The overall goal of WaterPro is to develop eco-efficient tools and models for good water quality management and protection for the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) areas. The main focus is in controlling and managing runoffs from agriculture and mineral extraction sites which both are important sectors economically but cause pollution threats to the water and soil environment.  WaterPro will fill in these gaps through collaborative piloting in several sites.

This will be done through development of a toolbox of good management practices and a communication platform for the agricultural and mining extraction industries. In addition, several innovative, low cost practices will be implemented in actual pilot sites and their treatment and cost-efficiency evaluated. 

WaterPro will also enhance the preparedness of responsible authorities and local resource users to protect water quality, human health, ecosystems and stimulate economic growth and development.

The two main aims of WaterPro Project can be summarized as:

1) Providing more eco efficient runoff management systems in the Northern Periphery Area in anticipation of the effects of climate change;

2) Providing a faster transfer of knowledge and develop wider cooperation within the Northern Periphery Area and improve runoff management systems and techniques.


Project information


Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland


Agricultural University of Iceland, Iceland

Heriot Watt University, UK

Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, UK

Lough Neagh Partnership, Irenland

Bunaoarstovan, Denmark

Lulea University of Technology, Sweden

Donegal County Council, Ireland

Geological Survey of Finlnda, Finland

Source of funding

Norther periphery and Arctic Programme

Reference information


Published in Climate-ADAPT Dec 01 2022   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 01 2022

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