulation in Finland - identification of the need, implementing of fish removal, impacts on water quality and ecology, views to the reason in variation of impacts -Ilkka Sammalkorpi (Finnish Environment Institute SYKE)

 

 

  • INBO World Liaison Bureau

 

Tuesday 18th June :

  • Official opening of ceremony

 Video Jimenez Cisneros

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Message of the DG Environment

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         Video -  Bettina Doeser (DG Environnement) -
           
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  • Roundtable N°1 - Water quality : the objective of good ecological status and the challenge of microplastics

The objective of good ecological status and the challenge of microplastics - Seppo Hellsten
L’objectif de bon état  écologique et le défi des micro plastiques - M Haussoulier
(Micro)plastic pollution problem in the aquatic environment - Bernard De Potter
Water quality Physicochemical elements in ecological status classification & multistressor situations - Marko Järvinen
L’objectif de bon état écologique et le challenge des micro-plastiques - Christian Lecussan
The challenge of pesticides to achieve good water status - Laura Tanco Ballesteros

 

  • Roundtable N°2 - Agriculture and climate change : agroecology, non-point source pollution, water availability

Heavy rain risk on the agricultural areas in Central Europe – case study Poland - Mariusz Adynkiewicz-Piragas
Climate change and agriculture: the case of the Guadalquivir River Basin in Spain - Víctor Cifuentes
Increase exchanges between European stakeholders on catchment protection - Stéphanie Laronde
Infographics of agriculture in Bélarus - Aliaksandr Pakhomau
Water and Land Management adaptation in the Amu Darya Basin to Climate Change - Galina Stulina
Agriculture and climate change - Marja-Liisa Tapio-Biström

 

Wednesday 19th June :

  • Roundtable N°3 - Towards a practical review of the WFD application : how to deal with exemptions and one-out-all-out

Soil and Water Resources Institute - Ioannis Chronis
ECRR Submission to the Public Consultation of the WFD Fitness Check - Bart Fokkens
The Loire-Brittany Basin - Philippe Gouteyron
How to deal with exemptions and one-out all-out principle - Taina Ihaksi
« One out, all out » principle How to benefit ? - Pierre-Nicolas Libert
WFD review: Towards a practical review of the WFD application - Maria Babukchieva

 

  • Roundtable N°4 -  Integrated management of basins and coastal waters : strengthening consistency

Introduction to the session
Integrated Management of basins and coastal waters: strengthening consistency
- Manuel Sapiano
Future of Aral Sea Basin - Viktor Dukhovniy
Understanding and managing nutrient cycling in coastal areas of the Baltic Sea - Tom Jilbert
The Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes - Hanna Plotnykova
Integrated management of basins and coastal waters : strengthening  consistency - Géraldine Aubert

 

  • Special session "International and transboundary cooperation (including under the Framework of the WFD, between EU and Non-EU Countries"

 

Thursday 20th June :

  • A technical and culturl visit will be organized in the City of Lahti region.

 

3 options for the technical and cultural study visit

 

  • Option 1 : Local Life in Finnish countryside -Tour with a lake cruise (Duration: 4,5 hours)

2 Hour lake cruise from Lahti to Vääksy Canal, tasty Lunch with seasonal local fish from Lake Päijänne, guided visits in Vääksy Mill & Shop and a family owned microbrewery Kanava Brewery

  • Option 2 : Guided Canoeing excursion (Duration 3,5 hours)

Group paddles together to Myllysaari island where a delicious soup lunch will be served in a local Sailing Club’s home harbor restaurant. After lunch, return by canoeing to Lahti passenger harbor. Previous experience is not required, this excursion is perfect also for beginners.

  • Option 3 : LAHTI - city of Ski Jumping and world’s best groundwater (Duration : 4 hours)

The first visit takes place in the Hartwall Brewery production plant, Next a Buffet lunch will be enjoyed at restaurant Voitto. At the Lahti Ski Museum you’ll have a chance to learn more about the history of skiing after testing your skills in the ski jumping simulator… Finally, it is time to take a chair lift up to the tower and have a closer look to the city from ski jumpers perspective.

 

The full programme

 

 

 

 

HOTEL BOOKING

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: due to the limited capacity of the venue and availability of bedrooms (which are not pre-booked by the organizers), we strongly recommend you to register to Europe-INBO 2019 (free of charge) and book your hotel as soon as possible and no later than Tuesday 16 April 2019!

Regarding hotel booking, our Finnish hosts have negotiated a discount night rate including breakfasts and taxes in the following 3 hotels. Please indicate you are a participant of “Europe INBO 2019” to benefit from this rate when proceeding to the booking:

 

TRANSPORT

Lahti is located only 1 hour  by train and 1 hour 20 minutes by bus from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.
Check the train timetables here: https://visitlahti.fi/en/arriving