Sustainable Governance of Aquatic Resources (AKVA): Final Symposium 8–9 December

17 Nov 2016

Venue: HTC (High Tech Centre), Helsinki, 

Tammasaarenkatu 1–5, 00180 Helsinki

The Academy Programme Sustainable Governance of Aquatic Resources (AKVA, 2012–2016) was launched to support scientific research that contributes to the sustainable management, adequacy and future safety of water and aquatic resources. One of the driving principles behind the programme is interdisciplinarity. Water research is a broad and wide-ranging field of study that is interlinked with a number of different disciplines and sectors. Water as a natural resource, in turn, is linked to environmental, social, political and economic changes that have a bearing on the state of aquatic environments and on the availability and usability of water. It is also important to consider the cultural, health-related and safety and security aspects of water. All projects included in the programme are encouraged to give special attention to the practical application and potential for application in the research.

This Final AKVA Symposium is a get-together event where the latest results of the programme’s projects and future research plans can be discussed among colleagues and which provides an excellent opportunity for further tightening the collaboration between researchers. The seminar is open to all parties, both non-AKVA researchers and stakeholders with interest in the results of the programme.

The symposium is free of charge. Registration is required.

The Programme

Keynote presentations (PDF):

Aims for a Sustainable Management of the Aquatic Environment in Europe: How do we like our waters to be? Bernd Klauer, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Reserch – UFZ, Germany

Transitions in Water Resources Management: the Role of Policy Entrepreneurs Sander Meijerink, Radboud University, The Netherlands

Water in the Context of Circular Economy – Current Status and Future Perspectives, Jani Salminen, Finnish Environment Institute

Project Descriptions and Highilghts

We kindly ask you to register right away at  by using the keycode AKVAHTC. Please note, the registration for meals is binding, force major cancellation should be done immediately.

The invitation to participate can be forwarded to other researchers in the field of aquatic research and other interested parties.


The event is part of the programme of the Finnish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2016.

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