Race For The Baltic, together with SIWI Swedish Water House, presented the Pioneers for better pollution monitoring and reporting project at the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management Forum in Gothenburg on 17 May 2018.

Carla and Lotta presenting at Havs Forum

Image: Carla Alexandra (Race For The Baltic) and Lotta Samuelson (Swedish Water House) presenting at the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management Forum

 

The needs and opportunities for increased transparency of environmental data, as well as sharing of data between the local to national and regional levels were presented. The benefits of sharing water pollution data between local and regional levels in the Baltic Sea basin have recently been published in a policy brief, as conclusion to the project. Opportunities for future collaboration and work on these topics were also discussed with the audience at the Forum.

Between late 2016 and 2018, the Pioneers for better pollution monitoring and reporting project investigated municipalities’ monitoring and reporting of pollution data to national and regional authorities, as well as potential benefits for municipalities by doing so in a more structured approach.

The project was led by SIWI Swedish Water House (SWH), in partnership with Race for the Baltic and the Action Platform for Source-to- Sea Management (S2S platform). The project is being carried out with financial support from the Swedish Institute (SI).
More information on this project can be found here.