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  • WAMBAF - Water Management in Baltic Forests


    WAMBAF stands for Water management in Baltic Forests and aims to reduce nutrient and mercury export from forestry to streams, lakes and the Baltic Sea.

    The WAMBAF project started in March 2016 and will last for three years.

    The project is an important joint work for the countries surrounding the Baltic Sea during the next three years.

    The aim of the project is to determine the methods and tools for water management in forests, which contribute to the improvement of the quality of waters entering the Baltic Sea.

    In terms of content, the scope of the project includes issues related to:
    • operation and maintenance of drainage equipment,
    • the beaver's impact on water quality,
    • forest management in the vicinity of surface waters,
    • modern tools supporting water management in forests.

    Partners involved

    We are nine partners:

    • Swedish Forest Agency (lead partner)
    • Institute Natural Resources Finland, Luke
    • Metsähallitus, Finland
    • Latvian State Forest Research Institute Silava
    • Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, LRCAF
    • Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania
    • Forest Research Institute IBL, Poland
    • Forestry Research Institute of Sweden
    • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences