We are glad to continue the well established networking with the LIFE IP CleanEST project from Estonia. Project’s delegation joined our 1st Baltic-Nordic region thematic workshop on synergies and trade-offs between nature, water, climate, and flood prevention policies in local and regional context workshop in Lubāna, September 2021 and shared their experience in remediation of the contaminated sites and cleaning the waterbody by floating islands.

On January 13, 2022, our project was invited to participate the LIFE CleanEST project’s organized online workshop on water ecosystem services assessment methodologies.

The aim of the workshop was to learn which ecosystem services provided by water bodies have been or are planned to be assessed by water LIFE IP projects all over Europe and how have they assessed either the provision or consumption (or both) of these ecosystem services. In addition, the monetary value, or the increase in monetary value of some ecosystem services was of interest.

LIFE Goodwater IP project partner Baltic coasts expert Maija Fonteina Kazeka held the presentation “D2 monitoring ecosystem services restoration” and pointed out the socio-economic effects, steps, and scale of methodology to assess the ecosystem services as well as indicators and challenges. Please find the full presentation here: Workshop Baltic Coast 13.01.2022

More information about the workshop: Workshop Water Ecosystem