Links, Related projects

Biowater is a centre and a network. Within this network there are many other projects that are worthwhile to follow if you have interest in effects of bioeconomy on waters and the society.

Below, we give short introductions and links to their home pages:

NORDBALT-ECOSAFENitrogen and phosphorus load reduction approach within safe ecological boundaries for the Nordic-Baltic region

In many ways a follow-up of BIOWATER, this EU-funded project aims to ensure that nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations and loadings in water bodies in the Nordic-Baltic region are reduced and will remain within safe ecological boundaries. The project started in September 2022. The project is led by the University of Aarhus, and has eight partners.

INCA Model – Home page for the model INCA (INtegrated CAtchments)

Biowater is using the INCA (Integrated Catchments) model to simulate water quality at catchments in Finland, Norway and Sweden. On the INCA home page you find information on their latest model versions, answers to frequently asked questions, where the model has been used, and contact information.

SURFER – effects on surface waters of intensified forestry practices

The interdisciplinary research project SURFER («Surface waters: The overlooked factor in the forestry climate mitigation debate») addresses various effects of intensified forestry practices on surface waters. The goal is to provide guidance tools allowing water managers, decision makers and stakeholders to safeguard valuable surface water ecosystems in Norway.

SURFER has issued five short fact sheets on the following themes: (1) Climate mitigation and intensified forest management in Norway – to what extent are surface waters safeguarded by existing national and international regulations?; (2) Potential effects of intensified forestry as a climate mitigation measure on surface water quality in acid sensitive catchments; (3) Visualizing possible effects of intensified forestry on surface waters by a conceptual biogeochemical framework for forested catchments; (4) Development of a conceptual framework to assess the effects of intensified forestry on aquatic ecosystem services and biodiversity in Norway – based on a literature review; and (5) Assessment of risks to drinking water provision from forest fertilization and harvesting.

Project partners: NIVA (lead), NIBIO and SLU (all three partners are Biowater members).

LTLS – Analysing and simulating long-term and large-scale interactions of carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus in UK land, freshwater and atmosphere.

The overall aim of the project was to develop an Integrated Model of macronutrient pools and fluxes for the UK, test and validate it with historical and contemporary data, and then apply it in scenario analyses to look into the future.Funding for the project ended in 2015.  Work continues to report all the findings and make results available to stakeholders. For further information contact Professor Edward Tipping

WATERDRIVE – 2015-2021

The objective of WATERDRIVE is to implement new and smarter water management practices in agricultural landscapes reducing nutrient loads in range of 30-50 %. This will be achieved through innovative means of collaboration across sectors in a development context of high ecosystem productivity, resource efficient growth and risk management. Local authorities, farming communities, agricultural advisory services and other water- and land managers are the main target groups. Activities involves Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.

WATERDRIVE will provide the Baltic Sea Region with (1) new tools for cross-sector collaboration, (2) innovative digital technologies and methods for doing the right thing at the right place, (3) adapting policies and financing for managing water on landscape level, and (4) implementing a capacity building program for smart water management in agricultural landscapes of the Baltic Sea Region.

NordForsk and the Nordic Bioeconomy Programme

The objective of the Nordic Bioeconomy Programme is to generate new knowledge on how to promote and advance the transition to a bioeconomy-based society in the Nordic countries. There are three funded projects. In addition to BIOWATER there are

Nordic Bioeconomy Programme | NordForsk