Academy of Finland
Funding decision
 
Name Klöve, Björn
Organisation OY
Project title
WATER MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE USE AND PROTECTION OF PEATLANDS
Decision No. 326848
Decision date 11.02.2019
Funding period 01.04.2019 - 31.03.2022
Funding 261 450
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Project description
Peatlands are important as they contribute to many ecosystem services such as drinking water provision, biomass production and flood retention. When peatlands are drained, negative environmental impacts often follow such as reduced surface water quality, loss of biodiversity and increased greenhouse gas emissions. WARERPEAT project aims to develop land and water management approaches and technologies to reduce environmental impacts for different types of peatlands found in peat rich regions of Northern Europe and Indonesia. The work is organized in 5 work packages (WPs) devoted to: i) Analysis of peatland use impacts on hydrology and water quality, ii) Solutions for efficient water management and water quality control, iii) Tools for integrated land and water management, iv) Stakeholder involvement and communication to outline best management options, v) Project management and coordination.