Himleån Water Council (SE)This pilot will investigate the river basin and its local stakeholders to enable measures for improved water quality.
Pilot location: River basin of Himleån, Sweden
Lead beneficiary: Himleån water council
Timescales for this project: 2017-2020
More about this pilot project:
The aim of this pilot project in Sweden is to investigate the river basin and its local stakeholders to enable measures for improved water quality. The water council consists mainly of farmers and landowners. A programme for monitoring was launched in 2017 to locate hot spots for eutrophication. The plan is also to integrate learning about streaming water in local schools and to establish a yearly event – Himleån River Day. This will increase local knowledge and awareness of the river basin. Eventually, the pilot will seek ideas for physical measures.
Public startup meetings were held in 2017 to locate commitments and issues that the participants would like to work with. The programme for monitoring will continue during 2018 and data from the sampling, along with analysis of elevation, soil, topography, wetness and waterway profiles, will help identify areas suitable for measures to reduce eutrophication.
Dialogue with local farmers will continue. In 2018, applications for public funding of these actions, including integrating water knowledge projects in schools and launching the Himleån river day, will be made.
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