The synthesis report summarizes and compares lessons learned through four case studies on wetlands and flood control conducted within Baltic COMPASS. The report (Part I) acted as background reading for the “Regional Wetland/Flood control Dialogue Workshop” 25-26 September 2012 in Kristianstad, Sweden, and was completed with outputs from the workshop (Part II). The report may also be used in future dialogues between stakeholders discussing the need for and use of wetlands for flood control, nutrient retention, biodiversity, recreation, irrigation and other benefits.
The benefits of a wetland include flood control and nutrient retention. Photo: Anu Suono
The four case studies this report is based on:
- Constructed Wetlands in Finnish Agricultural Environments: Balancing Between Effective Water Protection and Multi-functionality (Download here)
- Multifunctional Wetlands and Stakeholder Engagement: Lessons from Sweden. (Download here)
- Water Management in a Cross-Boundary River Valley in the Light of Limiting Flood Impact on Water Quality - The Case Study of Bug River, Poland. (Download here). Read more about the Bug transboundary basin here.
- Integrating Flood and Nutrient Management - Opportunities for Addressing Multiple Benefits for Urban Development, Wetland Values and Agriculture? The Case Study of Kristianstad, Sweden (To be published later)