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WaterPro -final seminar

Wednesday, 22 May, 2019 - 09:00
Free event
Scandic Hotel Kuopio, Satamakatu 1

WaterPro -final seminar - sharing best practice to improve water quality

This seminar presents eco-efficient tools and models for good water quality management and protection for the Northern Periphery sparsely populated area. WaterPro partners from seven countries present pilot size studies related to agricultural and mining extraction industries challenges related to nutrient runoffs.

Time: wed 22.5.2019 
Location: Scandic Hotel Kuopio, Satamakatu 1, Kuopio


9.00 Registration & Morning coffee

The morning speeches

9.25 Opening words by (Regional Council or Satu V.)
9.30 EU / Finland / Watercourses / Jari Mutanen  (challenges, goals, measures, regulation, priorities…?) 
10.00 Possibilities to control nitrogen discharges in extractive industry/ Anna-Kaisa Ronkanen, University of Oulu
10.30 Eastern Finland / Local challenges of Agriculture / Teija Rantala / RavinneRenki, Savonia
11.00 Short coffee break, 20 min.
11.20 WaterPro introduction and P binders testing, Savonia UAS, Finland
11.40 Nitrogen levels in quarries and filter material testing - GTK Finland
12.00 Constructing a pilot site for measuring grassland concentrations, Agricultural University of Iceland
12.20 Nutrient runoffs and slurry treatment, Agricultural Agency, Faroe Islands
12.40 Herriot Watt University, Scotland
13.00 Lunch

The evening speeches

14.00   SCR Willow – Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Northern Ireland
14.20   SCR willow and constructed wetlands, Donegal County Council,  Ireland
14.40   Lough Neagh Partnership, Northern Ireland
15.00   removing modelling from mining waters, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
15.20   WaterPro-panel
16.00   Ending the seminar

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Savonia UAS

Savonia is one of Finland's biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences. Our campuses are situated in Kuopio, Iisalmi and Varkaus. There are almost 6000 students and 600 employees at Savonia. In education we implement Open Innovation Space (OIS), where we combine learning, development, research, and teaching.