To sustain the legacy of Baltic COMPASS and Baltic Compact projects as it concerns agriculture, water and climate issues, SLU will promote communication on sustainable drainage management and holistic approach to field drainage and sub-catchment level water flows. For this aim, it has initiated a new flagship activity under the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) Priority Area Bioeconomy. In the scope of this flagship project 'FLOW Baltic' a stakeholder workshop was arranged on 16 June in Jurmala, Latvia in connection to the Annual forum of the EUSBSR. 18 invited stakeholders representing municipalities, regional planning authorities, agricultural advisory services, universities and research institutes, farmers' organisations and WWF gathered to discuss the value, practise and platforms for managing water flow and water quality issues jointly across the landscape and across rural and urban areas.
The workshop was facilitated by Kati Berninger from Tyrsky Consulting who also prepared a workshop report which can be downloaded below together with presentations given at the workshop.