Current hydrological information
Hydrological forecasts and current hydrological information on, for example, precipitation, groundwater level, discharge, water levels and surface water temperatures from measuring sites all around Finland, satellite images also available.
Direct path: www.environment.fi > State of the environment > Surface waters > Current hydrological information
Web address: www.environment.fi/hydroinfo
Hydrological forecasts and maps
Direct path: www.environment.fi > State of the environment > Surface > Current hydrological information > Hydrological forecasts and maps
Web address: www.environment.fi/waterforecast
Surface water quality
The general usability classification of water bodies gives an idea about the average suitability of the water bodies for water supply, fishing and recreation in Finland. The quality class is determined based on the natural quality of the water and human impacts. The water bodies have been classified into five classes: excellent, good, satisfactory, passable and poor.
Direct path: www.environment.fi > State of the environment > Surface waters > State of surface waters > General classification of water quality
Web address: www.environment.fi/waterquality
Current information on algal blooms
From June to September, up-to-date information on algae and algal maps; useful information especially about blue-green algae.
Direct path: www.environment.fi > State of the environment > Eutrophication > Current information on algal blooms
Web address: www.ymparisto.fi/levatilanne
Wastewater treatment in rural areas
Information on wastewater treatment in rural areas in Finland, for example, on new regulations.
Direct path: www.environment.fi > Water resources management > Water services > Wastewater treatment in rural areas
Web address: www.environment.fi/onsitewastewater
The traditional Finnish legal concept of everyman's right allows free right of access to the land and waterways, and the right to collect natural products such as wild berries and mushrooms, no matter who owns the land. These rights also generally apply to foreign citizens, with certain exceptions related to local boating, fishing and hunting rights.
Direct path: www.environment.fi > Nature conservation > Nature, recreation and tourism > Everyman's right
Web address: www.environment.fi/everymansright
Comprehensive lists of threatened and protected species in Finland.
Direct path: www.environment.fi > Nature conservation > Protecting species
Web address: www.environment.fi/speciesprotection
International trade of endangered species
Information about trade in endangered species and necessary forms for import and re(export).
Web address: www.environment.fi/cites
Chemicals and environmental risks
Basic facts about chemicals and environmental risks in Finland, link to the Data bank of Environmental Properties of Chemicals - EnviChem.
Direct path: www.environment.fi > Environmental protection > Chemicals and environmental risks
Web address: www.environment.fi/chemicals
Environmental emergency response in Finland
Information especially on oil-pollution abatement.
Direct path: www.environment.fi > Environmental protection > Environmental emergency response
Web address: www.environment.fi/oil
If a large-scale environmental accident occurs, for example an oil accident, this page will be updated in real time.
Direct path: www.environment.fi > Environmental protection > Environmental emergency response > Accident updates
Web address: www.environment.fi/accident
Eco-management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) in Finland
Information about the European Community Eco-management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), list of EMAS-registered companies in Finland.
Direct path: www.environment.fi > Environmental protection > Sustainable consumption and production > Eco-management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) in Finland
Web address: www.environment.fi/emas
Best Available Techniques (BAT) in Finland
Information on best practises in Finland, Finnish BAT technology reports.
Direct path: www.environment.fi > Environmental protection > Sustainable consumption and production > Best Available Techniques (BAT) in Finland